The law does not prohibit growing flowers on the balcony if the boxes with plants are placed on the inside of the hinged structure.
In what cases will the owners be fined for flowers on the balcony?
Installing plant pots on the outside of the balcony can be regarded as a refurbishment and violation of the architectural appearance of the building. Starting March 1, 2022, owners must coordinate changes in the appearance of balconies with local authorities.
If the owner of the premises does not receive such permission and hangs flower pots without permission, he will be obliged to pay a fine under Art. 7.21 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, and they will also force you to remove the pots behind the balcony railing.
The boxes protruding beyond the balcony can also interfere with work on the balconies and walls of buildings. Additional sections of drawers can be a danger to the life of workers performing facade work at height.
“When an industrial climber descends from the roof of a house along a wall, the extra sections of boxes can interfere with his work, and in some cases can even endanger his life. Here, on the one hand, the owner may receive a fine directly from the State Housing Inspectorate, on the other hand, the management company may receive a fine for improperly monitoring the condition of balconies and common house property, — said the director of the real estate department of the federal project “Digital SNT” Fyodor Mezentsevin a conversation with Sputnik radio.
What is the penalty for flowers on the balcony?
According to Mezentsev, both the owner of the apartment and the management company that improperly monitors the house can be punished. The penalty will be:
— 2.5 thousand rubles. — for individuals
— from 4,000 to 5,000 rubles. — for the director of the management company
— from 40,000 to 50,000 rubles. — for legal entities.
What works on the balcony require approval?
Owners must coordinate the following works:
— installation of structures on a previously unglazed balcony;
— balcony glazing in an old dilapidated house, glazing in an architectural monument house;
— expansion of the balcony slab by more than 30 centimeters;
— removal of glazing to the side of the street relative to the parapet;
— construction of a balcony on the ground floor (where it was not originally provided).
At the same time, coordination is not required for energy-efficient glazing without changing the color and shape of the bindings. Also, without approval, it is possible to insulate walls using acceptable materials, install additional glazing.