The opening of an electric car charging point is encouraged. A public electronic register of professional drivers is created.
The house manager will report to the co-operators as a minister to the parliament. This is provided for by the amendments to the Condominium Management Act, adopted by the deputies in fulfillment of the requirements for the second tranche of the money under the Recovery and Sustainability Plan. The texts encourage investments in energy efficiency of multi-family residential buildings.
Every month the house manager – chosen by the block or a professional company – will have to
to post prominently in the log report
for the income and expenses, as well as for the activities he performed. For convenience, it can also release the data via email. Condominiums are now required to elect a Control Board.
One of the most significant changes in the law is the reduced quorum for decision-making. They will now need 51%, not 67%. If one of the people living in the block is absent, he will be able to indicate how he voted either with a declaration sent to the manager 7 days after the vote, or with an email with an electronic signature.
More than half of the owners will also be able to decide on basic repairs, renovation and utilization of funds from EU funds, the state or municipal budget.
When there is no quorum, the general meeting will be adjourned for one hour and will be considered lawful if not less than 26 percent of the common parts of the condominium are represented. Currently, the requirement is 33 percent.
When a natural or legal person is the owner of more than 51 percent of the common parts of the condominium, the general meeting is held if the owners of at least 75 percent of the common parts of the condominium are present in person or through authorized representatives property.
A legal opportunity is created for the discovery of
individual current bank account
to collect management and maintenance costs. It is envisaged that for a stand-alone object, in which one resides for no more than 30 days within a calendar year, maintenance costs will be paid in the amount that is determined for one owner, user or occupant.
A public electronic register of professional managers, management boards and owners’ associations under the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MRRD) is being introduced.
By decision of the general meeting, taken by a majority of more than 50 per cent ideal parts of the common parts, the powers or part of them of the management board (the manager) can be assigned to a professional manager-trader, entered in the register at the Ministry of Finance.
It is envisaged that the adoption of a decision by the general assembly of the condominium to deploy a charging point for electric cars will also be made by a majority of more than 50 percent of the common shares. With the amendments
the administrative burden is also reduced
during the construction of a charging point in jointly owned property.
The law establishes an obligation to take out annual professional liability insurance for professional managers and creates powers that include, in addition to management and maintenance of common areas, also representation before local authorities, utility companies and other bodies. During the debate in Parliament, concerns were raised about the removal of the lower limit for requiring a quorum for the legitimacy of condominium decisions, as well as the proposed procedure
any of the owners without his consent to be appointed
temporarily for manager by the mayor of the municipality or region.
The bill, introduced by Ivaylo Mirchev and a group of people’s representatives, aims at greater energy independence, encouraging the use of electric cars and reducing the administrative burden when building a charging point on jointly owned property.
The changes include the fact that the condominium book can also be maintained in electronic form. The data in it will be communicated to the management board through a model declaration.
Against this background, the second stage of the rehabilitation program is underway. The funds under the procedure are in the amount of over BGN 282 million including VAT, and the approved buildings will receive up to 80% of the grant. Each owner’s association will have to provide self-participation through its own financial resource in the amount of 20% of the value of the eligible costs of the project.
The application documents have been uploaded to the website of the MRRD and are submitted again through the municipal or regional administrations.
The application deadline is 16.01.2024.
and the funds under the procedure are in the amount of BGN 282,470,400 including VAT, the regional ministry reports. Approved buildings will receive up to 80% grant funding. Each owner’s association will have to provide self-participation through its own financial resource in the amount of 20% of the value of the eligible costs of the project.
The goal is to improve the energy performance of multi-family residential buildings and to reach energy consumption class “B”. The aim is also to reduce the country’s energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save 30% of primary energy for each object in the residential building stock, reduce energy poverty by reducing energy costs, and modernize the building stock.
The activities under this procedure are carried out throughout the country, in 28 regions and 265 municipalities.
Funds under the procedure are distributed equally
of the six planning regions of Bulgaria, such as the North Central Planning Region (Veliko Tarnovo Region, Gabrovo Region, Ruse Region, Razgrad Region and Silistra Region).
In June, Dobromir Vasilev, director of the Housing Policy Directorate, told the media that the receipt of the funds set out in the Recovery and Sustainability Plan for renovating residential buildings is related to the implementation of several reforms that would allow the transition from 100% free financing to the use of a private resource. Given the huge needs throughout the country, the inclusion of private co-financing in the process of renovating the housing stock is imperative, as only grants will not be able to achieve the set goals, he explained. The projects submitted until June 1 are for 100% co-financing, and after that date it is 80%, added Dobromir Vassilev at the time.
By June, under the program, over 3,000 projects for renovating residential buildings with a total value of BGN 4 billion have been received.