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To-do list for apartment buyers

The ownership of an apartment can be indicated by a paper share certificate (below share certificate) or an electronic record of ownership (below record of ownership).

Before the transaction

  • Check all information about the apartment you are about to buy.
  • Ask the seller if apartment ownership is indicated by a share certificate or a record of ownership.
  • If the apartment has a record of ownership, always check the apartment printout. Request the printout from the seller or buy it from our customer service.
  • Please note! When making the transaction, ask the seller for a power of attorney to attend the housing company's general meeting, because the bill of sale is not sufficient proof of your right to participate in the meeting. The housing company will check ownership information in the Residential and Commercial Property Information System, but the registration of ownership can take several months.

After the transaction 

After the transaction, apply for registration of the ownership of your apartment in the Residential and Commercial Property Information System. 

By answering the questions in our interactive instructions, you can check how to apply for registration of the ownership of your apartment in various situations, for example, when your apartment has a share certificate or a record of ownership.

See also 

Information and instructions about buying and selling an apartment on the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority's website.

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