You can draft a power of attorney to authorise someone else to act on your behalf.
Which situations require a power of attorney?
You can draft a power of attorney to authorise someone else to act on your behalf. You can use a power of attorney when you are unable to manage matters related to your rental agreement yourself for any reason.
You can choose to issue a general power of attorney (yleisvaltuutus), meaning that the other person may manage all of your tenancy-related affairs.
You can also draft a specific power of attorney to have someone manage a specific matter. A specific power of attorney is useful in situations where you need to authorise someone to terminate your lease, parking space or sauna turn; return or collect keys to the apartment; order a building manager’s statement or apply for a permit to carry out DIY repairs on your behalf, for example. You can also authorise someone to request information on your rental agreement or payments.
You can also use a power of attorney to grant someone the right to transfer your lease to a family member living in the same apartment. When a tenant dies, a power of attorney is used by the parties to the estate to authorise someone to represent the estate.
If the power of attorney form does not contain the option you are looking for, you can authorise someone by drafting your own power of attorney in the open section of the form.
How does a power of attorney work?
Submit a notification of the power of attorney using the power of attorney form below. Complete the form and submit it to the Heka regional office or give the power of attorney to the person you have authorised. The authorised person may also submit the power of attorney by e-mail.
Power of attorney concerning the tenancy (pdf in Finnish)