Rules of procedure

Rights and responsibilities
Housing companies have rules of procedure with common regulations related to living comfort and safety. The rules of procedure apply to all residents and must be followed. You can find the rules of procedure in the appendix to the agreement.

As a tenant, you are responsible for the acts of the people you allow into the apartment and the common areas of the house as much as yours. Disruption or damage caused by guests to the apartment or common areas of the house may result in a warning to the tenant, termination of the lease and the tenant’s liability for damages.

Downloading electric cars and other electric vehicles is strictly forbidden                                                                                                                                                                                                        We remind you that charging electric cars from plugs other than their charging, such as car heating plugs, electrical boxes on the exterior walls are prohibited. It is also prohibited to charge the batteries of various electrically powered vehicles such as electric/disabled mopeds, bicycles, etc., in electrical sockets in common indoor areas. Car heating plugs and boxes are not designed to withstand the charging current. Charging a device in shared indoor spaces may cause dangerous situations. Charging indoors also poses a risk of fire.

Sorting of waste
Waste sorting is part of comfortable living. Appropriate waste bins for recycling can be found in the yards of our houses. The Rauma Region Waste Management Department has published instructions on waste sorting.

Proper waste sorting is an environmental act, but it is also a cost issue. Improperly sorted waste raises the cost of waste and with it it is also reflected in your rent.

Pets are not allowed at Rauman Asunnot Oy, Sorkantie 13. In other houses pets are allowed. However, the tenant is always responsible for any damage that may be caused by their pet.

General rules of procedure
Municipalities previously had their own rules of procedure, on which the rules of procedure for housing companies and real estate companies were partly based. These rules of procedure were repealed by the Public Order Act, which entered into force on 1 October 2003.

The rules of procedure usually apply to:

  • making a move notification
  • keeping the front doors open
  • general cleanliness and order
  • smoking
  • parking
  • waste management
  • fire safety
  • use of apartments
  • maintenance and alterations
  • keeping pets
  • violation of regulations

If residents always considered each other and valued each other’s perspectives, no rules of order would be needed. The rules of procedure are old gentlemen’s treaties that are not binding on anything. A housing company cannot deny normal life, but residents must consider neighbors.

What is normal and what should be reported

Playing children is a normal life, and ball games cannot be banned throughout the common areas.

According to the property management association, for example, residents cannot be required to “be completely silent” even when the housing company’s bylaws state that there is silence in the house at 10 pm to 7 am. At night, a person returning from work may take a shower and may not be interfered with by the housing association’s own regulations.

The constant commotion of pets, such as the barking or howling of a dog, is guaranteed to tighten the nerves of the residents. However, barking at the doorbell ringing or at the sound of play is part of normal life and there is no right to complain about them. From an animal welfare point of view, barking, howling, etc. are considered to be part of the dog’s normal behavior when the animal’s solitary times are reasonable. However, if the dog is repeatedly left alone for excessively long periods (more than 12 hours at a time), it is a good idea to notify the animal welfare veterinarian as well.

Balcony grilling is permitted by law, as is smoking on the balcony. However, with the provision of the Tobacco Act, which came into force at the beginning of 2017, housing companies can also apply to the municipality for a smoking ban on apartment balconies, provided that all shareholders and residents are consulted before a decision is made. There is a property smoking ban in our rental homes that were built or renovated in 2011 or later. Balcony smoking is not allowed, as the ventilation equipment in the apartments is located on the balcony walls and smoke and odors are easily transmitted to the apartments. Smoking is only allowed in the courtyard far enough away from the house. If you smoke in the yard, be sure to also collect tumps.

If there is in the housing association repeatedly violated the rules of order and the actions significantly disrupt the lives of the neighbors, the residents must notify the property manager in writing with signatures. The notification must state the date and time, as the rules have been violated and how the events have progressed. If the need so requires, appellants should be prepared to testify in court.

In housing associations, every resident has a duty to tolerate other residents and the sounds of their normal living. Excessive control of other residents can also be considered harassment.

Cars, piles of snow, lighting poles, plantings and anything else that obstructs traffic must not be parked on the rescue road (Rescue Act 379/2011 § 11). The real estate company has authorized the City of Rauma to monitor parking in its yard area. Emergency parking is a traffic offense. If the vehicle is parked on an escape route in violation of the Rescue Act, the police or municipal parking supervisor may provide a local or warehouse transfer of the vehicle without delay.