Moscow Mayor Sobyanin: "Citizens will be able to challenge the decision on renovation in court"
At a meeting with members of the Public Chamber of Moscow held the other day, Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin assured that the right to challenge the renovation in court would be secured to owners of apartments in the to-be demolished five-storey buildings at the legislative level.
According to Sobyanin, the owners of flats will be entitled to challenge not only the immediate decision on renovation in court, but also the amount of compensation that can be provided both in monetary terms and in the form of an equivalent housing unit.
The Moscow mayor stressed that if the owners of housing in the demolished five-storey buildings are not satisfied with the apartments proposed for resettlement, they can expect an equivalent apartment or monetary compensation, the amount of which will be equal to the average market value of the apartment in the five-storey house.
Sergey Sobyanin placed a particular emphasis on the fact that only those houses, the apartment owners of which voted for this decision, would be included in the renovation project. At the same time, he stressed that if the absolute majority of the house tenants votes against the proposal, the house will not be included in the renovation program. In addition, the owners of apartments have the right to exclude the house, which had been previously placed on the list, from the program of renovation. To do this, it is necessary to vote at the general meeting of the house tenants.