The tenant must follow the lessor’s house rules and good rental practices. They must also ensure that they do not violate the laws and regulations laid down to preserve health and order.
The most common reason for disagreement between neighbours is disturbing sounds, such as playing loud music or repeated loud arguments.
The house rules stipulate that there is silence from 22:00 to 7:00. However, this does not mean that no sounds should be heard at night. Normal sounds of living are allowed, as long as you do not make too much noise.
What to do if your neighbour disturbs you?
- If your neighbour’s activities disturb you, the best solution is to speak openly to them. Often, the neighbour has not even realised that they are disturbing you.
- If talking seems difficult or does not help, you can contact the property manager.
- If the disturbance is serious or you feel threatened, call the police.
- If the disturbances are serious and occur repeatedly, you can submit a written disturbance report.
- The disturbance report form requires the signatures of at least two persons living at different addresses. Oral and anonymous reports will not be processed, since the persons submitting the disturbance report must be prepared to testify in court if necessary.
- After receiving the report, Espoon Asunnot will investigate the case. Espoon Asunnot can give the tenant a warning about disturbances.
- If the disturbances continue after the warning, it is advisable to submit a new disturbance report. According to the law, Espoon Asunnot has the right to terminate or cancel the tenancy agreement if the disturbances continue after the warning.
What to do if you have concerns about your neighbour?
- If you are concerned about your neighbour, you can contact the Western Uusimaa Social and Crisis Emergency Services, tel. 09 816 42439.