The city opens for applying around 30 new single-family house plots every year. New plots are usually available in spring and/or autumn. Otherwise, single-family house plots available for rent and sale at a fixed price can be applied for in the continuous application process. Plots that are in continuous application have not been allocated during the application period for new plots or are plots that have returned from reservation or rental. A few single-family house and office plots are also available in the continuous application process.
Applying for new plots
According to current plans, new single-family house plots for rental will be available for applying in autumn 2023. Decisions have not yet been made on the plots to be applied for and on their date of transfer. More information on the matter will be provided closer to the application period.
Single-family house plots for continuous application
There are single-family house plots for continuous application round the year. Plots can be applied for both in the central urban area and in rural areas. More detailed information on the plots can be found in the city’s map service. Plots are applied for electronically using the application form (e-form). A plot application can only be made for one plot.
- Plots available in Saaristokaupunki and Hiltulanlahti.
- As a rule, the application period is approximately 1–2 weeks at a time. The application period can be found in the plot data in the map service.
- Plots will be rented.
- Plots where municipal engineering is not ready will be reserved until the completion of municipal engineering. A reservation fee is charged for the reservation period.
- There must be at least 50 floor square metres of the building stock to be built on the combination business/residential plot.
- You can apply for plots using the following form: central urban area (e-form).
- Plots to be applied for from Karttula, Pihkainmäki, Syvänniemi, Melalahti, Maaninka, Kärmelahti, Nilsiä, Vehmersalmi, Juankoski, Muuruvesi and Säyneinen.
- Plots are open to be applied for at all times without a separate application period.
- Plot applications are processed in the order of arrival.
- The plot can be rented or purchased.
- You can apply for plots using the form: rural communities (e-form).
Plots in rural communities
Transfer of lease
The transfer of a leased area or part of it to another party’s possession (subleasing) is prohibited. The tenant has the right to transfer the lease right to someone else without consulting the landlord, unless there is a separate mention of the transfer of the lease right in the lease agreement. The new tenant must apply to the National Land Survey for the registration of their lease rights in accordance with the Land Survey Code and submit a copy of the deed of transfer or other document justifying the acquisition to the landlord without delay. If, according to the lease agreement, the lease right may not be transferred to another party without the landlord’s permission, the tenant must contact the landlord before signing the deed of transfer and transferring the lease right.
Renewal of lease
As a rule, the City will continue the land lease contracts for the plots at the end of the current contracts. The leases will be renewed approximately six months before the end of a valid contract. In conjunction to this, the City will update the rent, in accordance with the contract, to the current level. When renewing the contract, the rent increase can be staggered according to the decision of the City Council if the increase is more than double, four or six times.
Payment of rent
The rent on land can be paid in one or two instalments. From the beginning of 2022, the rent can also be paid in four instalments. Changes to invoicing must be sent by 15 February to firstname.lastname@example.org. When paying the rent on lnad in more than one instalment, the payment method surcharge at the City’s current rate is added to all invoices.
The City of Kuopio orders soil surveys only for its own projects, such as urban and street planning. The results of the conducted soil surveys have been recorded in the city’s soil survey database since the late 1980s.
No plot-specific soil surveys are carried out by the city, as their commissioning is the responsibility of the future operator or developer of the plot. However, the results recorded in the soil survey database by the city are also disclosed to the builders. The survey results are useful in selecting the plot and planning the construction project.
The database currently has more than 52,000 research points for individual drillings, ground sampling points and groundwater observation pipes. In addtion soil maps and constructionability maps have been prepared for planning data for some areas.
Further information: Marja Martikkala, Soil Engineer, +358 44 718 5593, email@example.com
Service Area for Urban Environment customer service
City Council building, Suokatu 42
PO Box 1097, 70111 Kuopio