Terminating the tenancy agreement
A tenancy agreement in force until further notice can be terminated either on the last day of the following month or on the 15th day of the following month. The notice period is 1 month.
If written notice is sent to VAV by the 15th day of the month at the latest, before the VAV office closes for the day, the tenancy will end on the 15th day of the following month if the tenant so desires. If the 15th day of the month is a weekend or public holiday, notice should be given to VAV on the working day before the 15th day of the month before the VAV office closes.
If written notice is given to the landlord after the 15th day of the month, the tenancy will end on the last day of the following month. If the tenant wants the tenancy to end at the end of the following month, notice should be given to VAV no later than the last day of the month before the VAV office closes. If the last day of the month is a weekend or public holiday, notice may be given to VAV on the working day after the last day of the month before the VAV office closes.
As an exception to the above, tenancies for VAV Asunnot Oy’s serviced homes cannot be terminated on the 15th day of the following month. Tenancy agreements for serviced homes always end on the last day of the following month.
Regardless of which of the parties entered into the tenancy agreement, if so requested in the event of divorce or separation, a court may determine which of the parties is to continue the tenancy. In such cases the court may release the other party from responsibilities resulting from the tenancy and order him or her to move out of the apartment under threat of eviction.
However, it is simplest for the parties to agree between them which of them is to continue the tenancy. In such cases the party moving out terminates the tenancy agreement on his or her own behalf, after which his or her responsibilities under the tenancy will normally end in accordance with the 1 month notice period. However, in cases of divorce it is not always possible to reach agreement. If this is the case, the opportunity referred to above to apply to have the matter determined by the court is available.
In the event of death
The estate is responsible for fulfilling the responsibilities under the tenancy on the death of the tenant. The executor for the estate must provide VAV Asunnot with a termination notice of the tenancy agreement. The normal 1 month notice period will apply.
Cancellation of the tenancy agreement
VAV Asunnot Oy is entitled to cancel the tenancy agreement without notice if the tenant fails to comply with his or her liability to pay rent, passes control of the apartment to another party in contravention of the law, uses the apartment for a purpose other than that set out in the tenancy agreement, allows behaviour that disturbs others to take place in the apartment or fails to take proper care of the apartment. We remind you that the tenant is also responsible for the behaviour of his or her guests.
Inspection on moving out of the apartment
The housing manager (isännöitsijä) carries out the final inspection when the apartment is vacated. Agree a date and time for the inspection with the housing manager if you want to be present during the inspection.
You can find the instructions on what to remember when moving out you apartment here.