A house building cooperative must consist of a board with a chair and at least two board members. In addition, at least one deputy board member is to be elected. It is the general meeting that elects the board, but it may be stated in the articles of association that the electoral rights is to be transferred to others. More than half of the board members must nevertheless be elected by the general meeting, unless the electoral right has been transferred to a statutory body. The electoral rights cannot be transferred to the board or to a board member.
The board elects its chair if the general meeting has not done so. The general manager cannot be the chair of the board, but may be elected as a member of the board.
When you register a board, you have to attach
- minutes of the general meeting showing the election
New board members must sign the form Coordinated register notification, or attach declaration of assignments.
Gender representation in the board
If the house building cooperative has more than 1,000 unit owners at the time of the election, both sexes shall be represented when the board has two or three members. Both sexes should be represented by at least
- two when the board has four or five members
- three when the board has six to eight members
- four when the board has nine members
- 40 per cent when the board has more than nine members
The rules apply correspondingly to the election of deputy board members. Board members and deputy board members shall be considered separately.
When electing two or several employee’s representatives, both sexes should be represented. The same applies to their deputy board members. Board members and deputy board members shall be considered separately
Please note that if one of the sexes accounts for less than 20 per cent of the total number of employees in the house building cooperative at the time of the election, the rules on gender representation do not apply among the board members and deputy board members. You must then confirm that the share is below 20 per cent.