In the state Duma established a working group to address the problems of foreign currency mortgage holders
The state Duma established a working group to address the problems of foreign currency mortgage holders – borrowers whose payments amid a nearly two-fold fall of the ruble against the dollar rose sharply. This was announced at a meeting with borrowers in the Public chamber of the Russian Federation head of the faction United Russia in the state Duma Vladimir Vasiliev.
According to TASS, at a meeting with deputies came the initiative group of borrowers from Moscow and St. Petersburg. “After today, we’ve built relationships, formed a working group, – said Vasilyev borrowers. – Your colleagues will participate in this process. We will continue step by step to see what they can do, they will be accountable to you”. According to him, the group included seven state Duma deputies from different factions and the initiative group of seven representatives of the foreign currency borrowers.
Vasiliev assured that the working group “will try to do everything I can.” Specific measures he did not specify, but listed activities.
“We’ll consider all your suggestions: regulatory, legal, – said Vasilyev. The MP said that the new convocation of the state Duma will return to consideration of the draft law on foreign currency mortgages. Deputies also will discuss the enforcement proceedings to evict the borrowers of housing – “what hurts most people,” says the Deputy.
Working group members also intend to talk with representatives of the banking community. “Until December 20, we take the first step,” – said Vasilyev.
The representative of the initiative group of borrowers Irina Osti explained TASS that the membership of the working group is comprised of borrowers who, after 2.5 years of accumulated expertise and experience with various structures.
In April 2015 the bill on the restructuring of foreign currency mortgages, introduced by deputies from party “Fair Russia”, CPRF and the LDPR of the sixth convocation was rejected in the first reading. The government review of the draft law was negative and justified by the fact that to require banks to conclude an agreement on the restructuring contradicts the Civil code. The bill, in particular, offered all the fines and penalties established after November 10, 2014 due to the jump of the dollar, to cancel. It was also assumed the moratorium on the foreclosure of the mortgaged property of debtors (retirement apartments), which were stranded after the fall of the ruble.