Code of Conduct


for the housing society of Bjuvshus Nr. 2

Version 1.2

Important information you should know about the Code of Conduct!


The board’s task is to take care of the managment of the housing society and to execute the orders and decisions taken by the members at the yearly meeting. This means that the board is responsible of keeping everthing in order, both inside and outside of our buildings. Everybody has a responsibility to follow the code of conduct. Living in a housing society means that everyone has a shared responsibility. As a member of the housing society you not only have the right to live in your appartment, you also have duties and responsiblities against the board, the housing society and it’s members.

For whom does the rules apply

The code of conduct dosen’t only apply you as a member. It also applies to family members, guests, lodgers, workers and so on. It also applies to anyone who might rent your appartment. It also applies to any tenants the housing society might have.

What happens if the code of conduct isn’t followed

If the Code of Conduct isn’t followed, the board can, if it’s serious enough, question your ability to continue living in your appartment. Transgressions of minior scales can never lead to termination. First of all the board must issue a notice that The Code of Conduct must be followed. If the member still dosen’t comply to The Code of Conduct the question can be raised to terminate the membership (and thereby losing the ability to keep the appartment).

Do you have any questions

If you have questions or opinions about the Code of Conduct, you are welcome to contact the the board.

#1. General Carefulness

a) Take good care of the housing societies proterties. Costs for maintaince and repairs are defrayed by all members.

b) If an acute damage occurs, first try to contact the board and the janitor company. Contact information for the board and the janitor can be found in the entrances to the building.

2. Security

a) Always make sure that the entrance closes properly when entering and leaving the building.

b) Don’t let anyone unknown into the building.

c) Never leave the entrances to the basement unlocked.

d) Be very careful with open fire.

e) Your appartment has to be equipped with a smoke detector. To get more information about smoke detectors, please contact the board.

f) Notify your neighbours or the board if your planning on going on long vaccations etc.

3. Common expenses

Be sparingly with the hot water and don’t let the water running for no reason. Also please be sparingly with the electricty in the common areas in the building. Replace gaskets when the water is dripping. Costs for water and electricty in common areas in the building are paid by all members together.

4. Balconies

Balconies are not to be used for

a) permanent strorage of things that does not count as regular balcony furnitures.

b) shaking carpets, bedclothings etc.

c) barbecue with live coal. Only electrical grills are allowed, and only with the explicit permit of your neighbours. Place balcony flower boxes inside the railing.

d) Cigarette butts are not be thrown out of the balcony or from windows. Make sure the balcony door is propery closed to avoid getting water in the appartment during heavy rain fall or when ice and snow melts during the spring. Glazing of balconies require permit from the board and a building permit from the authorities.

5. Matte whipping

For whipping of carpets, bed clothings etc there are specific whipping stands nearby the buildings.

6. Feeding the birds

Feeding of birds is not allowed within the buildings perimeter because of the risk of attracting rats and other animals.

7. Laundry room

The housing society has a total of 6 laundry rooms, situated at Södra Storgatan 28, 30, 32. Booking schedule and separate code of conduct is to be found in the laundry rooms and must be followed. Use of the laundry rooms are only allowed between 07:00 and 22:00 all days of the year. Note: Carpets are not allowed to be washed in the washing machines!

8. Bicycles, mopeds, baby carriages

Bicycles are to be stored in either bicycles stands outside, in the bicycle storage room in the basement or in your own store in the basement. Mopeds are to be stored in the motor storage room at Aspgatan. Contact the board or the janitor to get your own key to the motor storage room. Baby carriages are not allowed be stored in stairwells!

9. Car and motorcycle parking

Parking spaces for cars and motorcycles can be rented. Contact the board or the janitor to rent a parking space or if someone is using your parking space.

10. The yard

a) Parents are responsible to pick up their childrens toys, bicycles etc at the end of the day.

b) There are three barbecue places at the housing societies yards, these are only allowed to be used be the housing societies members and their guests. You need to bring your own grids. Leave the barbecue places cleaned after use.

11. Waste disposal, electronic waste, chemical products

a) The housing society has separation of sources for household wastes. Marked plastic containers are setup at the waste disposal sites at each building. Please respect these markings and make sure the correct waste goes into the correct container and think about the enviornment.

b) The garbage chute is only to be used for residual waste. Make sure the garbage bags are well sealed. Don’t try to force brimming garbage bags down the chute, these can easily get stuck. Don’t put sharp objects in the garbage bags, someone could get hurt!

c) Food waste is to be thrown into the special food waste containers at the waste disposal sites at the buildings. For this we use the brown paper bags that the waste managment company provides us with. The bags can be found in the mangling rooms.

d) Cardboard and other packing material should be folded to save space; the housing society pays for every pickup of wastes.

e) Paint, spray cans, and other chemical products are not to be disposed at the housing societies waste disposal sites but are to be turned in at the nearest drop-off facility.

f) According to the law all electrical and electronics waste are NOT to be disposed in the residual waste! You are responsible in taking this kind of wates to the nearest drop-off facility.

12. Basements

a) To every appartment there is basement storage room and a food storage. These are marked with the same number as the appartment.

b) It is every members responsibility to lock their storage room with a padlock, unlocked storage room will be locked by the housing society. Storage room doors are the members own responsibility, but it is okay to report errors on these.

c) Personal belongings are to be stored only at their intended places. The basements corridors must be kept free from debris at all times! Avoid keeping theft-prone property in the basement storage rooms.

13. Satellite dishes

It is not allowed to mount satellite dishes or other outdoor antennas on the balcony railing or on the building without permit from the board. Antennas/satellite dishes are to mounted on the inside of the balcony so that they can’t fall down and hurt someone. It is however not permitted to mount them on the wall of the building.

14. Pets

Pets are to be watched so these won’t disturb or pollute. Pets are not allowed to walked in the housing societies plantation or near the childrens playground. Pick up the pets droppings.

15. Disturbance

a) For everbodies well-being it’s important not to be disturbed by ones neigbours. All residents are obligated to show respect and regard. The law looks serverly on disturbance! The one who disturbes and not applies after warnings can, in severe cases, lose the right to remain living in his or hers appartment. The obligation not to disturb refers to ones appartment to also applies to common areas such as the stairwells, basements and laundry rooms. This applies to all days of the year.

b) If you’re feeling disturbed by your neighbours: First of all, contact the neighbour in question. Second, contact the security company (the phone number is in the stairwells entrance) and at last, or in severe disturbance, contact the police.

c) Silence should be maintained between these hours: Sunday - Thursday between 22:00-07:00. Friday - Saturday between 23:00-08:00.

d) What counts as a disurbance: Loud music from stereo, TV/Video or computer. Loud noises from machines etc, persistent loud people and pets. What counts as a normal legitimate disturbance: Toilet flushing, doing the dishes and showering.

16. Sublease

Sublease requires the boards approval. Request of approval should be written and contain the reason for the sublease, period of time and to whom the sublease is meant. Subleasing is approved to a maximum of one year at a time. If the sublease is to be ongoing for more than two years the tenant is to withdraw from the security of tenure. The security of tenure is waived by an application to the rent tribunal, which has the correct application forms for this.

17. Appartment maintenance

It is the owner of the appartment who is responsible for the maintenance. What is to be considerd to be included in the apparment and it’s maintenance is regulated in the housing societies bylaws. To the appartment normally counts the appartments floor, walls, ceiling, kitchen and bathroom furnishing, windows and all doors. If something breaks it is important that you make sure it will be repeared. It is especially important that you care for the appartment wetrooms. Leakages cost great amounts of money and will generally lead to great discomfort for the affected. A home insurrance can be a good protection if an accident will occur. You don’t have to sign up for a co-operative appartment add-on insurrance since that is a part of the membership fee.

18. Changes in the appartment

Smaller changes is allowed to be made in the apparment. You may for example put new floors, new cabinets and new appliances in the kitchen. More comprehensive changes on the other hand does requrie permission from the board, for example if you’d like to tear down a wall or redraw the plumbing in the kitchen. Sometimes changes may require a building permit. Always contact the board before you start building! Please also consider your neighbours when performing noisy work. This kind of work should be performed during daytime.

19. If you intend to move

Please ask the board which procedures will apply when selling your appartment. Also note that the person buying your appartment must first be approved by the board before he is allowed to move in. Together with the membership application should also a copy of the transfer agreement be handed to the board. Inform the buyer of the housing societies webpage and the login data to the page.

Beyond this code of conduct the housing soceities bylaws will apply.

/The board of the Housing Society Bjuvshus Nr 2