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Renovating and maintaining right-of-occupancy homes

We want to keep our apartments in good condition and ensure as carefree living as possible in them. You can have an impact on the comfort of your home through regular maintenance and care, alterations and renovations. On this page you will also find instructions for taking care of your yard and building a terrace.

Building management and maintenance are responsible for the maintenance of your house and yard

Our technical property managers handle the regular inspections of right-of-occupancy homes and plan any required repairs. They also prepare long-term repair plans for the property.

The maintenance company sees to the safety and cleanliness of the building and its premises. They also help you if, for example, you have a leaking faucet, your radiator needs to be checked or you have forgotten your key inside the apartment. 

You can also submit a fault report by calling our service number: +358 9 4246 9333. Our service number is available 24/7 and there is no service charge for the call.

Renovations and alterations made by the resident

You can renovate your right-of-occupancy home to reflect your own preferences. You must cover the costs of the renovation yourself, but you may be refunded for the alterations later if you move out of your home.

All alterations must be carried out according to our instructions, and you must either submit a notification or apply for separate permission, depending on the type of work.

Home maintenance tasks that the residents are responsible of

We ensure that our right-of-occupancy homes are regularly maintained. In addition, all residents are expected to take good care of their home so that the apartments remain in good condition. You can check the shared responsibilities table to see which household maintenance tasks are your responsibility and which of them belong to Asuntosäätiö.

Asuntosäätiö is responsible for bleeding a radiator, opening blocked drains and repairing faucets and refrigerators, for instance. Among other tasks, as a resident, you are responsbile for:

  • replacing light bulbs
  • emptying and cleaning floor drains
  • servicing of your own equipment, such as a washing machine.

Yard maintenance tasks that the residents are resposible of

Keeping one’s yard clean is the responsibility of every resident. This includes taking care of the plantings and other vegetations. You can check the shared responsibilities table to see which yard maintenance tasks are your responsibility. Among other tasks, as a resident, you are responsbile for:

  • regular mowing of the lawn and bushes
  • cleaning the hedge
  • taking care of the trees and cutting the branches, if necessary.

Frequently asked questions about the maintenance and renovation of right-of-occupancy homes

Can I renovate my home?

You can renovate your right-of-occupancy home to suit your own preferences. All renovation and alteration work must be carried out according to our instructions, and you must either submit a notification or apply for separate permission, depending on the type of work. The instructions for alterations are available in Kotikulma.

If I paint my walls colorfully, do I have to paint them white when I move out?

If the walls are painted with neutral and moderate tones, there is usually no need to paint them white. However,, if we find that the paint finish is out of proportion or sloppy during the move-out inspection, for example, we oblige you to paint the walls with a basic shade of white.

What does reform renovation mean?

Reform renovations are large-scale renovations carried out on right-of-occupancy homes aged 30 years or so. In a reform renovation, the apartment is completely renovated, excluding the painting of walls and ceiling. We also carry out any necessary repairs to the roofing, facades, outdoor areas and staircases according to the needs of each property. Read more about reform renovations

Who is responsible for clearing the snow in parking spaces?

The resident is responsible for clearing the snow between cars around their own parking space. The maintenance company clears the driveways in the parking area.

Can I build a terrace in my yard?

You can build a terrace in the yard of your detached house, semi-detached house or terraced house. You can also build a terrace on the ground floor of some of our apartment buildings.

If you would like a terrace in your yard, first contact us by filling out a notification in Kotikulma. Attach the terrace plan and drawings to the announcement. If you have no experience in building a terrace, we recommend that you use a professional to help you from start to finish.