Additional State aid for renovation of apartment blocks2011-01-27
Today the Government has approved a new version of the Rules on the granting of State aid to renovation (modernisation) of apartment blocks, and has established additional support for owners of apartments and other premises seeking to renovate their old apartment blocks. From now on, compensations will cover not only the 15% of investments in measures for increasing energy performance of buildings but also the costs of the preparation of the renovation project itself, the engineering supervision of construction works and the management of project implementation.
To encourage a more active involvement of residents in renovation of old apartment blocks, plans have been introduced to compensate, by 31 December 2013, all costs of owners of apartments and other premises related to the preparation of the renovation project of a building and to the engineering supervision of construction, as well as actual costs for the management of project implementation. From January 2014, compensations will cover 50% of such costs, as has been the case to date. It should be noted that from no own State aid for renovation of apartment blocks will granted to owners of both apartments and other premises in these buildings.
Also, State aid will now be available to those owners of apartments and other premises who wish to implement the necessary renovation measures on a smaller scale, reach energy performance of a lower class (D) in the building or implement the modernisation project itself in stages rather than at once.
Taking account of the recommendations of the National Audit Office on more effective control of the implementation of apartment block renovation projects, the Housing and Urban Development Agency has been directed to oversee the engineering supervision of construction works in progress. The Agency will have to notify the State Land Use Planning and Construction Inspectorate under the Ministry of Environment of any breaches detected.
Ministry of Environment, tel.: 266 3660
26 January 2011