The Ministry of construction has proposed to introduce a new order of collecting of debts for utilities

the Volume of debt for housing and communal services now reaches almost 1.3 trillion rubles. Of these, debts of the population – 570 billion rubles, calculated for the “RG” in the Ministry of construction.

According to Rosstat in the fall of 2019, 282 billion owed to residents management companies, TSZH and ZHSK. 139 billion of their population is underpaid for the “maintenance of the dwelling”, 14 billion for cold and 25 billion for hot water, another 14 billion for sanitation. 53 billion rubles should be residents for heating, 11 billion for electricity and 0.7 billion for gas. Another 290 billion rubles owed for utilities citizens who have direct contracts with suppliers. Of these, 50 billion rubles of debts for water and sewer, $ 125 billion – the heatsupplying organizations. 55 billion owed to the population for electricity, 44 billion for gas and 14 billion for garbage collection. In General, as noted in the Ministry of construction, the size of the debt in recent years remains approximately at one level.

Photo: Sergei Kuksin In the suburbs for public complaints will create a separate resource

From 1 April effect of rules on which the statement of claim in court, you need to specify the so-called identifier of the Respondent. It can be his passport details, driver’s license number, taxpayer identification number, SNILS, etc. This would allow you to avoid foreclosure, for example, the namesake of the debtor. However, these innovations may hinder the recovery of debts for utility services. As noted by the state Duma Committee on housing policy, a housing is not established the principle of obligatory conclusion of contracts with tenants. The legislation does not provide procedures for mandatory getting residents management companies or suppliers of water, heat and gas of such information. Because of this, the introduction of rules about specifying identifiers, which originally was supposed to start the OSenyu last year, was suspended for six months.

the Ministry is currently working on solutions to this problem. The Department has sent proposals to the government to make changes to the legislation and to exempt an organization from the obligation to indicate the identity of the defendant, if such organization do not have. As have informed “RG” the press service of the Ministry of construction, is also discussed that management companies and resource supplying organizations will be able to get information about consumers through GIS utilities in the system will be organized, identification of citizens through a unique single personal account.

the population Debt for housing and utility services reaches 570 billion

According to Deputy Minister of construction and housing and communal services Maxim Yegorov, now the people are insufficiently motivated to timely pay for utility services. “But timely and full payment of housing and communal services – the duty of citizens and other recipients of these services, which is established by legislation. In fact, it is the same fee as the fee for other goods and services that are daily citizen consumes – for food, travel, petrol or going to the theater,” – said Egorov. Managers and providers need to intensify efforts for the recovery of debts for utility services. “Now there are more affordable and convenient methods of payment for utility services – from private offices to auto payments”, – said Yegorov.

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due to the ease of payment the Ministry is expected to improve payment discipline. Now time to pay for utilities 95-98 percent of the population.

the Ministry reminded that there are ways of peaceful settlement of the issues to repay debt. Management companies couldut to offer to restructure the debt through the Commission to resolve the situation. You can, for example, to conclude with the management company the agreement on repayment of debt in installments without interest. To malicious defaulters apply more stringent measures – debt recovery through the courts, seizure of property and the restriction of travel abroad. In extreme cases, you may be limited to the supply of utilities. The complex of measures to improve payment discipline will be provided and the strategy of development of housing and communal services of the Russian Federation until 2035, says Egorov.