Non-payment of utility bills can not be grounds for eviction from the apartment.
This during a press conference in "Explorer" the director of the Institute of Alexander Sergienko.
"For the non-payment can not be evicted," - he said. As the expert explained, the existing current Housing Code of Ukraine (1984) indicated these three grounds for expulsion: "a systematic destruction of housing, shelter use for other purposes and to create conditions unacceptable to the socialist co-living."
Sergienko added that the eviction is prohibited by the Constitution of Ukraine. The Basic Law states that "one can not detract from the existing human rights" - he recalled.
Nevertheless, the expert said that a debtor may apply such measures as the Description of property, seizure of immovable property, "but the essential items to take are not allowed."
Chairman of the Association of condominiums, "the first house" Michael Kaltageyser also said that from January 1 this year, the amendments to the Law on Courts and Judges.
This document provides a simplified procedure for collection of debts, including public utilities. "The lender filed a lawsuit in court, the court without calling the parties within 15 days, review the application and render a decision on recovery of debt" - he explained.
According to the Act, the debtor set aside 10 days to challenge the decision in court. Another legislative innovation - the statute of limitations debt is no longer ignored. Kaltageyser believes such a scheme to solve the problem worst arrears "normal and fair."