Residence charges cover all expenses required for the financing and maintenance of Avain right-of-occupancy apartments and related premises, in accordance with reasonable household maintenance. The residence charge is adjusted as necessary, usually at the beginning of the calendar year. We will notify you of the adjustment no later than two months before the new residence charge enters into force. You can find the budget and residence charge calculation of your own house on the Avain Resident website. More information is available from the property manager and at residents’ meetings.
Residence charge I refers to expenses that you can influence through your living. For example, building maintenance, maintenance of outdoor areas, cleaning and sanitation, heating, electricity, water and waste water, waste management, repairs of the property and apartments, and residential activities are covered by residence charge I.
Residence charge II includes the costs that are offset between all right-of-occupancy houses. These include, for example, property management, sale and marketing of housing rights, land leases, real estate tax, non-life insurance, property and apartment repairs to be compensated for, national resident activities and administration, communication and information activities, and other company management and capital expenditure.
Residence charge III, on the other hand, covers provisions for future expenses. Up to EUR 1/m²/month may be charged in advance for the renovation and maintenance costs of the real estate, buildings and apartments, if no more than 20 years have passed since the loan granted to finance the house or apartment was approved as a subsidised loan. Otherwise, the maximum amount is EUR 2/m²/month. In addition to this, the charge can include provisions for the redemption of right-of-occupancy payments and bullet loan payments.
Charges for utilities are payments related to the use of the apartment, which can be based on, for example, consumption or the number of inhabitants. The parking space fee, water fee (determined by water consumption or number of persons) and regular sauna fee are typical charges for utilities.