House rules

§ 1 Introduction

Sørenga 3 Sameie constitutes a community where the owners/residents separately and together are responsible for contributing to maintaining a safe and comfortable living environment for all residents.

In these house rules, emphasis is placed on the well-being and freedom of the individual owner/resident while simultaneously ensuring consideration is exercised for all the building residents and premises. The purpose of the house rules is not to impose unnecessary obligations on owners/residents, but rather set the stage for a safe and comfortable environment for all residents and neighbors at Sørenga.

The house rules, together with our bylaws, are the governing documents for Sørenga 3 Sameie and each owner/resident is responsible for compliance with the provisions set out herein by all members of the household, as well as others being granted access to the accommodations.

All neighbor complaints to the board shall be sent to [email protected] , with a copy to the neighbor for which the complaint is made. The neighbor in question shall respond in writing within seven days, with a copy to the complainant.

§ 2 use of apartment

No apartment shall be used in a manner which may cause distress for other residents in the building.

The period between 23:00 and 07:00 of each day is designated as a quiet period and noise must be kept at a level that does not disturb other residents. Noisy activities such as house renovations, parties, loud music etc. are not allowed after 21:00. For Sundays and public holidays, noisy activities are not allowed at any time of the day.

Should an owner/resident wish to arrange a party in their apartment or on the terrace, the neighbors must be notified in advance. Note, however, that giving notice does not relieve the relevant owner/resident from the obligations to comply with the provisions set out herein, including but not limited, the rules on noise. All activities on the common roof terrace shall end at 23:00 precisely.

§ 3 use of balcony/garden

Airing out and drying of clothes etc. on the balcony/terrace is only allowed to the extent it is not is not visible above the railing of the balcony/terrace. It is not allowed to hang clothes or other items over the railing, nor is it allowed to shake tablecloths, carpets, mats etc. outside the railing.

The use of electric and gas grills is allowed on the balcony/terrace.  Neither charcoal grill nor disposable grill are allowed.

It is not permitted to install outdoor lighting, including seasonal lighting, which is may cause discomfort for other residents.

When furnishing the balcony/terrace, owners/residents shall show consideration and talk to neighbors that have their view restricted or may otherwise be affected by the furnishing.

For safety reasons, all parasols must be properly secured against wind and must be in colors that ensure a uniform appearance of the building.  Multicolored/patterned parasols should be avoided.

If the Pergola on a private roof terrace requires treatment, we ask that oil or stains in a neutral light color is used to ensure the uniform appearance of the building.

All plants, including hedges, shrubs and trees, on private roof terraces should be in pots as the roots can damage the membrane and/or result in damage to neighboring property.

The height of hedges between private roof terraces must not exceed 120 cm.  Height of freestanding trees must not exceed 200 cm.  If several trees are used as a separation between neighbors, these are considered hedges and are then subject to restrictions on hedge.

Structural changes of a significant nature on balconies and private roof terraces must be presented to the sameier meeting and voted on by the sameie.

Balconies/terraces should not be used as storage space for trash or other items in a manner that may bother other residents.

§ 4 common areas and hallways (indoors)

Sportswear, clothing, footwear or other items are not allowed to be left in the hallway outside the apartment. The basement, hallways and other common areas are to be kept free of trash and should not be used as storage space.

Smoking is not permitted in the common areas or hallways.

It is not permitted to post advertisements, notices or the like in the common areas, apart from any bulletin board installed specifically for this purpose.

§ 5 common areas (outdoors)

The Sameie’s common areas are to be kept tidy and free of trash. The common areas should not be used in a way which creates discomfort for the other residents or neighbors or which may result in damage to the environment.

Smoking is not allowed in the common areas, including but not limited to, the garage and courtyard.

Football and other similar activities are not permitted in the courtyard.

Parking of motor vehicles or motor bikes is not permitted in the common areas.

§ 6 Garbage

It is important to keep the area around the garbage disposals clean and free of trash to keep birds and rats away.

§ 7 Pets and animals

For pets and animals, the following provisions apply:

  1. A) It is assumed that the owner of the animal is acquainted with the bylaws regarding
    animals and the punitive provisions which may apply.
  1. b) The owner of the animal shall immediately remove excrements that the animal left
    behind in the common areas. This also applies to excrements on private balconies and
    terraces as dried excrement can create a health hazard, in addition to unpleasant odor.
  1. c) Dogs and cats should be walked outside the common areas. Animals shall be kept on a
    leash in the common areas and kept away from the playgrounds and sand boxes.
  1. D) The owner of the animal is responsible and liable for any damage or harm the animal
    may Inflict on any person or property
  1. e) If the board receives justified complaints in writing with respect to an animal, the
    board may require that the animal is removed if an amicable arrangement with the
    complainant cannot be obtained. A justified complaint may be that the animal bothers
    the neighbor through odor, noise or on otherwise is of significant inconvenience, for
    example, severe allergies or anxiety. The board will attempt to discuss with the parties
    involved before determining whether a complaint is justified or not.
  • Adopted in sameier meeting 17.04.13
  • Changed in sameier meeting 23.04.14
  • Changed in sameier meeting 11.04.15