Who is eligible?

POAS’s rental apartments are rented to students at the schools in Tampere and the Pirkanmaa region, as well as to working people under 30 years of age. When two people apply for a apartment together, only one has to meet the conditions.

Students must be engaged in full-time studies aiming at a degree, and the studies must be approved for the payment of study grant. Studies preparing for basic degrees, apprentice studies, other studies that Kela does not pay a study grant for, and studies aimed at adults generally do not entitle you to our apartments, unless you are also a working person under 30 years of age. Some of our housing complexes are primarily intended for students. If the building is primarily intended for students, you will find that information on every building’s information in apartment selection.

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If you are not sure whether you are eligible, don’t hesitate to contact our office!


Application process

Submitting an application

To become our tenant, you must first submit an application. Application is sent electronically via our website. Immediately available apartments are also applied via the same electronic application. Check out the application process steps 1-4 before submitting an application.

Your application is valid for three (3) months. After you have submitted an application, you will receive email confirmation that includes a link to our tenant portal. By logging in to the tenant portal, you can edit and renew your application. Don’t forget to renew your application well in advance! If necessary, application changes can also be made by contacting our office by email or phone. If you send a new application, your previous application expires automatically.

Notice! Make sure to familiarise yourself with our apartments carefully before applying! If you decline the offered apartment that matches your criteria, it lowers your chances to get another offer from us in the future.

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You can attach appendices to your application (see Application appendices). POAS will check the appendices when offering you an apartment so it is also possible to add them later. Please note that appendices are required for an agreement to be signed.

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Tenant selection and apartment offer

Lease agreements are most often terminated at the end of the month. New tenants are selected for apartments about to be vacated on a continuous basis. We check every applicant’s credit history before offering an apartment. A clean record is not necessarily required for you to receive an offer: each case is reviewed individually.

POAS does not have queues or waiting lists. We take the urgency and the reason for the need for an apartment into consideration when selecting tenants.  We also consider ARA-apartments asset limits (only in Finnish).

Apartment offers are sent by e-mail. 

When you receive an apartment offer, you have the opportunity to see the offered apartment before making a decision, as per the instructions provided with the offer. The offer is usually valid for 2–5 business days, depending on the situation.


Accepting an offer

If you accept an apartment offered to you, inform the person who offered the apartment directly or contact our office. During holiday seasons, e-mail offers may include instructions for you to inform someone else or to send your acceptance to the office’s general e-mail address.

Please inform us also if you don’t accept the offer, so we can offer the apartment to somebody else in need. Please inform us also whether you want to extend, delete or edit your application.

At this point, you should also acquire the appendices needed for the lease agreement. (See Appendices to your application)

The amount of a deposit depends on the size of the apartment. Deposit is paid before the beginning of the tenancy to the lessor’s bank account (shared flats €200, studios/two-room apartments €300 and three-room apartments €450). Notice: You will get a separate invoice for the deposit! Receipt of the deposit payment must be presented to the lessor, no later than when the keys are handed over.



Application appendices

Students are required to prove they are currently studying by presenting one of the following:

  • a certificate of studies from your school, dated no more than three months ago
  • a student admission letter from your school, accepted until the date your studies begin
  • Kela’s valid decision on the payment of a study grant, including the name of the student and the school
  • a student card that includes the name of the student and the school and has a valid year tag, granted by a students’ union.

Working people shall present one of the following:

  • the latest wage slip for a period of a month
  • a valid employment contract 

POAS will check the appendices when offering you an apartment. You can add appendices to your application. It is also possible to deliver them later, since POAS will check the appendices when offering you an apartment. Please note that appendices are required for an agreement to be signed.

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