Register a restriction on the right of possession

A restriction on the right of possession means that the owner of an apartment cannot transfer the apartment or apply for the registration of a pledge without the consent of the holder of the right of possession. Such a right of possession can be registered for an owner apartment when the rights holder sends an application and rarely also in ex-officio situations.

Restrictions on the right of possession include the right to use an apartment based on a will and a widow’s right of possession. You can apply for the registration of a restriction on the right of possession if the apartment has an electronic registration of ownership.

You can contact your building manager or the NLS customer service to check whether your housing company’s list of shares has already been transferred to the Residential and Commercial Property Information System and whether the apartment has an electronic registration of ownership.

The restriction on the right of possession is entered in the Residential and Commercial Property Information System. After this, the restriction is shown in the printout of owner apartments.

A widow’s right of possession

A widow’s right of possession applies to situations where an apartment is inherited. If you are a widow and have indicated that you will maintain possession of an apartment that was your home with your spouse or another apartment suitable for a home, you can apply for the registration of the right of possession for this apartment.

Right of use based on a will

A right of use based on a will is based on a condition defined in a will. You can apply for the registration of the right of use for an apartment if another person obtained the ownership of the apartment through a will, but you were given the right to use the apartment in the same will.

This is how you can apply for the registration of a restriction on the right of possession:

  1. Check that the housing company’s list of shares has been transferred to the Residential and Commercial Property Information System.
  2. Check that the apartment has an electronic registration of ownership.
  3. Attach the owner’s consent to the application or acquire the required attachments:
    – deed of estate inventory and extract of family relations
    – will
  4. Complete an application (in Finnish) for registering the restriction on the right of possession.
  5. Send the application and its attachments by post or via e-mail, or bring them to a customer service location. Please note that ordinary, unencrypted e-mail is not secure. Send documents containing confidential information by secured e-mail or Securedmail.eu.
Product Price, EUR (excl. VAT)  Price, EUR (incl. VAT) 
7481101001
Registration of a restriction
58 No VAT
7481101003
Notification by the custodian of safekeeping documents of the removal of a registration restriction (unsold apartments)
58

No VAT

7481101002
Notification by the custodian of safekeeping documents of a registered restriction

58 No VAT