Housing and construction
The type of housing people choose depends on their life situation. Part-ownership and right-of-occupancy housing are alternatives to owning property and renting. Those on low incomes can receive a housing allowance, regardless of the type of their homes.
Creating a safe and healthy living environment is first and foremost the responsibility of the local authority. A building permit from the municipality is required in order to start building. A permit may also be required for renovation if major alterations are to be carried out.
All of Finland
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Information and services related to housing and construction.
Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland ARA, Ministry of the Environment
- Report on construction - Households e-service
Households must file reports to the Tax Administration for all the building and construction work for which a permit is needed if the final inspection is on 1 July 2014 or later. Reports must be filed before conducting the final inspection. Log in to ...
- Report on employee details e-service
Project supervisors must file reports on the details of their own employees and of other contractors' employees who work at the site. Information on self-employed workers and leased employees must also be reported. Log in to fill out the electronic for...
- Report on contract details e-service
As of 1 July 2014, customers who buy construction services must file site-specific reports to the Tax Administration in order to give details on their contracts and contractors. All customers who buy construction services are required to file. The requ...