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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 not need to comply with Heka’s tenant selection criteria, wealth limits or conditions for special housing. We provide approximately 200 short-term rental apartments annually.

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. Most municipalities have had rental housing units built and offer them for rent to the residents, either directly or through a rental housing company established by the municipality.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceUrban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 26/5/2022