ArmInfo.In Armenia, each condominium will need to have its own bank account, and each resident of a multi-apartment building will have its own account. The RA National Assembly at the meeting on December 10 in the first reading introduced amendments to the law "On the management of apartment buildings" and the law "On Condominiums" submitted by the lawmaker of the National Assembly Vagharshak Hakobyan.
According to Hakobyan, today the situation in the management of apartment buildings is simply ugly and shameful. Often, the head of the condominium, who when taking office had nothing , acquires an expensive car in a year. It is quite obvious, the MP believes, from where he got the funds. Often these funds are generated from cash payment, as a result of which the residents of these buildings do not receive the corresponding services. As a result, there is a situation in which an inefficient management system is being formed, on the one hand, and citizen dissatisfaction appears, on the other. As a result, citizens refuse to pay for the services provided. Now it is proposed to introduce a provision according to which each condominium will have its own bank account in the bank, and its residents will have its own. Residents' payments will automatically be transferred to the condominium account in non-cash. Thus, according to the lawmaker it will be possible to control the real payments and the effectiveness of their use. The MP emphasized that the proposals are only the first step towards reforming the management system of apartment buildings. In turn, Vahagn Vermishyan, Chairman of the RA Urban Planning Committee, noted that currently, 45% of the republic's housing stock consists of multi-apartment buildings. In this regard, there is a need for their certification. As of today, only 15% of these buildings are certified. The head of the committee recalled that after the Spitak earthquake, the government of Soviet Armenia allocated large funds to resolve this issue, but their results disappeared for unknown reasons. Now everything has to start from scratch. Vahagn Vermishyan announced the development of a new draft law, on which a specially created commission is working.
The experience of 6 countries was studied, of which the authors of the document under development drew on the Estonian experience, recognized as one of the best in the EU. The experience of Estonia, the head of the committee continued, is important and useful to Armenia, since we are talking about the same scale. The presented document, according to Vahagn Vermishyan, the government appreciates positively, considering it the first step in this field. He noted that often 100 buildings are combined into condominiums, some of which pay money, while the other does not, resulting in an imbalance. The presented document is intended to solve this problem, since it will be possible to control the funds received and their intended use.