Did the war change the rules? Do I need to pay for the adjacent territory now?

We tell how the law regulates the issue of paying for the local area during the war

The war has taken its toll / Photo: Getty Images, Collage: Today

On February 24, a martial law regime was introduced in Ukraine, during which the Cabinet of Ministers banned the accrual and collection of fines or penalties, inflation charges, annual interest in case of late or incomplete payment for housing and communal services by the population.

This is stated in the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated March 05, 2022 No. 206 “Some issues of payment for housing and communal services during martial law.”

Provision of utility services in case of non-payment or payment in full will not be terminated.

Recall that according to Article 5 of the Law of Ukraine “On Housing and Communal Services”, the list of housing and communal services includes:

  1. housing services (maintenance of the common property of an apartment building, in particular, this includes cleaning of indoor premises and adjoining territory);
  2. utilities (supply and distribution of natural gas, supply and distribution of electrical energy, supply of thermal energy, supply of hot water, centralized water supply, centralized drainage, domestic waste management).

In simple terms, no one exempts you from paying for the maintenance of the local area, however, if you do not have the funds to pay for the services, you can do it later without paying the late fees, respectively.

What will be the gas prices

The Ukrainian government, after maintaining the current electricity tariffs for the population, intends to make a decision that allows suppliers not raise gas prices. This was stated by the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy Danilo Getmantsev. on the air of the channel “Ukraine 24”.

“We have a clear understanding of the future and the government’s decision to not increase electricity prices, not to increase gas prices, to fix these prices, and we will adhere to this,” Getmantsev said.

According to Getmantsev, these decisions are aimed at prevent the growth of debt public utilities.

Recall that despite the war, the indicators of electricity meters are necessary in order to correctly calculate the amount of energy consumed and the amount to be paid.

Earlier we wrote that the procedure for calculating subsidies has changed in Ukraine.

Source: Segodnya

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