Goncharov A.I. Collective and Legal Management of Residential Buildings in Russia: the Evolutionary Aspect

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu5.2016.3.3

Aleksandr Ivanovich Goncharov
Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law, Department of Civil and International Private Law,
Volgograd State University, Base Department of the Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
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Abstract. The author explores the pre-Soviet, Soviet and current periods of legal regulation of collective forms of management of residential facilities in Russia. Despite the importance of this form of citizens’ organizations as homeowners, rather detailed regulation of its activities by the Housing Code of the Russian Federation, in its legal regulation are still shortcomings, contradictions and gaps that hinder the process of functioning of homeowners’ associations. Some of the provisions of the current legislation and established practice of courts of different norms for homeowners are in need of a deep understanding and adjustment for the further development of the friendly institution, collective legal residential property management, therefore, the civil society too.
Formation of collective housing forms of management of the Institute on the basis of membership in the Russian legislation begins its development from the beginning of the twentieth century, in order to ensure the safety and proper maintenance of the housing stock. In modern Russia, widespread form of association of citizens are homeowners who, unlike many existing nominally non-profit entities and are really significant in the social and legal life of society. According to the author, homeowners have a special form of association of owners of neighboring residence, designed for the collective management of legal residential and related non-residential premises, providing a positive impact on the development of civil society and on society as a whole. 

Key words: legislation, management, operation of housing fund, utilities, owners group, partnership, responsibility, civil society.

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