Water and electricity
From this page, you’ll find information about water, electricity, and heating on our properties.
For the time being, water is included in the rent at all our properties.
Water fees from January 2024
From the beginning of 2024, at certain properties there will be a separate water fee charged from tenants.
The water fee is charged as a monthly advance together with rent payment. You will receive an adjustment invoice every four months based on your water consumption. You will be invoiced or refunded depending on whether you have used more or less water than estimated. You can find your water fee payment details on the rent invoice for next year that you have received as an e-mail and a letter to your home.
The reason for water fees is European Union’s energy efficiency directive. The directive requires the invoicing to be based on the actual water usage of the tenant on properties that have been built or renovated after 2020.
The properties that will have water fee starting January 1st of 2024
- Katajanokanranta 21
- Vieraskuja 5
- Anna Sahlsténinkatu 4
- Työpajankatu 4
- Yläkiventie 4, 7 ja 9
- Myllymatkantie 7
In the future, all new and renovated properties will have a water fee as well.
Electricity is included in the rent in shared apartments. You do not need to make your own electricity contract.
Studios, two-room, and family apartments
Please see your housing offer to find information about if the electricity is included in your rent. If the electricity is not included, you will need to make your own electricity contract before you move in. The advantage of making your own contract is that you can influence the total amount of your electric bill by monitoring your electric usage.
To find the best electricity contract, you should compare different electricity service providers and prices before you make a contract. You can compare different contracts available for Hoas homes conveniently at VertaaEnsin.fi-service.
Heating the apartments is included in the rent. Our properties are heated with district heating and the temperature is managed with automatic thermostats that work in relation to the outdoor temperature. However, please note that if your apartment has for example heated flooring, the usage will show in your electric bill.
Electricity purchased by Hoas
In the apartments where electricity is included in the rent, the electricity is always Finnish waterpower. All our properties electricity and the district heating in our properties in Vantaa and Espoo is acquired emission-free. By the end of the year 2023 all the property electricity and energy is produced with renewable energy sources and from there on 100 % emission-free.