A new program for capital repairs is being created in Kaliningrad

18 september 2014

Adviser to the Directorate for Housing and Communal Services of the Analytical Center Konstantin Shishka, has conducted a roundtable in Kaliningrad titled “New mechanisms for financing capital repairs”.

During the event, experts have discussed the law of the Kaliningrad region “On the organization of capital repairs of the common property in apartment buildings, located on the territory of the Kaliningrad region”. In particular, experts have discussed the issues of creating a new program for capital repairs, implementation of a pilot project on attracting loans for capital repairs, as well as the organization of social control in the housing and communal services sector.

“Regional program - is the starting point, after which the owners will start making decisions. The deadline is December, 2014. You have 6 months to select the method, and starting with September you will pay for costs”, - said Konstantin Shishka, and added that it is important not to delay the decision-making process and in the New Year holidays to organize a meeting of owners to decide on the method to be used”.

The expert explained that residents of Kaliningrad were offered by two ways of building the fund for apartment buildings repair. The first one represents a special account opened in a bank in the name of the homeowners association, household cooperative or other special organization. The second method is through a regional operator account, opened in a bank in his name.

During the roundtable representatives of non-governmental organizations have been determined (including non-profit partnerships and self-regulatory organizations), which subsequently can be entrusted with the training of premises owners.