|Apartment buildings in Viet Hung New Urban Area in Ha Noi's Long Bien District. Apartment service fees will be remained unchanged this year. – Photo VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi People's Committee has approved the charges for services in apartment buildings in the city this year.
The service fees are the same as of last year.
The minimum and maximum fees for services in buildings with elevators are VND800,000 (US$38) and VND1.65 million ($79) per 100sq.m, respectively.
In buildings that have only staircases, the rates will be VND450,000 and VND500,000 per 100sq.m respectively.
Vice-Chairman of the People's Committee Nguyen Van Suu said the rates did not cover luxury services such as swimming pools, tennis grounds and sauna.
The management boards of apartment buildings are empowered to decide the service fees in pursuant to the city's rates framework.
In case a building does not have a management board, the service fees will be decided with the agreement of more than half the total number of its residents.
Relevant agencies, such as the city's departments of construction, finance, natural resources and environment have been asked to oversee the apartment service fees being charged and to propose changes, if needed, to match the permitted rates.
Ha Noi's People's Committee started imposing an annual framework of apartment service fees two years ago, after conflicts over the issue arose in the city. —VNS