House Regulations

These house regulations have been made to ensure comfortable living for all residents. The residents and their guests must be considerate towards all the other residents of the house. The residents must take care that their guests also follow these regulations. The residents also have obligations stated in the rental agreement, residents' guide, the city regulations as well as the Finnish law and general regulations.

Common areas

The outer doors are locked during night time between 21.00-06.00 unless the resident committee of the house has decided other times. When the doors are locked, you must ensure that they close and relock properly behind you. This also includes the doors of the storage rooms, saunas, laundry rooms and other doors in the common areas.

It's not allowed to make loud noises or disturb others in the common areas. Smoking is not allowed, and neither is unnecessary loitering. The common areas both indoors and outdoors must be used in a neat and orderly way taking into account also the structures and plantings of yard areas. For fire safety reasons, keep your goods in the assigned storage areas. It is not allowed to store baby carriages, bicycles or other outdoor equipment in stairwells or loft corridors.

Fire hazardous materials must be stored according to fire safety regulations.

You must notify the lessor if you notice defects in the apartment, yard, building or common areas.

Sauna, laundry and drying rooms

Sauna, laundry and drying room turns are booked with the apartment number by using the booking list. Any cancellations must also be marked. Rooms can only be used on your own booked turn. You can't use the rooms during reservations made by others. After the turn has been used, the reservation must not be removed from the list. If the reserved turn has not been taken into use in 15 minutes after its starting time, it will be free for the other residents to use. The rooms must be cleaned after your turn ends. 

Washing carpets in washing machines is allowed only in separate washing machines intended for carpets. Washing carpets on the floor is only permitted if there is a floor drain in the room and washing does not harm the equipment, furniture, surfaces or other users of the space. Water-dripping carpets are not allowed to leave in the drying room, and drying must not cause any other inconvenience or damage either. 


The apartments must be well taken care of. The residents are obligated to notify the building's owner of water leaks and any other defects they notice in the apartment. Do not put anything, such as waste or other materials into the WC or the other drains that could block or damage the drains. Do not ventilate your apartment by opening the door to the staircase. Alteration work must not be done to the apartment without advance permission from the owner of the property. 

Silence time

It's not allowed to cause disturbance to other residents. Especially between 22.00-06.00 loud noises have to be avoided, but there cannot be loud, disturbing noises at any other time either. Residents are also responsible for their guests. 


Lock replacements, security locks and additional key orders only with the permission of the lessor. 

Waste management

Waste and rubbish mentioned in the residents' guide must always be taken to the waste bins, packed appropriately. Moreover, the waste recycling regulations must be followed. Everyone benefits when usable items are recycled and waste materials are sorted appropriately. The resident is responsible for arranging the transport of toxic and dangerous waste as well as furniture items and other large pieces of rubbish. 

Pets *

Pets must be kept on a leash outside the apartment; this applies to both dogs and cats. Pets should not disturb the house residents or foul the building nor the grounds. Animals are not allowed to be walked in children's play areas or their immediate vicinity. Animals must not be fed on the balconies or the property`s grounds.

A doghouse or enclosure can only be put into a private courtyard area that is not accessible to others. A doghouse must be inside the fences. Possible constructions must always be approved by the lessor. The dog must not be left unsupervised in the doghouse / enclosure. 


If you find pests (cockroaches, bedbugs, rats etc.) in your apartment or other areas in the house, you must contact the lessor immediately so that we can take the necessary measures. The instructions on preventing pests must be followed carefully. 

Trampolines and children`s play

Children should only play in the play areas meant for the purpose. Parking areas, the terraces of neighbors and common areas such as staircases are not play areas. Playing football (soccer) is not allowed on the property`s grounds. The property`s grounds and the common play areas are meant for all the residents. For safety reasons the residents do not have the right to put up a trampoline on the common area. The structural and safety regulations regarding this kind of equipment are not as strict as for those meant for common use.


Vehicles may only be parked in the parking areas. Parking on the escape route is not allowed. Driving vehicles on the roads and paths of the property grounds is prohibited except for emergency vehicles or for necessary maintenance purposes as well as short (5-10 minutes) parking for e.g. unloading of groceries or a moving truck. Idling of motor vehicles is not allowed.

Vehicles that are no longer in use must not be kept on the property's grounds or parking areas. Residents will be charged in full for the expense of removing the vehicle in question. The cover of the electricity outlet for car heaters must be kept closed all the time. You must not leave cables dangling from the outlet. The electricity outlet is meant to be used only for a block heater and using an interior heater in car is forbidden. 


Carpets must not be dusted on balconies. Airing of clothes and linens and line-drying the laundry may only be done within the railings. Balconies must be cleaned so that water does not drip or any rubbish fall down.

Grilling, candles and other fires

Open fires may not be made and food must not be cooked using charcoal or gas grills on balconies or terraces. However, an electric grill may be used in a considerate manner. While grilling (whether on the balcony or in the garden) you must remember not to disturb anyone with smells, smoke or noise. 

For fire safety, only LED candles can be used on the balconies, terraces and loft corridors. Outdoor torches and candles must not be burned indoors or on the balcony nor under other roofs. 

Smoking **

Smoking in apartments, balconies or terraces must not inconvenience the neighbor. Throwing cigarettes from the balconies and in the courtyard area is forbidden. The tobacco law prohibits smoking in all common areas. 


To install any extra antennae such as a dish-reflector antenna, permission must be asked first from the lessor. 

Notification of move

When someone moves in or out of an apartment, the lessor must always be notified. According to lease of apartment, the tenant is responsible to notify the lessor of possible resident changings even during residency. 

Breaking of regulations

If these house regulations are broken, the resident may be liable for paying damages and it may lead to termination of their rental agreement.


The rules are valid at all of Pikipruukki's properties as applied. 


* Pets are not allowed in Asemakatu 43

** Smoking is not allowed in the properties at Asemakatu 43, Koulukatu 19, Kirkkopuistikko 32, Tehtaankatu 3 and Sorsantie 12