The expert assessed the risks of eviction from the apartment for debts on housing and communal services

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Debtors for housing and communal services can be evicted from the apartment by a court decision if payments were not made within six months without good reason. Nadezhda Ermolaeva, lawyer of the Musaev & Partners bureau, told the Prime agency about this.

She explained that we are talking about housing occupied under a social rental agreement. At the same time, according to the law, the authorities cannot leave the debtor without a roof over his head and will have to provide him with another living space.

“The Housing Code stipulates that for late payment of mandatory payments for an apartment in social rent, residents are liable under the law, up to termination of the contract,” said the expert.

She noted that eviction is a last resort. First of all, for each day of delay in payments, a fine will be imposed.

According to the lawyer, the law provides that certain categories of people cannot be evicted from the apartment in principle. These are veterans of the Great Patriotic War, disabled people, retirees, as well as families of military personnel who died or disappeared while performing their duties.

Ermolaeva added that it is almost impossible to evict the owner from the privatized apartment.

In May, Svetlana Razorotneva, executive director of NP Housing and Utilities Control, said that delays in payments for housing and utilities began to grow in Russia against the backdrop of the pandemic.

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