Changes to tenants
An office fee, as per the price list valid at any given time, has been charged for adding a new party to or removing a party from a lease agreement.
Adding a party to a lease agreement
If, during your tenancy, another person moves in with you, he or she shall provide POAS with an application stating the exact address he/she is moving to and the date of moving. A new lease agreement cannot be backdated. The application shall be submitted electronically through the POAS website. Notify the office of an incoming application by telephone or e-mail.
If there is no reason for not to add the new party to a lease agreement, a new agreement will be sent to be signed. New parties are added to existing agreements at the beginning of the month. Inform POAS a month in advance before you would like a new tenant to be added on the contract.
We also check the credit history of the person to be added. We also ask you to send the agreement attachments (prove of study or employment) to POAS office.
Removing a party from a lease agreement
If you wish to terminate your part of a lease agreement, both tenants must terminate their shared agreement first!
You can terminate a lease agreement:
- at our office
- by printing a termination notice and sending the completed and signed form to us by post or via email to toimisto(at) poas.fi
In connection with the termination notice, inform the office which tenant would like to continue renting the flat. If there is no reason for discontinuing the agreement, a new agreement will be sent to be signed.
If one tenant remains in the flat, the notice period is also one calendar month, as per the Act on Residential Leases. The notice period is calculated from the last day of the calendar month in which all parties have terminated their lease agreement. For example, if all parties terminate their lease agreement during January, your shared lease agreement ends on the last day of February!
If the security deposit is in the name of the person moving out, it will be returned to him/her in full, unless he/she gives permission to transfer the security deposit into the name of the remaining tenant(s).
If the security deposit is returned to the person moving out, the remaining tenant(s) will have to pay a new security deposit. If the person moving out agrees to leave the security deposit in the name of the tenant(s) remaining in the flat, a written consent is required from that person.
If you terminate the contract by filling in the termination notice form fill in also Security deposit form. If you terminate your contract electronically, inform us on the electronic form what we should do about security deposit.