The deposit has to be paid before signing the tenancy agreement.
The deposit is the tenant’s guarantee on that he or she will take care of their obligations and takes good care of their apartments. The deposit is 300€/tenant in shared flats and 400€/tenant in other forms of housing.
Upon the expiry of the lease, the lessor may charge from the deposit for damage or additional cleaning, etc. In case the apartment is in good condition and all of the obligations are taken care of, the deposit will be returned to tenant’s bank account within one month of the expiry of the lease. If the bank account is located in a non-SEPA country (Single Euro Payments Area) the Finnish bank will charge 15 € for the international wire transfer. The receiving bank may also charge for the transfer.