THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT IN FINNISH INTO ENGLISH. ONLY THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT IN FINNISH IS VESTED WITH LEGAL VALIDITY.
1. RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY
The right of occupancy of the Tampere Student Housing Foundation, TOAS (hereinafter called 'the Lessor') apartments can be given to a student studying in a post-comprehensive school educational institute and residing in the city of Tampere. The tenancy may continue for 12 months after the Tenant has graduated.
2. DURATION OF TENANCY
The Tenant is entitled to tenancy of the apartment from the beginning of the tenancy period for which s/he is obliged to pay rent. The tenancy is valid until further notice, with the conditions as stated hereinafter, or for a fixed term.
The Board of Directors of the Lessor sets and confirms the unit rent (euro / m² / month). The Tenant is obliged to pay rent as per invoice and as calculated according to the unit rent stated above. Should the grounds for allocation of rent in a housing location be changed, the rent obligation will differentiate from the total area of the apartment. By signing this agreement, the Tenant agrees to the implementation or revision of this allocation during the validity of this agreement. Any changes in rent allocation must be notified as changes in rent.
4. USAGE AND AMENITY FEES
In addition to the rent, the Tenant agrees to pay any usage and amenities fees not included in the rent - e.g., equipment and appliances, electricity, sauna, car parking and hot water fees - as set and confirmed by the Board of Directors of the Lessor.
5. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES IN RENT AND USAGE AND AMENITY FEES
During the period that the provisions on determining rent in the Act on the Use, Assignment and Redemption of State-subsidized (ARAVA) Rental Dwellings and Buildings apply, the Lessor shall, if he desires to increase the rent, notify the Tenant in writing of the increase, its grounds, and the new rent. The new rent shall take effect no sooner than two months after the beginning of the rent payment period immediately following the notification date. Notwithstanding, the Lessor referred to in this section need not separately notify the Tenant of an increase in the charge payable for water, electricity or any other amenity included in the use of the apartment if it is based on an increase in consumption or in the number of persons living in the apartment, provided that it was agreed in the lease agreement that such amenity would be paid for separately on the basis of consumption or the number of persons living in the apartment. In this event, the Tenant shall be notified of the volume of consumption for each payment period. (Act on Residential Leases, Chapter 3, Section 32)
6. PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS
Rent and other payments are to be paid in the manner designated by the Lessor on a monthly basis in advance by the 6th date of each month to a bank account or other recipient as indicated by the Lessor. Should the Tenant not pay the aforementioned rent and other fees by the due date, overdue interest on the unpaid charges will be the maximum overdue interest rate as stipulated by the Interest Act. However, at least an equivalent of one month's interest on unpaid rent and other fees will be collected as overdue interest in all cases. In addition, the Tenant is liable for the payment of any costs and expenses caused by the collection of overdue rent and other fees as set and confirmed by the Board of Directors of the Lessor.
At the commencement of the tenancy, the Tenant will pay a deposit, as set and confirmed by the Board of Directors of the Lessor, to the Lessor's bank account as a security and damage margin. The Lessor will pay the deposit to the bank account designated by the Tenant at the end of the tenancy, provided the Tenant has returned the keys to the apartment and left the apartment and other public areas adjoining the apartment in a clean and normal condition, and not have any unpaid rents, fees or other liabilities to the Lessor outstanding. The Lessor can, without hearing the Tenant, use the deposit to recover his receivables. TOAS will return the deposit in the month following the giving of notice. TOAS will not pay interest on the deposit fee.
8. DUTIES OF THE TENANT WHEN RESIDING IN THE APARTMENT
The Tenant must take good care of the apartment. The Tenant is obliged to financially cover any damage caused intentionally or by negligence. The Tenant is obliged to report any damage or deficiencies in the apartment to the Lessor without delay. The Tenant must notify the Lessor immediately if any repairs are required in order to prevent further damage.
9. SUBLETTING AND SECONDARY LEASING OF THE APARTMENT PROHIBITED
As enabled by Section 72 of the Act on Residential Leases, TOAS prohibits the subletting of the apartment to another party.
10. TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT OF THE APARTMENT TO ANOTHER STUDENT
Section 18 of the Act on Residential Leases enables the Tenant to temporarily assign the apartment to another student, if the Tenant is temporarily residing in another location for reasons of study. However, permission for this temporary assignment must be obtained from the Lessor. Such permission can be granted for a maximum of two years. The recipient of the temporary assignment must also be a student.
11. REVISION OF RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY
The Tenant is obliged, on a date to be announced separately, to give any information stipulated by the Lessor's housing allocation that may affect the right to tenancy. The Tenant must permit the Lessor to acquire the Tenant's study information from the Tenant's educational institute. The Lessor may terminate the Tenancy Agreement if the Tenant has graduated or has terminated or interrupted his/her studies.
12. TERMINATION OF THE TENANCY AGREEMENT
If the Tenancy Agreement is terminated by the Lessor, the period of notice is three (3) months. If the tenancy of a residential apartment has endured continuously for a minimum of one (1) year, the period of notice is six (6) months. When the Tenancy Agreement is terminated by the Tenant, the period of notice is one (1) month. The period of notice is calculated from the last day of the month of the termination onwards. The termination must be made in writing and it must be dated and verified with the Tenant's own signature and new address. The Lessor gives notice using a form for this purpose. When a married or co-habiting couple use a residential apartment as their mutual home, one spouse cannot terminate the tenancy without the consent of the other.
13. FINAL INSPECTION OF THE APARTMENT
The Lessor will inspect all apartments at the termination of the tenancy. The House Managers conduct apartment inspections on weekdays (Mon-Fri) from 9am-3pm on the 15th-31st days of the month of giving notice (the month preceding moving out). The Tenant will not be notified of this inspection. Should the Tenant not wish the apartment to be inspected while s/he is not present, the Tenant must notify the location House Manager.
14. CHANGING STUDY BEDROOMS IN SHARED APARTMENTS
A Tenant is not permitted to change study bedrooms in shared apartments without the consent of the Lessor. The Lessor will collect a separately designated fee for this from the Tenant.
15. GENERAL PROVISIONS
In addition to this agreement, the tenancy will comply with the Act on Residential Leases (481/1995). The Tenant must take good care of the residential apartment and follow the orders and rules of conduct as stated by the Lessor. If deemed necessary, the Lessor is entitled to have the apartment cleaned or otherwise repaired at the expense of the Tenant. The Tenant is not permitted to use any device or equipment, other than regular household appliances, without the express consent of the Lessor. The Tenants share joint responsibility for the condition of the furniture and equipment in the public areas of residential buildings. Smoking is prohibited in shared apartments and public areas. Pets are not allowed in shared apartments. Any persons whose names are not stated in the Tenancy Agreement are not permitted to reside in the apartment.
16. ANNULMENT OF THE TENANCY AGREEMENT
Should the Lessor or the Tenant wish to use his/her legal right to annul the Tenancy Agreement, written notification of the annulment must be given to the other party to the agreement. This written notification must include the grounds for the annulment and the date of the termination of the tenancy, if the tenancy should terminate later than immediately after the notification of the annulment. The annulment notification must be served according to the stipulations concerning the service of a summons, or otherwise verifiably. The Act on Residential Leases, Sections 8, 38, 40, 49 and 61, indicates the Lessor's grounds for annulment. The Act on Residential Leases, Sections 8, 16, 20 and 62, indicates the Tenant's grounds for annulment. In cases mentioned in the Act on Residential Leases, Section 62, the Lessor must give the Tenant a written caution before executing the Lessor's right to annul the agreement. Should the person residing in the apartment / Tenant give the Lessor false information concerning his/her studies, the Tenancy Agreement will be annulled immediately.
The Tenant will receive the key to the apartment on the first day of his/her tenancy. Making copies of the key is prohibited. The Tenant is responsible for the key given to him/her and should the Tenant lose the key, the Lessor is entitled to recover a set fee for having a new key cut.
18. TERMINATION AND MOVING IN DATE OF THE TENANCY AGREEMENT
The termination date of the Tenancy Agreement is the date on which the tenancy is terminated due to giving notice or termination of the agreement. The moving in date is the next weekday (Mon-Fri) after the termination date of the Tenancy Agreement.