- For Residents
- Own Application
- Tuulikuja 2
- 02100 Espoo
You need a queue number, granted by municipal authorities, to apply for a right-of-occupancy home. Anyone who has turned 18 and does not own an apartment or have the assets to buy one in the area in which they are looking for an apartment can apply for a right-of-occupancy home. There are no income limits for right-of-occupancy homes, nor asset limits for people over 55.
If you apply for a right-of-occupancy home in a new property, you can choose a maximum of five apartments in the same location. The period of application is two weeks, and after the deadline, we will offer the apartment to the applicant with the lowest queue number. Please complete the application carefully, including all the required information and the queue number, before the end of the application period, since we will not consider applications that have been changed after the deadline for applications or that do not include a queue number.
If you do not receive an offer for the home you applied for, you will remain in the queue, in the place determined by your queue number. There may be dozens of applicants for an apartment, and it may take several weeks to process the applications. There will be changes in the queue long after the deadline for applications.
Once you have submitted your application for a right-of-occupancy home, you can later go back to the application and edit it. You can edit your previously submitted right-of-occupancy application by adding a queue number and adding or removing apartments.
If you want to exchange your current right-of-occupancy home for another one, you will need a new queue number, unless you are exchanging homes with a resident in another right-of-occupancy home. It is best to apply for a new queue number immediately, even if the change is not likely to happen in the near future.
Who can apply for an right-of-occupancy home? How fast can I get an apartment? Can I renovate my home? These and many other questions are answered on our FAQ.