FAQ about application status

Summer is the busiest time on POAS and the number of applicants increases towards autumn. At the moment POAS has approximately 1500 applications and we get questions daily regarding the application status. We summarized some of the most commonly asked questions and answers to them.

Who can apply?

POAS´s flats are rented to students in Tampere and Pirkanmaa region, as well as to young working people under 30 years of age. Students must be engaged in full-time studies aiming at a degree, and the studies must be approved for the payment of study grant. Also postgraduate students and, for example, PhD students can apply for an apartment at POAS but are not priority. Working people should be 30 years old or under, but students do not have age limit.

If you apply with spouse only one applicant needs to meet POAS´s  criteria. Some of our apartments are primarily intended for students. If the building is primarily intended for students you will find that information on every building´s information on flat search page. Please check them carefully before applying.

Notice that we will check applicants´ credit history before offering an apartment. If the credit history is not clear it might affect the possibilities to get an offer from POAS.

What is my situation in the housing queue?

POAS do not have queues at all and tenant selections are made based on the need of the apartment and urgency. (Read more on tenant selection below.)

How tenants are selected?

We take the urgency of and the reason for the need for an apartment into consideration when selecting tenants.  When an apartment is released and tenant selection is made, all applicants who have applied for the apartment will be taken into consideration. When selecting tenants, we will take on consideration for example is the applicant homeless, when he/she will need the apartment and what is the reason for needing apartment. We also make an income comparison between the applicants.

How to apply for immediately available apartments?

Immediately available apartments are applied with the same application form as other apartments. All those who have applied to these apartments will be taken on consideration while making the tenant selection. Tenant selection will be done the same way as on other apartments. Apartment display is possible only after you have received an offer for the apartment and not before. (Read more about the tenant selections above)

I have applied POAS apartments, but why I haven´t  heard anything from POAS?

Summer is the busiest time and unfortunately we can not offer apartments to every applicant. We will contact applicants only if we can offer an apartment. Offers will be sent via email to the email address applicant has informed on application.

Will calling to POAS office speed the process for getting an apartment?

We get dozens of phone calls during the day regarding the application status. Unfortunately calling to POAS office do not speed the process for getting an apartment because we need to take all the applicants into consideration, and we cannot make anyone a priority. If you have valid application to POAS you are on the tenant selections.

Will visiting POAS office speed the process for getting an apartment?

Also visiting POAS office do not speed the process for getting an apartment because we need to take all the applicants into consideration and we cannot make anyone a priority. If you have valid application to POAS you are on the tenant selections.