Paying the rent
The rents of DAS apartments are based on
a cost-cover principle, meaning that we do not make a profit from your rent,
but is divided into capital rent and maintenance rent. The capital rent
includes the interests and loan repayments of the foundation’s construction
loans. The maintenance rent includes the costs caused by maintaining the
buildings, for example heating, cleaning, caretaking, laundry and renovations.
The DAS board confirms rents and prices
yearly when making the budget. As our tenant, you have many ways of affecting
the amount of maintenance rent.
The due date of the rent is always the 6th
of each month and the rent is paid onto our bank account. The due date cannot
be altered. You can also activate the e-invoice in your online bank account and
all our invoices will come directly to your online bank.
Alongside the rent, we charge a monthly
utility fee, which includes the tenant’s calculated share of water, electricity
and wastewater costs. DAS tenants are therefore not required to make contracts
for water or electricity suppliers and there are no surprising equalization
bills for the water.
In 2020 the share of water is 11.96€ and
the share of electricity is 11.04€ of the utility fee of 23 euros.
A delayed payment?
Visma Financial takes care of debt
collecting (payment reminders and judicial debt collections) on behalf of DAS.
Visma Financial sends the tenant an email
reminder about an outstanding payment a few workdays after the due date of the
rent. At this point, the email reminder does not lead to extra costs for the
tenant and you can still pay the missing rent with your own rent invoice. If
you have previous outstanding payments, you will not receive a reminder email
for a new outstanding payment.
If your rent remains unpaid 14 days
after the due date, you will receive a payment reminder via mail and it
includes 5 euros worth of reminder expenses and a payment interest. In this
case, make the missing rent payment according to the instructions of the Visma Financial letter.
If you wish to make an agreement on how
to take care of an outstanding payment, contact Visma Financial directly. Their
contact information is on the payment reminder letter you have received.
DAS follows the regulations Finnish Act
on debt collecting.