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Conflicts rise about shared living areas

Update: July, 25/2015 - 08:59
A meeting to handle resident's conflict at an apartment in District 7, HCM City. Conflicts about commonly owned areas in apartments in HCM City have reportedly been increasing, but officials attending a conference yesterday in the city said the number of disputes had not risen dramatically. — Photo phapluattp.vn
HCM CITY  (VNS) — Conflicts about commonly owned areas in apartments in HCM City have reportedly been increasing, but officials attending a conference yesterday in the city said the number of disputes had not risen dramatically.

Do Phi Hung, deputy director of HCM City's Department of Construction, said that overlapping regulations had contributed to the conflicts.

"Sanctions are not strong enough to prevent violations," he said. "Penalties should be strengthened to prevent violations in apartment management."

According to Hung, only 16 out of 63 apartments among the city's 1,244 apartments had a common space dispute.

"There are many apartments following regulations well," he told media, while refusing to disclose names of the 63 apartments.

He said that inspection results should be submitted to the city government prior to publication.

Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted sources as saying after inspecting 30 apartments, city officials found that eight had disputes about commonly owned areas.

All of the inspected apartments had some kind of violation of electrical safety.

Nineteen out of 30 apartments had violations on construction; 10 out of 30 inspected apartments had not released certificates to residents; and eight out of 30 apartments did not have maintenance funds. — VNS


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