The ABCs of housing


Are you ready to move out on your own? How can you make sure you have enough money for living independently? Do you know how to clean a drain trap or change a fuse? The ABCs of housing will answer your questions!

Are you ready?

Are you ready to move out on your own? How can you make sure you have enough money for living independently? Do you know how to clean a drain trap or change a fuse?

Looking for an apartment

A rental apartment, a youth apartment, a shared student co-op apartment or an owned apartment? There are as many forms of housing as there are people living in them.

Moving into a home of your own

Once you have found a suitable apartment, you must sign a lease agreement and move your belongings into the new home. Oh, and there are a couple of other practical matters as well.

In a home of your own

The resident is responsible for many things related to household maintenance and safety. In some situations you have to turn to the maintenance company or the landlord.

Managing your finances

When you are living on your own, you are expected to be financially independent. Before moving away from home, it is a good idea to look into the prices of things and what sorts of expenses come with everyday life.

Moving out

At some point it will be time to move into another home. How do you terminate the lease and what other things do you need to remember when moving out?

Housing glossary

There may be many new terms and concepts related to housing. The housing glossary will help you find out what difficult terms mean. Check out any unclear terms or concepts!

Guide for Becoming Independent

Home of your own – A Young Person’s Guide for Becoming Independent contains lots of housing information in a compact form. Read at your own pace! Also available in Simplified Finnish and Arabic.