Renting a home
When the home of your dreams is within your reach, the excitement about the upcoming move starts to grow. Give yourself a minute to breathe, and take a good look at the rental agreement and its terms, so that everything goes smoothly. And then... Congratulations on your new home!
The lease agreement is usually signed online but you can also sign it at our office.
If you sign the lease at our office, you need to book an appointment beforehand with your sales negotiator. Remember to bring your ID and also possile other documents requested by the sales negotiator.
The length of the lease
Do check the lease agreement for the terms and conditions of termination because the terms and conditions of agreements such as fixed-term ones vary depending on the agreement.
In SATOhomes the lease is most often valid until further notice with a minimun living period of 12 months.
No need to hurry
There is no need to hurry during the lease-signing visit. Take your time and read the documents, especially the terms and conditions of the lease agreement, very carefully. Don’t hesitate to ask us if there's anything that’s not clear to you. We’ll be happy to help!
The security deposit for most of our rental homes is 0 euros and for some, for example for Ida Aalbergin tie 1a student homes, around 300 euros depending on the size of the home.
- Security deposit €0: For most SATO homes the lease agreement will be concluded for an indefinite term. The agreement includes a clause concerning duration of tenancy, however. If you find that you prefer not to live in your SATO home for the minimum period specified in the lease agreement and you want to terminate° the agreement, we will charge you a sum equal to one month’s rent when your lease agreement expires. The minimum period of the lease agreement is twelve months.
Please note that the amount of security deposit may differ from the above if your credit history shows payment defaults or if your home state is abroad and we are therefore not able to revise your credit information. In such situations the amount of the secutiry deposit can be higher, even as far as the highest amount acceptable by the law, which is comparable to a rent of three months.
°Remember that the period of notice of rental homes is one full calendar month. This means the period of notice is calculated from the last day of the calendar month during which your termination notice was received by SATO.
You will not be charged a letting agency fee by SATO or SATO's rental agents in any situation.
Laguma kharash garaynayo oo laguuguma jaarjar garaynayo qiimaha eegansiyadu qaataan ee sida SATO ama SATO’s marnaba ee wakiilada wax kireeya oo kale.
لن يتم تحميلك رسوم وكالة التأجير عن طريق SATO أو أو وكلاء التأجير التابعين لـ SATO تحت أي ظروف.
Ei SATO ega tema üüriagentuurid ei võta teilt ühelgi juhul üürivahendustasu.
SATO ve SATO evlerine arabulucuk eden taraflar sizden hiç bir durumda aracılık ücreti istemezler.
SATO или посреднические фирмы никогда не взимают комиссионный сбор за арендную квартиру.
SATO et les intermédiaires de logements SATO ne vous réclameront jamais de frais de commission pour votre location.
Under the terms and conditions of the lease agreement on your new home, you must have a valid comprehensive home insurance policy that includes both home and general liability insurance cover. You can take out the policy from the insurance company of your choice – it will offer you protection in the event of fire, water damage or theft.
How to insure your rental home
Whose insurance pays for water damage in the home? Who is liable if the basement storage unit is broken into?
SATO’s rental homes are inspected usually before the previous resident moves out. The moving-out inspector determines whether the apartment needs to be renovated.
We recommend you to visit the apartment before you sign the lease agreement. Make sure you inform SATO or the letting agent in good time of any defects in the SATO home offered to you as you will accept the home in the state of repair and condition existing at the date of agreement. This includes any renovation found necessary by the inspector.
If SATO does not have the apartment renovated and you feel your new home is in need of painting, you order SATO's painting kit for DIY renovation via OmaSATO. In addition to white paint you can select one color scheme of your choice from the Tikkurila range, from colours SATO has pre-selected for you.
No you can’t. Under the terms and conditions of your lease agreement, smoking is forbidden in your home. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes as well as water-pipes/hookahs. Please note that all communal areas of your building are also no-smoking zones. You will, however, find a specific smoking area outside most SATO buildings.
Please make sure that your guests also acknowledge the no-smoking rule.
In those newly built and newly renovated houses in which SATO owns all apartments, are completely free of smoking. In these houses smoking is prohibited also on the balconies and yards.
You will find the detailed terms on the backside of your lease agreement. Violating the terms can lead to actions.
No-smoking term has been included in SATO lease agreements since 2008.
Troubles with smoking in SATO building
We take feedback received from residents very seriously. If it appears that smoking on a balcony in an individual building causes clear inconvenience to other residents and we cannot solve the issue through measures such as structural repairs, we will consider applying to the municipal health authority for a smoking ban under the Tobacco Act.
Pets are a part of the family. There are cats, dogs, fish, birds, rodents and snakes as residents in our apartments – every animal is equally welcome to live in SATO RentHomes.
The only exception to the rule are the student apartments of Ida Aalbergin tie 1 where pets are not allowed.
Living in a SATO home means you make a commitment to certain residential values. Living in accordance with these values makes your everyday life smoother and increases your own wellbeing and that of your environment.
We at SATO are committed to supporting these values. We support good neighbourly relations, look after your home building’s common areas and offer advice in rent payment issues. This means we are making sure you will get excellent customer service.
Being a good neighbour
I respect my neighbours’ domestic peace and privacy. I follow the building rules and regulations and other jointly agreed rules of conduct.
Keeping the environment pleasant
I keep the corridors free and clear of any items or materials and never leave anything behind in any other common areas either. I take special care of keeping the waste container room tidy.
Paying rent responsibly
I always pay the rent on time and this way also avoid extra costs.
If there is no solution to be found in the dispute between you and SATO concerning your lease, the dispute can be resolved in the Finnish district court (käräjäoikeus in Finnish). Alternatively you can refer the matter to the Consumer Disputes Board (kuluttajariitalautakunta in Finnish) for a decision. However, before you contact the Consumer Disputes Board, you must contact the Consumer Advisory Service (kuluttajaneuvonta in Finnish).
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