BGFMA’s Proposals for Changes to the Law on the Condominium Ownership Management Are to Be Incorporated in the New Regulations Prepared by MRDPW
The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MRDPW) will develop new rules for condominium management, focusing on improving the maintenance of buildings and introducing control mechanisms for companies providing professional condominium management services. One of the key reasons for MRDPW's decision is the proposal of the Bulgarian Facility Management Association (BGFMA) for amendments to the Law on the condominium ownership management. The proposal letter is dated January 11th 2019, and registered as received.
One of the priorities identified by BGFMA is precisely the improvement of legal regulations in the buildings and facilities management sector. The MRDPW's decision to work towards amendments and annexes to provisions in the Law on the condominium ownership management is a vivid and positive example of the constructive dialogue between the Association and the Ministry, explained Bissera Peycheva, Regional Manager for Sofia, PLHome&Office, a brand of Planex Invest.
On March 12th 2019 Bissera Peycheva was re-elected as a member of the Management Board of BGFMA.
Priority areas for revision in the Law on the condominium ownership management identified by BGFMA are: refinement of the rights and obligations of owners, users and occupants of premises under condominium ownership regime; enhancing the role and functions of professional condominium management; enhancing the role of public authorities in implementation of the Law on the condominium ownership management.
The full text of the letter can be found here.
Proposals for changes to the Law on the condominium ownership management have been submitted by the National Real Estate Association and the Elevator Safety Foundation.
The MRDPW has announced that the changes will be aimed at refining the rights of the General meeting of the owners, as well as the obligations and duties of the owners, users and occupants of separate premises or parts of them; redefining the rules for determining the amounts due for the maintenance and management of the common areas of the condominium ownership, along with extending the rights and obligations of local authorities in monitoring the implementation of the Law on the condominium ownership management.
More information about MRDPW’s decision can be found here.