I have lived at VOAS apartment for nearly 1,5 years and I have been very satisfied on my apartment, landlord and for that tenants of VOAS have a possibility influence to on their conditions of living. I have taken a part of VOAS` tenant activity and tenant board from my very first year living in VOAS apartment. Activities, possibility to influence VOAS decision making process and my own interest in real estate influenced me to continue in tenant board.
Tenant of VOAS can influence in decision making process on 3 levels: at tenant boards, at cooperation delegation (YVA) and on the board of directors of VOAS, on which tenants have right to nominate two representatives.
I currently live in studio apartment at Klemetinkatu. House is very nice, and neighborhood is peaceful. Neighbors are also very friendly. Klemetinkatu was originally built for workers of VR and house is in a good condition. The rent is very low and cheap in comparison to square meters in my apartment. Klemetinkatu 5 is located in a very optimal location, because distance to the university is only 2 kilometers and railway station is almost next to the house. The market place and VOAS office are also in distance of 5 minutes of walking. I have really enjoyed my apartment and I have been able to study at home and that`s why I do not need to travel everyday to the university and back.
Jaakko Koskela chairman of YVA