Looking for your very first SATOhome?

Are you looking for a place of your own for the first time and moving out from your childhood home? We’ve put together tips, instructions and advice for you to make it as hassle-free as possible for you to look for and rent a home and give you a bit of added confidence in your big life change.

How do I apply for a rental-apartment?

  1. Take a look at our selection, choose the ones you like the best at Find a Home and send the application. Prepare to identify yourself with your online banking codes or Mobile ID.
  2. If you are not familiar with the city you are planning to move, contact our customer service. We are happy to help you to get to know the best areas near your workplace or school.
  3. When an apartment is marked 'ARA', you can only apply for it if your assets (meaning what you own, not your employment income) don’t go over certain city-specific limits.
  4. You can apply for a SATO rental home even if you are under 18, but as a general rule we'll only sign lease agreements with those who are aged 18 or above.
  5. The rent always includes heating and in almost all SATOhomes also Telia's internet connection with the basic speed of 50 M.
  6. Water and electricity are not included in the rent of SATO RentHomes. The effectual water fee is mentioned on the webpage of each available SATO RentHome. It’s a good idea to visit electricity company websites and compare electricity prices.
  7. Pets are welcome in SATO rental homes (Ida Aalbergin tie 1 student apartments excluded).
  8. Our security deposit is usually €0. If there’s a problem with your credit history, we may require a bigger security deposit, usually an amount corresponding to two months’ rent.
  9. If suitable homes aren't available at the moment, you can create a search alert and we'll let you know when an apartment matching your criteria becomes available.

What if you moved in with a friend?

SATOhomes are excellent for shared living. Especially 70's 1-bedroom apartments with their separate kitchen, and entrance to all rooms from the hallway.

Read more about shared living

Viewing your new home and signing the lease agreement

  1. The condition of SATO homes is always inspected by us before new residents move in. You should, however, always go and see the apartment before making the decision to rent it.
  2. Talk to the sales representative if you think the apartment needs renovation.
  3. If the apartment is in good condition but you think it needs something to make it look a bit more like you, you can order a SATO DIY renovation kit, which also includes paint. If you select accent colours from the SATO range, they’ll be free as well.
Painting kit and DIY renovation
  1. You can apply for a SATO rental home even if under 18, but as a general rule we'll only sign lease agreements with those who are aged 18 or above.
  2. Remember to bring your ID when you come to sign the lease agreement. Make the lease signing appointment beforehand with the sales negotiator.
  3. There’s no need to worry about the lease-signing visit. Just take your time and read the documents, especially the terms and conditions of the lease agreement, very carefully. And don’t hesitate to ask us if there's anything that’s not clear to you. We’ll be happy to help!
  4. Don’t forget to take a look at the Home-mover’s FAQ before your move »

If you’re feeling uncertain about anything to do with the process of applying for a home, signing the lease agreement, the actual move or any other housing-related issue, call or mail us and we’ll be happy to help.

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