Specialist Minko: in order to avoid overpayments, you need to check the tariffs for housing and communal services in the region avoid overpayments for utilities. According to him, if the payment in the receipt has grown sharply or there is a desire to understand the fairness of payment, then you need to check the tariffs for housing and communal services according to the current regional grid, reports the Prime agency.
The specialist recalled that most payment points are formed on the basis of from the tariff scale, therefore the figures should be checked with the official data. If they are too high, this is a reason to contact the Criminal Code and ask for clarification.
“There can be only one legal explanation: the meeting of tenants' owners, for some reason, decided to increase the rates charged. If there is no such information, then you can safely demand a recalculation from the Criminal Code and complain to the regional housing inspectorate, “Minko stressed.
He also noted that most payments for utilities are calculated relative to the area of the apartment and its ratio to the total area of the house, the number of people registered and living in it. The expert recommended checking what devices are installed in the house in order to pay for services according to their indications, and not according to standards.
Minko added that a residential building may have additional income, for example, advertising or cell towers. This should also be reflected in the calculation of the cost of services, the management company has full information. If this is not the case, recalculation should be requested.
Earlier, experts from the Metrium real estate agency revealed ways to save on utility bills. First of all, it is necessary to give up unnecessary services, such as fees for a radio link. It is also recommended to issue a recalculation. This can be done provided that the resident was absent from the apartment for more than five days and did not use the services.