Event Title

Administration of Residential Buildings in co-ownership

Session

Architecture and Spatial Planning

Description

The residential sector in Kosovo is currently facing the same challenges as other post-communist countries faced during the transition period. The issues of administration of condominiums that emerged after the transition, are similar to ones that are faced in Kosovo and comparable to the countries from the region and some other countries from Central and Eastern Europe. With the transition of residential sector towards free market in 90’s, a considerable number of buildings in co-ownership got privatized. The right to permanent residence was transferred into co-ownership. At the same time, the responsibility for administration and maintenance of the building was transferred to the new owners. Lack of creation of association of owners and administrators in these buildings led to the deterioration of the conditions in condominiums. The stock of condominium buildings, especially those constructed before 1998 are in grave conditions in terms of maintenance of common spaces. Based on European practices, in order to regulate this area, Kosovo has passed the Law No. 04/L-134 for the buildings in co-owerneship (condominium) along with Administrative Instructions, Guidance material and several leaflets. During the process of monitoring of implementation of primary and secondary legislation for the condominiums by the stakeholders that deal with maintenance and cleaning of common areas of the building, it was identified that the owners of the condominiums that are constructed before 1998 are reluctant to get organized in the form of association and consider that the maintenance is the obligation of the Municipality. Whereas in the new condominium buildings, the investors/the developers impose a tariff for the maintenance of the building as part of the agreement of purchase of the individual units. Therefore, from this research, one will propose the indicators and good practices that will influence in the sustainable administration of condominiums, in the increase of awareness to live in condominiums. All this study is performed with the aim of keeping the building and environment where one lives in clean and efficient condition, based on the Legislation and good European practices.

Keywords:

Condominium, co-ownership, Association of owners, administration, energy efficiency in the buildings.

Session Chair

Arber Sadiki

Session Co-Chair

Petrit Ahmeti

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

First Page

45

Last Page

56

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 5:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.252

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Administration of Residential Buildings in co-ownership

Pristina, Kosovo

The residential sector in Kosovo is currently facing the same challenges as other post-communist countries faced during the transition period. The issues of administration of condominiums that emerged after the transition, are similar to ones that are faced in Kosovo and comparable to the countries from the region and some other countries from Central and Eastern Europe. With the transition of residential sector towards free market in 90’s, a considerable number of buildings in co-ownership got privatized. The right to permanent residence was transferred into co-ownership. At the same time, the responsibility for administration and maintenance of the building was transferred to the new owners. Lack of creation of association of owners and administrators in these buildings led to the deterioration of the conditions in condominiums. The stock of condominium buildings, especially those constructed before 1998 are in grave conditions in terms of maintenance of common spaces. Based on European practices, in order to regulate this area, Kosovo has passed the Law No. 04/L-134 for the buildings in co-owerneship (condominium) along with Administrative Instructions, Guidance material and several leaflets. During the process of monitoring of implementation of primary and secondary legislation for the condominiums by the stakeholders that deal with maintenance and cleaning of common areas of the building, it was identified that the owners of the condominiums that are constructed before 1998 are reluctant to get organized in the form of association and consider that the maintenance is the obligation of the Municipality. Whereas in the new condominium buildings, the investors/the developers impose a tariff for the maintenance of the building as part of the agreement of purchase of the individual units. Therefore, from this research, one will propose the indicators and good practices that will influence in the sustainable administration of condominiums, in the increase of awareness to live in condominiums. All this study is performed with the aim of keeping the building and environment where one lives in clean and efficient condition, based on the Legislation and good European practices.