The donee does not have the right to act

The donee does not have the right to act and represent the donor in matters that are not stipulated in the power of attorney.

Special provisions apply to immovable property. Immovable property include for example buildings on one’s own property and forest holdings. Immovable property does not include housing shares and leased buildings.

As donee, you cannot

  • sell
  • pledge, or
  • pawn
  • immovable property,

unless otherwise stipulated in the power of attorney.

If there is not such stipulation, the donor can be appointed a guardian to manage these matters.

Please note that as donee, you do not have the right to donate the donor’s property unless otherwise stipulated in the power of attorney. It is also not possible to appoint a guardian for the purpose of giving a gift.

This is what to do

Fill in the application for appointing a guardian to the duties of a donee on the Digital and Population Data Services Agency’s website and submit it to the Agency.  

Application (in Finnish)

Attach the consent of the private person to the role of guardian to the application. If you are proposing a public guardian for the task of guardian, the consent of a private person to the task of guardian need not be attached.

Consent form (in Finnish)

Price

A fee is charged for the service.

The appointment of a guardian costs EUR 113/decision. The fee will not be charged if the net annual income of the donor, including their social benefits provided in cash, is less than EUR 8,147.

Guardianship Services contact information

Email

When sending an email, please use the Digital and Population Data Services Agency’s secure email to ensure that your information is sent securely. Select [email protected] as the recipient in the secure mail

Send the email as a secure email

Postal address

Digital and Population Data Services Agency / Guardianship, PO Box 1001, FI-02151 Espoo

With the exception of property inventories, annual statements and final statements, you can send all post to the Guardianship Service to the address listed above. The three separately specified reports must be mailed to the postal address of the service location responsible for their monitoring.

Telephone number

The telephone service is open 9.00-15.00 on weekdays

Service number +358 295 536 256

Service locations

Addresses of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency’s service location