Finland’s most beautiful student home – video contest
Film a short video of your student apartment and participate in the Finland’s most beautiful student home contest between 3.4–21.4.2017. You can participate by yourself or as a group. At least one group member must be a TYS tenant. The contest consists of a partial contest in the Turku region, and a nationwide final contest.
Brief contest instructions:
– Share your video on TYS’ Instagram by mentioning @tysturku and using the hashtag #kauneinopiskelijakoti (TYS will then share your video on its Instagram page).
– Make sure to tell your friends about your video, since judges will consider both the popular opinion (=amount of likes for the video) and the video’s content and production quality.
More detailed rules can be found here. By participating in the contest, you accept these rules. The contest is not funded, supported or administrated by Facebook/Instagram. The judges will announce the winner of the partial contest on 24.4.2017. The winner will receive a gift card worth 99 € to a home decoration shop of their choice in Turku.
The nationwide final contest for the most beautiful student home in Finland will be held in May (see all organizing parties). The winning video of TYS’ contest will be automatically entered in the finals. The winner of the nationwide contest will receive a GoPro camera worth 500 €. Read more about the final contest’s rules here.
Reminder to tenants of shared apartments about summer agreements
If you live in a shared apartment and are planning to spend the summer out of town, you can make an agreement regarding exemption from rent for June–July. In this case you must return your keys to TYS by 1.6.2017. You will receive the keys back on 31.7.2017. Rent will be paid only for June (the due date is 6.6, as usual). No rent needs to be paid for July. The tenant’s furniture and other items may be kept in the apartment for the duration of the summer agreement, but the tenant must commit to not using the apartment.
Rental services must be informed of the summer agreement through the tenant pages by the end of May 2017. No attachments are required, a brief notification is enough.
Spring is the best time of the year to inquire about available TYS apartments. Vacancies are at their highest during this time. See all available apartments on our website. #tysturku #tysasunnot
Agreeing on move-out inspections when terminating an agreement
Go here to read about general matters concerning moving out. Here are a few matters regarding the timing of the move-out inspection:
- In the agreement termination form, you can choose the move-out inspection to be done either by using the master key (the most common way, the tenant doesn’t have to be present) or choose a time for the inspection from the time table (usually for a special reason, e.g. the apartment cannot be entered because of a pet etc.)
- If inspection using the master key is not possible for you, but you cannot find a suitable time from the time table, and you wish to be contacted about the matter, TYS will attempt to reach you usually twice by phone/text message/email
- In case TYS cannot reach you, we will notify in advance about an inspection done using the master key
TYS inspects all apartments after termination of agreement during the termination period and we wish for smooth cooperation in the matter. More information on the topic is included in the agreement termination confirmation. You can also contact the service desk.
With the maintenance man – part 1: plugging washing machine connections
Notice that incoming and discharge water connections on dishwashers and washing machines must be equipped with appropriate plugs whenever a device is not connected (e.g. when moving out!). Go here to read more about installing washing machines and watch the video about plugging the connections.
Internal moving and TYSBooking information
If you are moving from one TYS apartment to another, notice that the TYSBooking information regarding the new apartment will be updated only after the new agreement becomes effective. We receive questions especially about parking spots and storage booths, since the booking information is housing location specific. For more information, contact the service desk.
Abandonment in tenancy and mid-term leasing agreements
If you are heading out on e.g. a student exchange, you can make an abandonment in tenancy agreement, which will guarantee you will be given a similar apartment upon returning. View the terms and read more here.
If you are considering leasing your apartment to someone else for e.g. the summer, you must agree on the matter with TYS by signing a mid-term leasing agreement. Go here to read more on the topic.
Information about recycling
A new recycling guide by Southwest Finland’s waste management services will be delivered to all apartments. You can also view the guide here. Please sort your trash according to these instructions! If you have questions about recycling, you can ask e.g. Lassila & Tikanoja’s recycling robot Kikka on Facebook for information. You can also contact TYS’ service desk for help if needed.