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Short-term rental apartments

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The short-term rental apartments are affordable and located in different parts of Helsinki. Most of them are two-room apartments, but we also provide studios and larger family apartments. Short-term rental apartments are unfurnished.

Lease agreements for short-term rental apartments vary in length between two and five months and usually expire at the end of the month.

Short-term rentals do ...

Do the following

To whom and on what terms

In the selection of residents, applicants who need housing the most urgently, the least wealthy and those on the lowest incomes are prioritised.

Background information

A person looking for rental housing may make enquiries with the municipality. Rental housing units owned by municipalities mostly are rental housing built on state support, to which resident selection criteria laid down in law apply.

While the municipalities do not have a statutory duty to offer rental housing to their residents, developing housing conditions in their area is part of the municipalities’ tasks. The purpose of the development of housing conditions is to ensure that the inhabitants of the municipality have access to reasonable housing. Most municipalities have rental housing units built and offer them for rent to the residents, either directly or through a rental housing company established by the municipality.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

City of Helsinki, Urban Environment Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, Urban Environment Division
Updated: 27/2/2024