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New law: what changes await residents of gasified houses and apartments

CrimeaPRESS reports:

Parliament approved a number of regular amendments to the Housing Code of the Russian Federation — this time they concern gas equipment known to all residents of gasified houses and apartments for maintenance (TO) of gas equipment. What changes will the new law of March 18, 2023 No. 71-FZ bring (it will enter into force on September 1, 2023) — in the material of the portal Legal subtleties.

  • Firstly, compliance with the requirements for maintenance of in-house and in-house gas equipment, as well as the requirements for the maintenance of general house ventilation and smoke ducts, will now be controlled by the housing inspectorate (Article 20 of the Housing Code of the Russian Federation).

Previously, the law did not directly indicate this, but now residents of apartment buildings have a direct basis for a complaint to the housing inspectorate against their managing organization if it is negligent in the maintenance of common house gas equipment, as well as ventilation and smoke ducts.

The complaint template to the housing inspectorate, as well as samples of many other documents, is available to subscribers of my channel on the Boosty platform.

  • Secondly, the law imposes an additional obligation on managing organizations, HOAs and housing cooperatives — to conclude an agreement with a specialized organization for the maintenance and repair of in-house gas equipment in an apartment building (if such equipment is installed — articles 113, 135, 162 of the LC RF).

They must now make the appropriate amendments to the house management agreement, as well as to their charters.

Previously, HOAs and housing cooperatives were not at all obliged to deal with this issue.

  • Third, a separate article (157 (3)) is introduced in the Housing Code of the Russian Federation, devoted to the conditions for the provision of gas supply services to residential premises.

In particular, it is indicated that gas supply is carried out only if there are valid contracts for maintenance of intra-house and intra-apartment gas supply.

Moreover, an agreement for the maintenance of in-house gas equipment is concluded with each owner or tenant of a residential building under a social lease agreement (now the law directly says that residents, and not the state represented by the municipal administration, should pay for maintenance in non-privatized apartments).

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By decision of the general meeting, the owners may authorize the management organization to conclude an agreement on their behalf.

And in addition, a new rule is introduced: now all contracts for the maintenance of gas equipment (both general house and intra-apartment) in an apartment building must be concluded with one specialized organization (a situation is not allowed when the general house gas equipment is serviced by one company, and individual apartments in it — another).

In this regard, the owners and tenants of apartments will have to renegotiate maintenance contracts for in-house gas equipment before January 1 of the next year (if they do not expire earlier).

As for services for the installation, replacement and repair of gas equipment in an apartment, the owner is still not prohibited from ordering them from any specialized organization (these restrictions do not apply to these cases).

  • Fourth, the amount of payment for maintenance of in-house and in-house gas equipment will now be calculated in accordance with the methodology that must be approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.

It is assumed that this should limit the growth in the cost of maintenance, since at the moment this activity is not among the regulated, and pricing in the field of maintenance of gas equipment is subject to state control only within the framework of antimonopoly legislation.

But at the same time, a reservation was made in the law: prices will be regulated only for the minimum list of maintenance services (which will be determined by the Government of the Russian Federation). Everything else not covered by this list will be paid at the rates set by the service provider at its discretion.

source: Legal subtleties

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