What are the consequences of non-payment of debt on contributions for major repairs?

Some residential property owners mistakenly believe that it is not necessary to pay fees for major repairs. Often neighbors, relatives, friends who have heard something somewhere are misled. The Capital Repair Fund of the Rostov Region explained the consequences of failure to pay the debt on contributions for major repairs:

— In accordance with the Housing Code of the Russian Federation, contributions for major repairs are mandatory monthly payments for owners of premises in apartment buildings. The Capital Repair Fund carries out claims work with non-payers of contributions. Judicial practice of forced debt collection has been formed in the region. Decisions on debt collection, accrued penalties and reimbursement of legal costs of the regional operator are made by magistrates’ courts.

According to federal law, a simplified debt collection procedure has been in effect since June 1, 2016. Based on the claims of the regional operator, the magistrates’ courts, without summoning the parties, make decisions on the forced collection of debts on contributions for major repairs. In this case, the debtor is obliged to pay not only the amount of the debt, but also the accrued penalty, as well as reimburse the legal costs of the regional operator.

In addition, if the debt is not repaid within the prescribed period on a voluntary basis, then enforcement proceedings are initiated, within the framework of which an enforcement fee is also collected from the debtor. And this is the least, since in case of non-fulfillment, collection can be applied to the debtor’s property, and he himself is limited in leaving Russia.

Thus, when forced to collect debt on contributions for major repairs, debtors overpay from 10% to 15% of the debt amount. In this regard, it is more advisable to pay the debt either immediately or in parts, without waiting for a court decision on forced collection.

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