When an applicant gets the letter of confirmation, informing him/her that he/she has been assigned a VOAS apartment, the housing offer also contains an invoice for the deposit that must be paid by the due date specified on the invoice. The purpose of this procedure is to confirm that the applicant accepts the apartment for his/her use.
If the applicant does not pay the deposit, it is regarded as a sign of refusing to accept the apartment and the applicant is dropped out of the waiting list.
The deposit is refunded to the resident within two months after the end of his/her lease period if the resident does not owe any rentals to VOAS and the apartment is left in a good condition to the next resident.
The sum of the deposit varies depending on the type of apartment.
The deposit is 300 € for a shared apartment and 400-500 € for a family apartment, depending on the size of the apartment.
If one has paid the security fee but cancels the tenancy agreement latest two weeks before the agreement starts, the penalty fee is 150€. After that we follow the normal calendar months cancellation time.
Bank connection information for paying deposit
Beneficiary: VOAS, Olympiakatu 3 b, 65100 VAASA
Name of bank: Nordea Bank
Address of the bank: Alatori 3, 65100 VAASA, FINLAND
IBAN (account number): FI78 1318 3000 1082 32
Remember to use ref.nr (12 digit number) when you pay the deposit or inform your name and address of the apartment!