The purpose with the security fee is to confirm that the applicant accepts the apartment for his/her use. When an applicant gets the letter of confirmation and has been assigned a VOAS apartment, the housing offer also contains an invoice for the security fee that must be paid by the due date specified on the invoice.
If the applicant does not pay the security fee, it is regarded as a sign of refusing to accept the apartment and the applicant is dropped out of the waiting list.
The sum of the security varies depending on the type of apartment.
The security is 300 € for a shared apartment, 400€ for a studio apartment and 500 € for a family apartment, depending on the size of the apartment. NB! Starting from 1.1.2021 all the security fees will be 200€.
Agreements made for fixed period: processing fee 50€ must be paid with your first rent.
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.
The security 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.
Bank connection information for paying yhe security fee
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 security or inform your name and address of the apartment!