In Russia, they can develop a methodology for the formation of the cost of work and services of management companies (MC) for the maintenance and current repair of apartment buildings. The recommendation for this to the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Economics is contained in the draft decision following the meeting of the Council for Construction and Housing and Utilities under the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. To do this, it will be necessary to amend the regulations. Izvestia got acquainted with a copy of the document.
Also among the recommendations: a ban on entrepreneurial activities in the management of houses to the heads of bankrupt management companies, the provision of soft loans to housing organizations for the purchase of innovative equipment and special municipal equipment, the opening of specialized areas of training for management personnel in educational institutions, and other measures. Izvestia sent inquiries to the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Economy.
“The issue of developing a methodology for setting prices for the maintenance of houses is relevant. Up to 80% of state housing inspectorates (GZhI) in Russia are in favor of such a measure. Prices should be set based on the real cost of building materials, equipment, labor, and so on, ”Svetlana Razvorotneva, deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on construction and housing and communal services, told Izvestia.
In practice, management companies often submit to the general meeting those prices that are used by municipalities, said Pavel Sklyanchuk, an expert on the thematic platform of the ONF “Housing and Urban Environment”. Local authorities set rates for CMs that work with houses left without management. As a rule, these are dilapidated objects, he explained.
“Losing rates are set for dilapidated houses, based on social considerations. If it is planned to bring tariffs to economically justified ones, then they can become 10-20% higher, and these costs cannot be shifted onto the shoulders of citizens,” Pavel Sklyanchuk believes.
At the same time, the measure will make it possible to deal with inflated prices for such services – dissatisfied owners will simply change the management company, the expert added.
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