Checklist for moving

There is a lot to remember when you move. Do you feel like forget something important? Not to worry, the below checklist for moving by Espoon Asunnot helps you to take care of all that is required.

The most important things to take care of

Collecting the keys

Your tenancy agreement includes the start date of the agreement. On this date, you can pick up the keys from the maintenance company and move into your new apartment. The maintenance company will need to see the tenancy agreement and your ID before giving you the keys to the apartment against a signature. If you signed the tenancy agreement electronically, show it to the maintenance service from your mobile phone or print it out and bring it with you. If you signed the tenancy agreement at our customer service point, show the agreement that was given to you. The keys are also returned to the maintenance company at the end of the tenancy.

Parking space and sauna booking

You can book a parking space or inquire any vacancies by calling our customer service. If there are no spaces available, you can join a queue to get a parking place later. The rent for a parking place will depend on whether the place has a heating pole or not or if it is in a parking garage. Most of our properties include the option to purchase a charging point for electric and hybrid cars.

Parking space agreements are made with the main tenant. After concluding the agreement, the maintenance company will provide you with a parking permit and a key to the heating pole or parking garage, if necessary. 

You can make a sauna booking when collecting the keys or later by calling the maintenance company. The fee for a weekly sauna booking is €15 per month. The bookings are granted based on a queue. To cancel your booking, call the maintenance company.

Both the parking space and sauna booking are charged in connection with the rent. Once your parking space or sauna booking are confirmed, we will send you a new breakdown of the rent. Water and broadband Internet are included in the monthly rent of all our apartments. 

Condition statement

We kindly ask you to assess the condition of your new apartment within two weeks of the start of your rental agreement. We utilise the condition statement to assess the condition of the apartment when residents change, so please complete your statement as carefully as possible. By filling in and submitting the condition statement, you can ensure that you will not be held liable for any damage caused by the previous resident.

  • Condition statement in English. We recommend using the electronic form, as you can include photos of your apartment.
  • If you are unable to fill in the electronic form, you can also fill in the condition statement form that you received as an e-mail attachment and submit it to our customer service e-mail at asiakaspalvelu@espoonasunnot.fi.

Please note that any defects or deficiencies that affect living must always be separately reported to the maintenance company. The maintenance company will not receive information about defects that are only listed on the condition statement.

A resident who is moving out is responsible for thoroughly cleaning the apartment. Please notify our customer service if the apartment has not been properly cleaned.

Other important things to remember

Current tenancy agreement

If you are moving from a rental apartment, remember to give notice on the agreement in time. You must give notice on the agreement before the new agreement can be signed. The period of notice is usually one calendar month.

Notification of change of address

To get your post correctly, submit a notification of change of address in good time. You can submit the notification electronically here. This will update your new address for all authorities, including many banks, publishing houses and insurance companies. However, make a list of places where you may need to provide your new address by other means. You are, for example, responsible for ensuring that your bills end up in the correct address after the move.

Electricity contract

Get a new one or transfer your current electricity contract to the new home in due time. Today, it is easy to compare electricity rates between companies. Visit, for example, the site provided by the Energy Authority.  

Home insurance

Home insurance is a smart choice also for people living in rental apartments. Espoon Asunnot’s real estate insurance does not cover the tenant’s furnishings in case of sudden and unforeseen damage to the property. You should shop around for home insurance. Ask for an offer from, for example, three insurance companies, or compare prices online.

If you already have home insurance, tell the insurance company that you are moving and check if the current insurance is suitable for the new apartment as well. Make sure that the insurance is also valid during the move because you never know what might happen. 

Benefits

If you receive benefits, submit the necessary forms to Kela in good time. Kela does not, for example, automatically grant housing allowance for a dwelling based on a notification of change of address. 

Secure a moving vehicle and help in good time

The ends and beginnings of months are busy times for movers, so you should rent the moving vehicle well in advance. It is also a good idea to ask your friends for help in good time.  

Get a smoke detector

The tenant is responsible for acquiring the mandatory smoke detector in the apartment.

After moving

After the move, sit down on the couch with “A guide to good living” and read the tips and instructions provided in it. At this point, you should also read Espoon Asunnot’s rules and regulations.

Guide to Good Living

This guide is designed to help you take care of your home. It includes useful tips for home maintenance and answers to any concerns you may have.

House rules

The house rules have been drawn up to ensure living comfort and domestic peace for the residents.

Contact information for maintenance companies

Always report a defect to your property's maintenance company.

Customer service contact information

Can’t find the information you are looking for? Our customer service will be happy to answer your questions. 

Sauna

If your building has a shared sauna, you can make a sauna booking at the maintenance company. The common sauna time (“lenkkisauna”) is intended for everyone to use.

Storage facilities

Most buildings have common storage facilities for the residents’ sports and outdoor equipment, as well as lockable storage spaces for the residents’ own belongings.
 

At home

After moving in, please familiarise yourself with the Home section of our website. There you will find important information about rental housing and much more.

Parking

The rent for a parking space depends on whether the space has a heating pole or not or if it is in a parking garage. The rent for the parking space is paid in connection with the rent for the home.

Broadband and cable TV

Your rent includes a broadband connection; please contact Elisa to get access to it.

Division of responsibilities

The responsibility table shows who is responsible for various maintenance and repair work in the home and the building.