Will they not collect the debt for housing and communal services through the court?

Долг за ЖКУ через суд не взыщут?

A draft law has been submitted to the State Duma – a tricky and murky one. “On Amendments to Article 7 of the Federal Law “On Countering the Legalization (Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime and the Financing of Terrorism.”

The media associate it with changes in the payment system for housing and communal services. That is, the fight against criminal acts, up to terrorism, and the aforementioned “communal apartment” suddenly turned out to be in one bottle. What would that mean?

The essence of the project is simple to the point of outrage. Unexpectedly, it turned out that until now, when our citizens paid for housing and communal services, they were identified in some way. If the payment amount exceeded 15,000 rubles.

And now the authorities are trying to make people feel better by allowing them to pay up to 60 thousand rubles for a “communal apartment” without identification.

The problem of money laundering around the world is being dealt with by an institution called the FATF, an intergovernmental organization that develops global standards in the field of countering money laundering and terrorist financing. In our country, these functions are performed by Rosfinmonitoring, simply called financial intelligence.

The main interest of this organization is the payment of utilities, which are provided to the owners of mansions and estates and can amount to hundreds of thousands of rubles. This is one of the laundry options for dirty money.

But, unaware of this, our deputies, by adopting this law, will provide a great service to citizens who have debts for housing and communal services. As you know, the debt of Russians for housing and communal services in the first quarter of 2023 reached almost 900 billion rubles. And since March 2023, housing and communal services operators have lost access to the Unified State

the real estate Register (EGRN) with data on the owners of the property. But without this data, utilities simply cannot collect debts through the court. And today, the housing and communal services lobby is doing everything possible to make this very identification universal and mandatory. But it doesn’t work out…

Experts of the public utilities market believe that housing and communal services operators are unlikely to be able to access the Unified State Register. This increases the risk not only of unauthorized use of personal data of citizens, but also of real estate fraud.

The conclusion is very simple: if you pay less than 60 thousand rubles a month for a “communal apartment”, then the management company, it seems, will not be able to sue you. She will have to use other methods to get you to repay the debt.

Lavrenty Pavlov.

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