A transfer of right to occupancy means moving from one Hoas apartment to another due to changed circumstances. You can apply for transfer of right to occupancy with the transfer of right to occupancy application. The application can be found from Online services. A transfer of right to occupancy application must always include a certificate of the grounds for applying. The application will not be approved without sufficient cause.
You can apply for transfer of right to occupancy if you are moving out of your mutual apartment or if your spouse/partner is moving out of the apartment.
The application is accepted once your tenancy agreement has been terminated. Remember to submit the transfer of right to occupancy after submitting your notice of termination. The application must be submitted at least one calendar month before your tenancy agreement ends.
You are entitled to transfer of right to occupancy if your military or civil service begins right after your tenancy agreement ends and you are ready to accept a new apartment as soon as your service ends. You need to provide Hoas with a certificate about the duration of your service.
The application must be submitted at least one calendar month before your service time ends. You can also keep your apartment during your service time and sublease it for that time.
When you have used up your limited time of occupancy in a studio (five years), you may only apply for housing that has no such limitations. It is not possible to live in a studio after the limited time of occupancy runs out. Submit the application at least one calendar month before the current agreement ends.
The end of a fixed-term agreement does not entitle you to a transfer of right to occupancy.
You can apply for a transfer of right to occupancy based on being pregnant if you submit the transfer of right to occupancy application before your due date. You can submit the application as soon as the pregnancy has been confirmed. Hoas does not guarantee that you will get a new apartment before your due date.
Certificate of pregnancy indicating the expected date of delivery must be provided.
If you live alone in a shared apartment room/studio/two-room apartment, you can submit a transfer of right to occupancy application together with your partner to apply for a family apartment. You can only apply for a bigger family apartment with transfer fo right to occupancy.
You should only terminate your current tenancy agreement when you receive an offer for a new apartment. Submitting an application does not terminate your tenancy agreement.
You are entitled to apply if the exchange or work experience is part of your studies and if it lasts maximum one academic year. The exchange/internship also needs to start immediately after your agreement ends and you need to accept a new apartment right after your exchange ends.
Exchange certificate/work experience agreement indicating the start and end date and location of the exchange/work experience must be provided. The certificate or agreement must also indicate how the exchange or work experience is related to your studies. Please note that the certificate/agreement must be either in Finnish or English.
Fill the application preferably already before leaving for the exchange or work experience. The application must be submitted at least one calendar month before the exchange/work experience ends. You can also keep your apartment during the work experience/exchange and sublease it for that time.
Hoas will guarantee that you will be offered an apartment, but the location or the type of apartment cannot be guaranteed. If you apply for an apartment only in certain areas or you apply only for a certain type of apartment, and you are not willing to accept other offers, it is advised to apply for internal transfer instead of transfer of right to occupancy.
If you do not accept the apartment offered to you when you apply for a transfer of right to occupancy, your application will be removed. You can no longer apply for transfer of right to occupancy. You can, however, still apply for an apartment through the normal route. When you submit a normal application you have no priority status compared to other applicants and therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will offered an apartment when you need it.
Your current tenancy agreement will not be automatically terminated. You must always terminate it yourself (the only exception is when a limited time of occupancy ends). You must always terminate your tenancy agreement in writing by filling out a notice of termination form. The notice period is one calendar month.
At the end of a limited time of occupancy, in cases of separation/divorce, the new agreement will begin immediately after the old one ends. At the end of a work experience, an exchange, or military/civil service, the new agreement can being either in the same month as when the duty elsewhere ends, or at the beginning of the following month. If the application is made due to pregnancy, we aim to time the offer such that the tenant has enough time to give notice at least one calendar month before moving out.