Are you looking for a home?

Are you looking for a home in Tampere? Tampere offers homes for different housing needs and life situations. You can choose an owner-occupied, rented or right-of-occupancy dwelling in an apartment building or a detached house. The dwelling stock also includes reasonably priced rental and student apartments, and dwellings intended for special groups.

Right-of-occupancy dwellings

A right-of-occupancy dwelling is an alternative to a rented or owner-occupied home. If you pay the right-of-occupancy fee, usually 15% of the home’s purchase price, and then a monthly maintenance charge, you obtain the right to possess the home as if it were an owner-occupied dwelling. If you relinquish the right of occupancy, you are refunded the right-of-occupancy fee, adjusted with the construction cost index.

Persons who have turned 18 years old can apply for right-of-occupancy dwellings. There are no income limits. Applicants may have assets at most 50% of the value of the right-of-occupancy dwelling acquired. The applicant may not own an owner-occupied dwelling in the area of the dwelling nor have enough assets to acquire one. The conditions on assets do not apply to applicants over 55 years of age or to persons changing from one right-of-occupancy dwelling to another.

Applying for a right-of-occupancy dwelling

In order to apply for a right-of-occupancy dwelling, you need a queue number. A queue number for applying for right-of-occupancy dwelling located in Tampere is provided by the City of Tampere housing development and service facility networks unit.  

Housing development and service facility networks
P.O. Box 487, 33101 TAMPERE  

You can also visit the service point Tampere.

Service point Tampere
Frenckellinaukio 2 B
041 7308168

Rented dwellings

An application for a rented dwelling can be sent directly to companies or organisations that rent out dwellings, and their home pages include further information about search for a home, dwellings and their location in Tampere. You can submit an apartment application on an organisation’s website. This page shows contact details of organisations operating in Tampere that offer rented dwellings.

There are apartments in Tampere that are either non-subsidized or ARA rented dwellings, which are financed with the government’s state subsidy or interest subsidy loans. Non-subsidized apartments are not subject to limits on income or assets.

Inhabitants for ARA rented dwellings are selected on the basis of the need for a home, assets and income, and the apartments are subject to a maximum limit of assets determined by the number of persons in the applicant household.

Updated 29.5.2022