With the assistance of the Moscow Housing Inspectorate, Russia has legalized one popular type of remodeling in the bathroom of an apartment. Residents have now officially been allowed to make a floor drain instead of installing a ready-made shower stall. RIA News… At the same time, there are a number of subtleties that are important to observe in order not to redo the repairs, the Moscow Housing Inspectorate emphasized.
The Ministry of Construction made changes to the set of rules 30.13330.2020 “Internal water supply and sewerage of buildings”, which, according to the note to clause 17.8, allow the installation of “drains that act as a shower tray in the bathrooms of residential buildings, hotel rooms and boarding houses.”
“Now residents do not have to purchase shower cabins to make a shower. Ladders can be equipped with proper waterproofing of the premises. In addition, the accompanying work should not damage the load-bearing structures of the house, ”the Moscow Housing Inspectorate explained. The department emphasized that replacing a bathtub with a shower with a ladder is a reconstruction work that requires approval.
Earlier, Svetlana Bolotskaya, the leading legal adviser of the Inkom-Realty service, warned the country’s residents about the threat of deprivation of an apartment due to unauthorized redevelopment. The expert emphasized that a number of large-scale repair work implies amending the registration certificate of the dwelling. To obtain permission for redevelopment, owners should apply to local governments or another department endowed with administrative and power powers.