Deposit is the tenant’s guarantee on that he or she will take care of their obligations and takes good care of their apartment. The invoice for paying the deposit is sent together with the apartment offer. The deposit is 300€/tenant in shared apartments and 400€ in studios and family apartments. In order to accept the offer the deposit has to be paid by the due date specified in the offer. The deposit must always be paid before signing the tenancy agreement.

When you move out the deposit will be refunded to your bank account within a month after your tenancy agreement has ended. In order to get your deposit back you have to inform us your banking details. To do so, please submit a deposit refund form here.

The deposit will be refunded completely, if all the payments have been made, the apartment is in good condition and have been cleaned according to the instructions and the keys have been returned to PSOAS office. If the tenant has moved out, but the apartments needs cleaning or there are items in the apartment which need to be cleared out, or the tenant hasn’t returned the keys or made all the payments, the costs of these are deducted from the deposit.

If the bank account is located in a non-SEPA country (Single Euro Payments Area) the Finnish bank will charge 30 € for the international wire transfer. The receiving bank may also charge for the transfer. Therefore the exact amount the tenant receives may be something else than the original amount even if no deductions are made by PSOAS.