Housing cooperatives have no supervisory body

9 april 2014 | KP

A new tendency has been signaled in the public utilities sector: Russians are dissatisfied with management companies and take active measures to struggle against them.

Konstantin Shishka
Konstantin Shishka
Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

«Komsomolskaya pravda» made an attempt to figure out why the public housing and utilities model is functioning so badly and turned to experts for their opinions.

Advisor of the Directorate for Housing and Communal Services of the Analytical Center Konstantin Shishka believes that there are numerous examples of housing cooperatives set up solely for the purpose of controlling monetary flows. “When there is a management company, everything is clear: there are two parties – the company and the proprietors. The council of the apartment building has every right to refuse to accept the quality of services provided by the management company. The housing cooperative, on the other hand, is both its own customer and service provider. There is no supervisory body. As a result, we have a community with its own elite and its own second-rate people within an apartment building”.