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Hoas apartment deposit is 0 euros.

In the majority of tenancy agreements starting from June 1, 2023 or later, no deposit is required. However, there are some exceptions when paying the deposit is required.


We require deposit if:

The amount of security deposit is:

  • 260 euros in shared apartment
  • 500 euros in other apartment types
  • Additionally, you may be required to pay advance rent

The collected deposits will be returned to you when you move out of the apartment. Read more: Deposit return

What is security deposit?

The deposit is a guarantee for Hoas in the event that the tenant does not pay the rent or other fees, or they damage the apartment. Please note, that the deposit cannot be used to pay for the last month’s rent, and you cannot use it while the tenancy agreement is in effect.

In the apartment offer is a link to the applicant online service where you can accept the housing offer and pay the deposit and advance rent. The offer states the due date for the offer as well as deposit and advance rent.

  • Log into applicant online service
  • Accept the apartment offer
  • You’ll se buttons for deposit and possible advance rent payments
  • Move on to the payment service and follow the service providers’ instructions to finish the payment

You can pay the deposit through Finnish online banking, Visa or Mastercard card payments, or MobilePay, Pivo, or Siirto payment applications.

If you want to apply for the deposit to be paid by Kela, please contact Hoas and Kela to check the current procedure.

International bank transfer fees

Please note that it is your responsibility to take care of any charges for international transactions, so you should add them to the amount to be paid. Any added costs will reduce the amount received by Hoas. Please contact your own bank directly for more information about the bank fees.

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