When you move out

Instructions for moving out.

Instructions for moving out

What are the steps for moving out?

  1. Terminate your lease.
  2. The move-out date is specified in the contract or notice of termination. You must hand over the entire apartment to Avain on that date.
  3. Also, submit a move-out notification to the maintenance company. You can leave it in the mailbox of the maintenance company in the property’s stairwell.
  4. Make an electronic notification of move at muuttoilmoitus.fi (or at a service point of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency) and to Posti.
  5. Please remember that Avain has the right to arrange apartment displays in your apartment during the notice period.

The apartment will be inspected before you move out. The inspector will assess the condition of the apartment, and the inspection is carried out within five working days of receiving the notice. At the same time, you will find out some repairs are needed that you are responsible for. The inspection is carried out by a home inspector of the property management company.

How do I terminate a lease that is valid until further notice?

You must always make the notice of termination in writing and sign it. Submit the notice of termination by the end of the previous calendar month before your planned move. You can fill out the notice electronically using the link above. Alternatively, you can return the notice by e-mail to myynti@avainyhtiot.fi or by post to the Avain sales office. We will send you a confirmation of receipt, along with the moving out instructions.

How do I terminate a fixed-term lease?

You do not need to terminate a fixed-term contract. It will we terminated automatically at the time specified in the contract.

What should the notice of termination include?

The notification must specify which apartment and which tenants it applies to. It must also include the date of expiry and moving-out date. If you have made the lease agreement with your spouse, remember to ask for their consent for the notification.

How long is the notice period?

If you terminate your contract yourself, the notice period shall always be one (1) month, calculated from the last day of the calendar month during which the notice is given. The notice period is counted from the moment the notice of termination is delivered in writing to Avain. If Avain terminates the contract, the notice period is three (3) months, unless you have lived in an Avain apartment continuously for more than one year before the termination. In that case, your notice period is six (6) months.

Example: If you terminate your contract on 15 August, the notice period is calculated from the last day of August. Your obligation to pay the rent will end at the end of September.

I want to move to another Avain rental apartment. What should I do?

Fill out the rental application – you can find it either on the Avain website or at the sales offices. Remember to terminate your existing agreement. Also, submit a move-out notification for the old and a move-in notification for the new apartment.

When can the owner cancel my lease?

Cancelling by the owner is always related to the neglect of the resident’s duties, such as rent arrears or a lifestyle that significantly disturbs other residents. This is a rare and last-resort scenario. Usually, you will first receive a written warning, after which you will still be able to rectify the situation. In the case of a particularly reprehensible breach of contract, Avain may also terminate the contract without notice. The notice of cancellation is always be made in writing and in a verifiable manner.