Besides the by-laws, the estate board also has the House Rules, which are an interpretation of the essentials in the regulations. These rules should provide an answer to the most frequently asked questions.
The House Rules was adopted at the Annual General Meeting on March 18, 2019
Establishment of a code of conduct hereafter called the House Order is determined by the association’s articles of association.
The House Rules must be approved at the Annual General Meeting and subsequently administered by the Board.
The rules serve to limit costs for maintenance and to ensure that the owners’ association appears as a well-maintained and well-maintained property and thus retains its value as an investment.
The House Rules include rules and regulations, and calls for consideration in specific situations.
We recommend that you read through it all so that you know the House Rules.
If the House Rules are violated, you can contact the property management company.
Repeated violation of the House Rules or other reckless conduct towards the owners’ association may cause the lease to be terminated or canceled / the owner of the property in question must vacate his apartment, cf. the association’s by-laws.
If you have questions regarding the interpretation of the House Rules or if you have other questions, the owner association’s board can be contacted.
In general, it is recommended that all residents respect each other and try to settle any disagreements peacefully and respectfully.
§ 1 – Waste
- The central garbage chute is only suitable for common waste disposal, and all kitchen waste must always be placed in sealed bags and knotted before being thrown into it. The door to the garbage chute must always be closed after use. Improper use can cause the passageway to get blocked. The caretaker must be notified of any blockages.
- It is prohibited to dispose certain types of waste into the garbage chute. This includes for example, newspapers, advertisements, cardboard in larger pieces and cartons. The system also cannot handle pizza boxes, long items, Christmas trees, rolled-up carpets, and the like.
- Other waste must be sorted and placed in the waste containers intended for it. The waste containers are located in the garbage room next to Block 36 (the main entrance key can be used to gain access). Bottle containers are located in front of the building. The directives given by the association, renovation companies, and Copenhagen Municipality must be followed.
- No waste or the like should be discarded in the common areas or next to the containers in the garbage room.
- Residents who do not remove waste – including construction waste – is in breach of the house order. The waste will be disposed of at the resident’s expense.
§ 2 – Balconies and gardens associated with ground floor apartments
- Clothes, blankets, etc. must not be hung over the balcony or out of windows.
- Hanging plant boxes are allowed. For safety reasons, plant boxes should hang on the inside of the balcony. For the sake of other residents, there must not be any holes in the bottom of the plant boxes to prevent excess water from seeping down to the residents living underneath.
- Laundry may only be dried within the balcony railings.
- It is not allowed to shake / empty effects over the balcony or out of windows.
- Throwing waste from balconies such as cigarette butts are not allowed.
- Casting of bread for wild birds, laying down food for cats, etc. as well as feeding from balconies and windows are not allowed as this attracts rats and other pests.
- Plants in the private gardens on the ground floor must be kept at a height of a maximum of 180 cm so that they do not bother residents above. The hedge itself is pruned externally and to the allowed height once or twice a year by the caretaker. The owner / tenant must prune the inner hedge himself.
- Permission to replace the hedge around the private gardens on the ground floor with a fence can be obtained via an application to the owners association’s board. The following specifications are to be upheld:
- Only fences with neutral wood planking in pressure-impregnated wood, brown pressure-impregnated wood or white-painted pressure-impregnated wood is allowed.
- The planks must be constructed in uniform material and height.
- The planks must not exceed 180 cm in height.
- If a door is installed in the planks, the door must be of the same material and height as the planks.
- The individual owner / tenant must maintain the planks on both sides in accordance with good practice.
- When applying to the owners’ association’s board, permission can also be made to make an opening in the existing hedge and set up a door. The above instructions apply similarly when setting up a door.
- Please note that noises from inside the apartments may disturb other occupants when patio doors and windows are open. (See the section on “Peace”)
- Balconies are not storage rooms. Therefore, balconies and terraces must be kept free of mess.
§ 3 – Antennas
- There are connectors in all apartments for cable TV and internet. The TV package can be unsubscribed from the owner association’s administration.
- Satellite dishes must not be set at heights above the balcony railings. The antenna must not be visible from the garden or from the balconies of others on the same or lower level than your own apartment.
- If satellite dishes are set up in contravention of the above, dismantling and repair of masonry will be done at the expense of the occupant.
§ 4 – Drilling and hammering times
- As it is a concrete building, it is strictly forbidden for the other residents to drill or hammer outside the following periods:
Weekdays: 7am – 7pm
Saturday, Sundays and Holidays: 7 p.m. 10am – 4pm
§ 5 – Fire protection
- For reasons of fire safety, it is not allowed to store items in the corridors and staircases or under the stairs on the ground floor (behind the elevator).
- Redistributed advertisements are a potential fire hazard and should therefore not be thrown along the corridors, into garbage chute, nor placed on top of the mailboxes. If you do not wish to receive advertisements, you must unsubscribe.
§ 6 – Bicycles
- Bicycles must be parked in the bicycle rooms in the basement or in the racks made for that purpose.
- Do NOT place bikes on walls, fences, hedges or anywhere outside the racks. Bicycles must also not be stored in the common indoor areas. Bikes positioned this way will be removed by the caretaker and placed in a basement storage room.
- Be considerate of others’ bikes when setting / removing your own.
- It is recommended no to use the bicycle racks storing old, unusable bicycles, toy bikes or the like.
§ 7 – Operating disruptions
- Any irregularities regarding electricity, water and heat supply must always be communicated to the Board as well as our caretaker.
- In case of acute problems with the property’s pipes, e.g. in case of the bursting of the property’s pipe, where immediate intervention is needed, the caretaker is to be contacted immediately. The Board is subsequently briefed.
§ 8 – Facades
- No changes to the property’s facade may be made by the individual owner or occupant without the written approval of the Board. However, it is permissible to paint the balconies inside white or light gray shades. Painting of balconies in other colours are not allowed.
- Stickers, posters, drawings or paintings are not allowed on the masonry and woodwork of the property.
- Changes to the facade of the property made by the owner or occupant without the consent of the board will be reversed at the owner’s expense.
§ 9 – Parties
- It is of course okay to hold parties and social gatherings, and there must be room for such in the apartments without compromising the good neighborhood. This is exactly why it is always a good idea to inform the neighbours in advance about planned parties via the notice board at the entrance.
- Noise should be limited after 10pm Sundays-Thursdays and after 1am Fridays-Saturdays.
§ 10 – Fireworks
- Firing of fireworks from balconies, terraces or in the garden is NOT allowed due to fire hazards and the safety of the other occupants.
- Sensible use of fireworks in the property’s parking area is allowed on NEW YEAR’S EVE. The use of fireworks is not allowed at other times.
§ 11 – Common areas
- Everyone is encouraged to help keep the common areas neat and tidy.
- Ball games may only take place on the field. The basketball court is only for the residents of the property and for visitors of residents when the above rules are complied with (in reasonable numbers and in accordance with the occupant).
- When smoking in the outdoor common areas, cigarette butts must be taken with you.
- To avoid rats, do not feed birds, cats or other animals in the outdoor areas.
- Damage to play equipment or other common equipment entails liability for damages. It is not allowed to cut or break branches of bushes or trees.
- Residents are not allowed to request craftsmen / handymen for the common areas of the property. The resident is therefore liable, in principle, if craftsmen / handymen are requested without the prior permission of the board or the property manager. This also applies to the elevator, if it is not a critical situation like being stuck. See also section 23 of the house order regarding damage to the property.
§ 12 – Grill
- Use of open fire, e.g. bonfires, on the grounds of the property, including courtyards and balconies, are not allowed due to fire hazards.
- However, barbecues are allowed, taking into consideration the other occupants of the property. It is difficult to completely avoid nuisance, which is why other residents are encouraged to be tolerant. Do not use ignition fluid or other flammable liquids for ignition.
§ 13 – Pets
- Dogs and cats require a permit issued by the board of the owner’s association. Pets must not be a nuisance to the other residents. Dogs with the designation “muscle dogs” are not permitted.
- Dogs and cats must always be kept on a leash. Disposal of waste is naturally the responsibility of the individual.
- All types of pets must not be let out on the premises.
§ 14 – Basement storage room
- Private basement storage rooms are to be used for storing personal belongings and must always be kept locked.
- Do not store flammable material in the private basement storage rooms, such as ignition fluids or similar chemicals.
- Users may not make changes to the interior and installations of the private basement storage rooms.
- Do not place personal belongings or garbage anywhere in common basement areas and hallways below the property. The board reserves the right to have it removed at the owner’s expense.
§ 15 – Play
- Children are welcome to use the playgrounds in the garden.
- Residents are free to use benches, tables and grass areas in the garden. Waste and other garbage must not be left behind.
- Playground toys must be placed on the playground after use. This is the responsibility of the parents.
- Playing and loitering are not allowed on stairsways, in elevators, the laundry room, the garbage room and in the basement.
§ 16 – Remodeling and alterations to the apartments
- Regulated in the by-laws – see in particular section 19
§ 17 – Corridors and stairways
- Do not keep shoes or boots in the corridors and stairways as it will mess up the area and make cleaning difficult.
- Entrances are escape routes in case of fire and must therefore be kept free of obstacles. (See “Fire protection” for more details).
- Great care must be taken when transporting furniture, appliances, and other items that may cause damage to entrances, stairwells and elevators. In the event of destruction in the corridors, the damage will be repaired on behalf of the occupant and he will be liable of all costs.
§ 18 – Parking
- Parking may only be done in the designated areas if you have a valid parking permit from Q-Park. One can be purchased as a resident with a resident address at Sigynsgade 36-66, together with the providence of a copy of the car’s registration certificate / lease agreement.
- One parking permit can be purchased per apartment.
- The vehicle must not weigh more than 2500 kg.
- You must inform the board if you move so that your parking permit can be purchased and used by neighbours on the wait list.
- More information on renting a parking space can be found on the owners’ association’s website or by contacting the board of directors.
- A parking permit applies only to the property and not other places managed by Q-Park.
§ 19 – Cleaning
- Property services are responsible for maintaining the outside areas and regular stair cleaning.
- Residents who creates mess along the stairs and corridors, e.g. in connection with renovation or relocation must provide the necessary cleaning immediately after. For long-term renovations, cleaning must be done on an ongoing basis. Stairs and entrances must be covered up if necessary.
§ 20 – Peace
- Travelling and playing in the common areas to the detriment of other residents or to the detriment of buildings and plantings are not allowed.
- Loud voices and behavior on the property’s common areas must cease at 10 p.m.
- The ball court must not be used after 10 pm.
- Pay particular attention to noise when using balconies, private gardens, and at gatherings in the garden.
- Considerations must be taken when watching television or playing music.
- See also the section on “Parties”.
§ 21 – Smoking
- Smoking is NOT allowed in the property’s indoor common areas – be it in the hallways, elevators, banquet hall or basement.
§ 22 – Securing the property
- To prevent theft and damage, all residents are urged to ensure that all doors to entrances and basements are always kept locked.
- Never disengage the locks at any of the doors. Don’t put any obstacles that prevent the doors from closing either. Ensure that the entrance doors slam shut after you as you come and go.
- If necessary, react and contact the board if you become aware of matters that are not as they should be.
§ 23 – Damage to the property
- In the event of damage to the property, the Board will, by notice, inform where the occupant should refer to.
- A resident may not, without the approval of the Board, request craftsmen / handymen at the expense of the association. If this happens, the Board may refuse to pay the bill unless there are emergency situations where it is not possible to get hold of the Board.
- Reference is also made to the association’s by-laws on maintenance and alterations to the apartments.
§ 24 – Rentals
- Rental of apartments must always be approved by the owners association. Reference is made to section 19 of the association’s by-laws.
- If you are renting out the apartment, the property management company must be notified of who is occupying the apartment and the address and contact details of you (the owner) by the day of occupancy. If you do not apply, you will be charged an administration fee.
- The owner of the apartment is responsible for informing the tenant of the house order in force at any time for the Owner’s Association.