Penza court fines construction company 127,000 rubles for faulty works
Penza, 14 July 2015. PenzaNews. The court has partially followed the complaints of a Penza citizen against “Termodom” company on forcibly reducing the costs of construction work assistance and consumer rights protection.
“In a complaint, the woman said she signed a coinvestment agreement with the company, according to which the latter was to build and prepare a flat in a 12-story apartment building within the Zasechny village area within the agreed terms,” the press secretary of the Penza regional court Natalya Bychenkova told PenzaNews agency.
The litigant paid the agreed sum of 1 million rubles but later received the flat with numerous defects, and her complaint to the company was left without an answer, she added.
“The woman went to the court and asked to fine the defendant the money to reduce the costs of agreement, the charges, the fines, the moral damages and the court expenses. A representative of the company did not acknowledge the claims,” the speaker said.
The court reviewed the materials and found the flat was indeed presented with numerous violations, she noted.
“According to expert audit, the found defects can be rectified and cannot be the grounds for deeming the object unsuitable for residence. The audit also found no evidence the defects were caused by the flat owner,” Natalya Bychenkova said.
She explained that the court decided to enforce the company to cut down the agreement costs by 41,992 rubles, as well as fine the company the moral damages, forfeit, penalty for not following on the consumer requirements, and legal expenses, for a total of over 127,000 rubles.
“The defendant did not agree to the verdict and appealed the claim, but with no success. The decision entered into law on July 7,” the speaker clarified.