Compensation for Ukrainians for destroyed property – the Parliament passed a bill

Ukrainians will be able to receive compensation for damaged or destroyed property as a result of Russian military aggression. This is provided by Bill #7198, which was adopted by the Parliament in the first reading today. BRDO experts participated in the development of the document.

What is important to know?

  • compensation can be in two versions: financial – transfer of funds to a special account (in this case, the construction work is organized by the citizen himself); financing the construction or restoration of damaged joint property of an apartment building (an agreement is signed between the executive body of the relevant city council, the construction customer and the person / manager of the apartment building – the recipient of compensation);
  • 150 m2 is the maximum area of ​​the destroyed object (apartment, other living space in the building, private house, garden or country house), for which compensation is provided in the form of real estate;
  • if the construction of the housing was unfinished before the war, its owners or investors are guaranteed the right to financial compensation from the state – provided that the construction site in which such housing is located, erected load-bearing and external enclosing structures and in respect of such object received the right to perform construction work.

Compensation will take place according to the turn in each settlement and territorial community and the type of compensation. In this case, the citizen will have the right to refuse the housing offered to him by the state and redirect the amount of compensation to purchase housing in another construction site.

In addition, the bill creates a State Register of property damaged and destroyed as a result of hostilities, terrorist acts, sabotage caused by military aggression of the Russian Federation.

Today, Ukrainians can already report through the “Diia” portal about damaged and destroyed real estate. According to the President of Ukraine, more than 25,000 Ukrainians have already done so. Information messages through “Diia” are equated to claims for compensation as soon as the law enters into force. So we are waiting for the prompt adoption of Bill # 7198 in the second reading!

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