Articles of association and house rules
The articles of association are the cooperative housing association's 'constitution' with the rules on member responsibilities – from moving in until leaving the cooperative housing association. They also contain rules on the conclusion of agreements with creditors such as craftspeople, as well as rules governing these rights of creditors in relation to the housing cooperative.
Originally the articles of association were formulated and approved in connection with the founding of the cooperative housing association. They may have changed since, so you should make sure to get the most recent approved copy.
The articles of association contains rules for how to change or adapt the articles of association. There are, among other things, special – and stronger – requirements for participation and a majority vote when the general assembly takes decisions on the articles of association. That is also why you should seek always to participate in general assemblies.
Many housing associations have also formulated house rules in addition to the articles of association, laying out the general precepts for the cooperative housing association members and for any tenants. In most cases, house rules are adopted by a simple majority and can therefore be continuously adjusted.
If you have any questions regarding the articles of association or house rules, you can always get in touch with your contact person at DEAS.