Giving notice to move out

Follow these steps when moving out of your home:

  • 1. Notify VASO you are moving out and tell us about any modifications you have done in the home.

    The period of notification for moving out of your home is three (3) months from the date we receive your notification. The notification must be given in writing either online or using our form. The notice is binding and cannot be cancelled. Residents hold showings to prospective applicants at the residents’ convenience. VASO provides interested applicants with the residents’ contact information.

    The estate of deceased residents must always give notice in writing at the VASO office. Each member of the estate must sign the notice form; otherwise we cannot accept it. Additional information pertaining to giving notice to move out is below:

    You can give your notification in three different ways:

    1. Online: Fill out and send a notice here.
    2. By post: Fill out and print your notice. Take into account that the period of notice begins the day we receive your notice in the VASO office.
    3. Visiting the VASO office at Rauhankatu 4, Turku.


    If you have made modifications in the home, attach any receipts you have related to the modifications to your notice to move out. Unfortunately, we cannot accept receipts at a later time.

    See Instructions for Reimbursable Modifications.

  • 2. Remember your home insurance and electricity agreement.

    Give notice of your move to your home insurance company and electric company, but make sure they are valid for the three-month period of notice, or at least until you move out.

    Also remember to terminate the leasing agreements for your parking place through the eParking application

  • 3. Return your right-of-occupancy contract.

    If you have used your right-of-occupancy contract as collateral for a mortgage from the bank or other pledgee, provide their details on the move-out notice. This way, the pledgee will ensure the right-of-occupancy contract is returned to VASO.

    If you have the right-of-occupancy contract yourself, return it to VASO within the period of notice. Returning the contract is a prerequisite for receiving the right-of-occupancy fee.

  • 4. Return the broadband modem.

    If you are using a DNA rental modem free of charge in your home, return it to a DNA service shop before you move out. Unfortunately, if the modem remains in the home, we will have to deduct a fee of €50 from your right-of-occupancy deposit. 

  • 5. Notify your change of address.

    Notify both the maintenance company of your housing cooperative and the Population Register Centre of your change of address. See more detailed instructions here.

  • 6. Mark your move-out day on your calendar.

    The last day of your contract marks the day you are to move out of your home. Contact a removal company well in advance, if you need one. You can also take advantage of the services rendered by the removal companies on VASO’s resident voucher card.

  • 7. Before you leave.


    As of February 1, 2020, a preliminary inspection will be made in all homes with a terminated contract during the period of notice. The superintendent will let you know about the date and time of the preliminary inspection. Possible changes to the time or date of the inspection should be agreed upon with the superintendent.

    Final cleaning

    Before moving out, make sure your home is properly cleaned and you have removed all your property (remember to empty the storage(s), bicycle storage, balcony/backyard).

    Normal wear and tear in the home is a fact of life and VASO is responsible for such repairs. If the home is in poor condition due to neglect by the resident or the home has not been properly cleaned, we will charge the resident moving out for the damage according to the Resident Invoicing Prices. Download the Resident Invoicing Prices here

    Leave the home in good condition, so it is nice for the next resident to move in.

    Returning the keys

    Make sure you have all the keys that belong to the home (including extra keys) as well as any keys for the parking places you may have.

    You can return the keys to the VASO office by the date your right to occupy your home ends or by noon the weekday at the latest. 

    If you do not return all the keys, we will have to rekey the locks and charge you for it.

    Return the keys during VASO’s opening hours and you will receive written confirmation that you have returned the keys and we can ensure they are returned safely.

  • 8. Returning the right-of-occupancy fee to you.

    We will return your right-of-occupancy fee and security deposit to you at the end of your right of occupancy. If your right-of-occupancy contract is being used as collateral, the fees are returned to the pledgee. We calculate the final right-of-occupancy fee at the end of the period of notice at the latest. You will receive, at least, the amount of money you have invested in the home.

    To receive the right-of-occupancy fee and security deposit, the keys and right-of-occupancy contract must be returned to VASO. The right-of-occupancy fee will be in your account, or in the case of collateral, the bank’s settlement account, within two weeks after the tenure has ended.