Cleaning the apartment
The tenant is always responsible for cleaning his/her own apartment. In shared apartments, roommates are responsible for cleaning shared spaces (kitchen, bathroom, hall, optional living room). In addition, each tenant is responsible for cleaning his/her own room. According to the Tenancy Act, a tenant must look after his/her apartment meticulously, which also means that the apartment must be cleaned regularly. For tips on cleaning your own apartment, see the Martha Organization’s homepage (only in Finnish), for instance.
For information on cleaning when moving out, see Moving out and cleaning.
Cleaning shared spaces in properties
ISS Palvelut Oy handles the cleaning of shared indoor spaces in nearly all of the properties, the exception being Aamurusko and Iltakajo in Varissuo, where cleaning is done by Akseli Kiinteistöpalvelut Oy. Shared spaces such as stairways, shared kitchens and saunas are cleaned 1 – 5 times a week depending on the space in question and its utilisation rate. In a shared kitchen, each user shall clean up afterwards – the cleaning company only cleans the worktops and takes out the trash. Should you observe faults in the cleanliness of shared spaces, notify the service desk.
Furniture or other items must not be kept in shared kitchens, stairways or storage corridors, as they hamper sanitation services and fire safety. Additional items lead to a bigger fire load and may slow down or, in the worst-case scenario, prevent one from leaving the building during a fire.