In the state Duma introduced a bill to include in the cost of tariffs for housing and communal services payment obschedomovyh needs (ODN). By estimations of authors of the document, it will make the payment system more transparent housing, reduce social tensions in the country and will reduce the number of complaints from citizens. At the same time, the authors of innovations warned their initiative will increase the total amount in the utility bills on 1,5-2%. Experts believe that such measures in any case can not enter in crisis. It would only provoke massive rejection of payments.
Under ONE includes all activities that help to keep the building in good condition: repair porches, roofs, attics and basements of houses, lighting of stairwells. The authors of the innovations, the parliamentarians of North Ossetia, proposing to exclude from the Housing code the notion of “communal resources consumed in the use and maintenance of common property in an apartment house.” Simultaneously, the payment for these resources is proposed to include in the cost of tariffs for housing and communal services. As a result, as stated in the explanatory note to the document, the amount of each utility payment in an average increase of 1.5-2%.
it would Seem, a trifle. But the growth rate of several tens of rubles a month in the current economic situation could seriously hit the wallets of the Russians. Even if the tenants are good payers, they may simply not be enough money to pay the bill.
In conditions when the majority of people dropped income, and there is not enough money even for Essentials — it is important that each rouble. To raise questions about any increase in accounts for utilities not only untimely, but also harmful, convinced the Director of ANO “Organizing people’s control” Natalya Chernysheva. “It will not reduce social tension in the society, but, on the contrary, increase it, she says. — In addition, it is not clear how he calculated the approximate amount that will increase account. Perhaps the total increase amounts for utilities will be significantly more than expected to 1.5%”.
Another opinion the General Director of PJSC “City Innovative Technologies” Sergey Minko. He called the initiative “the right” and expressed the hope that it will be supported by all market participants. “Including residents — up is also advantageous because the debt alone, in the case of inclusion of ONE in the payment for utility services will no longer be passed on to others. Do not think that it will increase the burden on the residents, on the contrary, it will remove the extra load from honest taxpayers,” — says the interlocutor of “MK”.
Note that management companies are very different conditions on each house, and, accordingly, different conditions of calculation of obsidomowich needs, so the establishment of a common tariff would require a lot of effort. But is it worth it? “Transparency innovation will not add as tariffs, on the contrary, hide the specific costs of building,” emphasizes Chernyshev. According to experts, this initiative is not only late, but also inappropriate.
Industry experts explain: it is much better when the amount of house needs are calculated for each of the specific house, and they can be checked in the accounts of the management of a company it must provide the inhabitants of this house.
Such drastic measures in any case can not enter in crisis, where people have a lot of time to spend at home and, therefore, consume more electricity and water, produce waste, said the first Vice-President of “OPORA Russia” Paul Segal. “Such a decision may cause the growth of overdue debts in the region, which will entail even greater problems in the housing sector, debts to utilities providers,” he predicts.
Segal believes that the initiative is better to postpone for a long time: now the economy is experiencing pressure from quarantine and the consequences of coronavirus, the real income of people decreased, they need to buy food and medicine, to pay loans an extra financial burden detrimental to households.
If you try in difficult times to increase the account, even in small amounts, it will not cause nothing but negativity and possible waiver of fees to those who could pay. Any increase in attempts to “play” with numbers can lead to even more debt and an eventual collapse of the entire housing sector.