Experts have named ways to reduce rent KXan 36 Daily News
The Ministry of Economic Development announced that there will be an indexation of rates for public services from December 1. Earlier, it was extended once every year from July 1. At the same time, the next rate change will take place from July 2024 and not from July 2023 as expected.
“In recent years, the increase in fees for housing and communal services does not exceed the level of inflation, but makes it possible to continue the life support system,” said Pavel Sklyanchuk, an expert of the ONF thematic platform “Housing and Urban”. environment.” At the same time, the cost of resources needed for housing repair and maintenance “, reacts more sharply and more often to changing conditions, shows a regular increase. It is important to note that residents still have the opportunity, if necessary, to apply for benefits and subsidies. Today, housing And the total payment of citizens for communal services cannot exceed 22%, all of the above the state is ready to compensate.
Homeowners can question the governing body about taking steps to lower the cost of common household necessities, Sklyanchuk says. At the same time, freezing utility rates would cost the budget more and ultimately fall on the shoulders of taxpayers, because the effects of accidents on utility infrastructure are more difficult to overcome than preventive repairs and planned modernization, he says.
This year, the rate increase, even after the next index, will remain below inflation, which will allow the state to balance the interests of residents and utility providers, says Tatyana Vepretskaya, director of the Association of National Housing Congresses.
Vepretskaya says there are many positive examples where owners of apartment building premises can significantly reduce payments by implementing energy saving and energy efficiency measures.
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