The maintenance company ensures that the building stays in order by taking care of it.
In some housing companies, part of the maintenance may also belong to the residents. This is usually mentioned in the tenancy agreement.
Find out which building maintenance company your building uses. Contact information can usually be found on the bulletin board in the public areas.
You can call the maintenance company if something in your flat is broken. A maintenance company helps, for example, if the tap leaks.
Do not install large household appliances yourself, but resort to a professional. At least the installation of the washing machine, dishwasher and of lamps without a quick connector should be carried out by a professional.
The maintenance company also opens the door of the flat if, for example, you accidentally lock yourself out. There is usually a charge for this service.
The maintenance company also carries out general maintenance for the whole building, in which case they have to visit the flat. There will always be an announcement in advance.
The Property Manager takes care of the management of the housing company. Find out who is the Property Manager of your building. Contact information can usually be found on the bulletin board in the stair corridor. You can also ask him about the use of common facilities and the associated fees. In common use, for example, there may be:
- sauna, which you will need a booking for
- laundry room where you can wash and dry laundry with a booking
- also, the car slot might have a charge.
If you want a satellite dish in your flat, ask permission from the Property Manager. An antenna or other structures can’t be installed without permission.
Follow the instructions of the Property Manage and the housing rules of the building. If you do not follow the instructions and rules, you can get a warning. When you receive multiple warnings, you can be evicted out of your flat.
RULES OF HOUSING
Get familiar with the rights and obligations of occupants on the InfoFinland page.
When housing, remember to / that:
- follow the rules for the occupant.
- Take other people into consideration.
- sort waste in correct waste containers. Do not store rubbish bags on the balcony or yard.
- avoid shouting and loud music or having the television on from night to morning.
- park your car in your own spot.
- in several buildings today smoking on the balcony is prohibited.
- Do not make any changes or renovations to the flat without the permission of the Property Manager and the homeowner!
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