The Housing Code currently provides for the possibility of transferring a residential building or residential premises to non-residential ones. However, the procedure for the transfer of non-residential premises to residential premises, as well as the conditions under which the transfer of such objects can be carried out, has not yet been legally determined.
The government came up with a legislative initiative that amends the Housing Code. It is proposed to prescribe in the basic law that the transfer of both residential buildings or residential premises to non-residential and non-residential premises to residential ones is carried out at the request of the owner or the organization in whose economic jurisdiction the given premises are located. Such a transfer can be made at the request of the authorities exercising control over the maintenance and use of the housing stock.
It is proposed in addition to supplement the Housing Code with norms establishing that the transfer of non-residential premises to residential premises is allowed only if such premises meet the established sanitary and technical requirements for residential premises. The conditions and procedure for the transfer of non-residential premises to residential ones will be determined by the executive body of state power, which is in charge of the regulation of housing relations.
The Agro-Industrial Complex Committee supported this legislative initiative and will recommend the Supreme Council to adopt it in the first reading.