Residents’ democracy - active neighbour relations

In resident activities, you have the opportunity to influence the comfort and sense of community in your living environment. Do you already know who is the chair of the residents' committee of your building or would you be interested in joining the residents' committee? Resident activities include recreational activities, communal cleaning bees, and club room makeovers, for which each building has its own budget. Get involved and bring up your own ideas!
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What is residents’ democracy?

In government-subsidised buildings, tenants are granted decision-making power under the Act on Joint Management, as well as influence over the quality of their living conditions. It is in the interest of both the owner and the residents to ensure residents' comfort and regular maintenance of the building. If you are interested in resident activities, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Act on Joint Management. Below is a list of important issues regarding resident activities. However, the most important thing is the joy of doing things together and the opportunity to influence your housing conditions.

Chairs of residents' committees, castle wardens and ASY 2024

Below you will find the names of the chairs of the residents' committees and castle wardens. The composition of ASY 2024 was elected in February 2024 at the first meeting of ASY. The ASY members are elected from among the chairs of the residents' committees and castle wardens. 

Residents' committees are not selected in these locations: Haarniskatie, Kirkonkyläntie, Kääpiöidenpolku, Maapadontie, Mäyrätie, Tuhkimontie and Turkismiehentie.

How can I join resident activities?

First, find out if your building has a residents’ committee or a castle warden. If the last residents’ meeting of the year is approaching, attend the meeting and join the residents’ committee. If your building has its own Telegram group, you can also contact residents interested in or already involved in resident activities. After that, you can contact AYY's Tenant Activity Coordinator Anniina Hakatie and mention that you are interested in joining resident activities.

How can I join resident activities in the middle of the year?

You can join the residents' committee in the middle of the year. Contact the chair of the residents' committee of your own building, and they can invite you to join the residents' committee meeting where they decide on your membership. When AYY has the minutes of the decision, the new member is officially included in the residents' committee.

More information on residents' democracy 

The contact person between the residents and AYY is Tenant Activity Coordinator Anniina Hakatie. You can get in touch on all issues related to residents' democracy. 

Contact: [email protected]

Useful links 

Act on Joint Management of Rental Buildings 

ARA’s residents’ democracy guide (in Finnish) 

Inspection form for the resident representative

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