It is proposed to toughen the responsibility of managers of the boards of homeowners’ associations for the operation and safety of common property in Belarus. The draft of the relevant decree was submitted by the government to today’s meeting with Alexander Lukashenka.
According to him, the authorities were prompted by the protests of 2020 to strengthen the responsibility of the HOA management. At that time, flags, white-red-white ribbons appeared on many houses managed by homeowner associations, the lighting was changed. Lukashenka called all that damage.
«We have all seen the damage caused to buildings, structures and public property as a result of the so-called protest actions. Thank God, they have not yet burned the capital, as they did with the financial capital of Kazakhstan. In most cases, this happened with the connivance and sometimes at the initiative of the heads of homeowners’ organizations. A lot of money was spent on eliminating the consequences and restoring order,» Lukashenka said, his press service reports.
He recalled that they were instructed to toughen the responsibility of the management of HOAs and other organizations, and the experience of Kazakhstan allows them to draw tough conclusions and act just as hard to prevent such cases.
«I gave instructions to toughen the responsibility of the management of the boards of homeowner associations and other organizations for failure to ensure the safety, proper operation and maintenance of common property. Well, I am not even saying what position they took, but we all remember this very well, especially the experience of Kazakhstan allows us to draw tough conclusions and also act tough to prevent such cases,» he added.