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Last Saturday, the biannual event of communal cleaning at my BRF (Bostadsrättsförening) took place. If you don’t already own a flat in Sweden, you are probably not familiar with the fact, that in fact, you cannot own a flat a Sweden. Technically speaking, you own two things, the right to live in this flat, and a part of the building(s) belonging to your BRF, being proportionate to the size of your flat in comparison to the whole. With this comes not a communal spirit (not) but also the obligation to take care of communal areas. Of course, everyone pays a monthly fee which goes to repair work ..read more