In an ​​Uzhgorod neighborhood, there will be a Condominium Association

23 August 2013 15:37  11344255 044985
In an ​​Uzhgorod neighborhood, there will be a Condominium Association

Residents of a five-storey building on Lermontov street formed the condominium association back in April 2008, deciding that they would manage the house themselves. The house is big - 65 flats, but that does not stop them from keeping it in order for 5 years.

The chairman of the condominium Vasyl Romanets says that to ensure effective management, in each appartment block (there are six of them in the house) they appointed a senior - a person who is responsible for the cleanliness and order.

Over 5 years, they have achieved a lot together. For example, they replaced the old pipes of water supply systems with new, plastic ones, installed a new power cable, cleaned and disinfected the attic, provided illumination of the basement. In addition, they have tested and partially repaired ducts, fixed up porches and the stairs in them - the newspaper "Uzhgorod" reported. 

Despite the constant increase in prices, in this building, the rent has not risen since 2008 - it still is 1 hryvnia per square meter of living space.

To maintain cleanliness in the local area, residents of the house regularly organize general cleaning. This happens at least once a quarter.

"Of course, managing a five-storey building is not an easy thing. Problems are unavoidable. But it is important that people understand that we must roll up our sleeves and work, because its for us, for our own comfort."   - Vasyl Romanets said.

The residents of the house on Lermontov street have an ambitious goal. In the future they plan to create a condominium association in the neighbourhood, together with several houses nearby, and then - to refuse from Housing Office's services at all.

Source - newspaper "Uzhgorod"

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