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The Finnish Real Estate Federation (FREF) is the central association of property owners and landlords in Finland.

About the Association

The Finnish Real Estate Federation (FREF) is the central association of property owners and landlords in Finland. The aim of FREF is to assist people to have pleasant and safe homes. FREF combines a wide range of real estate business in Finland: limited housing companies, rental housing companies, private landlords, other real estate owners.

FREF is an owner of several service providers to the real estate sector.

FREF has its own research projects and it participates in the management of others. All phases of the building´s life cycle are taken into account, the aim being to develop systems and practices for use by the members. Another important aspect is collecting and preparing background information for lobbying.

What the Association Does

FREF provides advice on legal, technical, fiscal and economic matters. The most important activities are legal counselling by phone and written statements about the problems of the members. Lectures are offered to the members on different matters in this field.

FREF is consulted directly over draft legislation affecting its members´ interests. FREF also takes initiatives to change legislation.

Members

FREF has 24 member associations, one of them nation-wide, the other 23 local. The nation-wide association represents 5,500 private landlords. The members of the local associations are mainly limited housing companies (over 90 %) and property companies . Nowadays there are over 23,500 member properties.

The Association Work

FREF is consulted directly over draft legislation affecting its members´ interests. FREF also takes initiatives to change legislation.