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Guidelines for Purchasing an Apartment and the Execution of Maintenance Works
The purpose of the study was to develop guidelines for a foreigner who decides to buy an apartment in Finland and for an apartment owner who decides to carry out maintenance works in apartment facilities. The main tasks of the study were to describe the process of purchasing and the execution of maintenance works within a housing company. In addition, our task was to examine building materials used for the renovation. The study was commissioned by supervisor from university – Mr. Raine Valtonen and Ms. Kirsi Taivalantti. Also the supervisor from the company was Sami Rantanen. In the study the main issue was to define responsibilities between a housing company and the shareholders, concerning maintenance work in apartment facilities. The main points of purchasing an apartment and the organisation of maintenance with the description of common building materials were described. Data for this study were collected by Finnish acts and decrees, Finnish national building codes, RYL-codes and RT-files. The information was gathered from literature and Internet. As a result the guidelines provides with adequate information concerning an apartment purchasing and carrying out apartment facilities renovation. The new regulation of maintenance responsibilities is provided in the thesis. There are also the descriptions of the renovation phases with the list of various possible structures.