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Changing the rules of project designing hostels

1 February 2019

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A month ago, new rules for designing  hostels in the Russian Federation came into force. The set of rules approved by the Ministry of Construction was the first single specialized document on the design of  hostels, experts polled by RIA Real Estate explained. The document concerns both new construction projects and reconstruction or major repairs.
The rules set new standards for living space per resident. If earlier it was assumed not less than 6 square meters per person, now the requirements depend on the category of tenants. For hostels of workers and employees - the minimum living area should still be at least 6 square meters, students - 7.5, graduate students - 10.
The maximum number of residents in the dorm room, according to the approved code, is limited to three people, but if the length of stay does not exceed three months, four people can be accommodated in the room.
The area of ​​family rooms must be at least 12 square meters. For them, it is also necessary to have a five-meter kitchen, as well as a separate bathroom. In general, have a kitchen and a bathroom each block of a dormitory of two living rooms, as well as rooms for work and rest should According to the new rules in the apartment block should be no more than two rooms.
Hostels, according to the new rules, should have an isolated entrance from the street. Depending on the level of services provided and material and technical equipment, all hostels are divided into categories: "without stars", "one star", "two stars".
According to Olesya Spiricheva, a lawyer at Borodin and Partners, in addition to the document that comes into force, there is a set of rules on designing buildings and premises for temporary residence, but it does not apply to hostels, another set of rules on public buildings does not fully take into account the specifics  hostels.
During the construction and reconstruction of hostels, various issues are often appearing - from non-compliance with the area standards to neglecting fire safety, and new rules should unify standards to keep the number of such violations to a minimum, said Denis Frolov, head of commercial practice at BMS Law Firm.
At the same time questions to the already exisited buildings, the new set of rules is still relevant, at least until their major renovation.

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