Draft law to regulate rules of living in multi-apartment buildings is developed by deputies
Currently, over 4,000 private housing associations operate in Uzbekistan, serving more than 32,400 apartment buildings.
Scales of construction and reconstruction of housing are expanding, primarily on the basis of mortgage lending, which contributed to bringing the level of housing provision per capita to an average of 15.2 square meters against 12.4 square meters in 1991, with significant demographic growth over this period.
Today this sphere is actively developing. There are all new tasks and issues, which require their immediate solution. This, in turn, requires the improvement of existing legislation in this area.
In order to radically review the activities of private homeowners ‘associations, new version of the law «On Homeowners’ associations» is drafted.
The existing problems in the management, use, maintenance of residential and non-residential premises, common property in apartment buildings were discussed during a working meeting organized by the Committee on Industry, Construction and Trade in cooperation with the UzLiDeP faction of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
At the event, the deputies noted that for the cardinal improvement of housing and communal services, management, use and maintenance of residential and non-residential premises, common property in apartment buildings, it is necessary to consistently improve the regulatory framework on the basis of studying the real situation on the ground, analyzing the current issues, as well as taking into account the opinion of the residents themselves on this issue.
According to the deputies in the housing and communal sector there are significant shortcomings, omissions and unused reserves. In particular, such topical issues as violations of the rules of residence and sanitation, the maintenance of common property, changes in the architecture of the external facades of apartment buildings, illegal annexes around them, unauthorized fences in the courtyards of the fire safety and emergency medical services that prevent travel to the cars are very relevant.
Based on the results of the study by the deputies of the real situation on the ground and the dialogue with the population, members of the Committee on Industry, Construction and Trade prepared a draft law "On the procedure for using, keeping residential and non-residential premises, common property in apartment buildings", the norms of which were discussed during the discussion between members of the Committee, deputies of the UzLiDeP faction, experts, experts in this field.
The draft law specifies the rights and obligations of owners of apartment buildings. Also, the project reflects the standards for the technical and sanitary maintenance of houses, the organization of current and capital repairs of common property, ensuring the safety of structures and engineering systems, compliance with established sanitary and epidemiological and technical requirements, fire safety rules, improvement of the adjacent territory,
Also, the order of carrying out repair work, reorganization and redevelopment inside the apartment is prescribed in accordance with town-planning norms and rules, without prejudice to the rights of neighbors.
In the draft law, a separate article outlines the basic requirements for managing common property in apartment buildings by individuals, management companies and private owners’ associations.
During the discussions on the part of the participants, suggestions and recommendations were made to improve the norms provided for by the draft law, taking into account which the Committee took the appropriate decision.