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Moving to your first own home

Many people move to their first own home at the age of 18. Municipalities and private landlords provide rental housing. More affordable student housing is available to students. You can apply for a general housing allowance from Kela.

If you are already thinking about buying a home of your own, you should start saving. The state uses the ASP system to support young people when they are buying their first own home. Find out more about ASP loans and saving. 

When you move, submit a notification of move to Posti and the to the Population Information System.

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Renting a home

When renting a flat, you are expected to pay your rent as agreed, and a security deposit, or a rent guarantee, is often required as well.

Notification of move is useful in many ways

Submit a notification of move if you move permanently into a new home or if your temporary stay at another address is longer than three months.