Dragan Subotić, one of the tenants of the houses in Dositejeva Street in Novi Sad, destroyed by construction work on an adjacent plot, says for N1 that the city authorities are guilty of the fact that he and his neighbors no longer have a home because they work the neighboring plot might be allowed to be executed even though the investor does not have a building permit.
The wall of the house in Dositejeva street number 11 in Novi Sad he collapsed last Wednesday, after the investor who built the building on the adjacent plot, started digging the foundations.
The residents of the apartment complex went to the town hall this morning to meet with the mayor of Novi Sad, Miloš Vučević, because they are convinced that the investor "Astro-plan" is his obligation to provide temporary housing for 13 families will not fulfill while the rehabilitation of their homes lasts.
Subotic told TV N1 for the new day that the mayor had not yet received them, although he was informed that they had gathered in front of his office.
She asks the city authorities to confess guilt because they do not, as he explains, not only investor and contractor, but also the city of Novi Sad, that is to say the building inspection, which did not respond adequately.
"The inspection was called seven days before demolition, and the report clearly indicates that the situation is safe, and in the comment the building inspector stated that the investor does not have all the necessary construction and demolition permits. construction site, they abandoned it and seven days later the wall collapsed, "says Subotic.
According to his assessment, a "cover-up procedure" is in progress because the city of Novi Sad has recognized itself as a culprit for non-engagement. "The building inspectorate did not respond when it should have responded, and if it had responded on August 8, it would not have happened," he said.
Residents no longer have access to their destroyed houses because the Building Inspectorate has denied access to security and in the meantime No suitable accommodation has been found.
"It offers a mix of the three most vulnerable in Klisi's cabins, with a Polish toilet, and other people from the yard are offered in a hostel in Kisačka, with floor boxes," said interlocutor N1.
He reiterated that the city was the biggest culprit for everything that happened, because the investor only used gaps in the law. He says he filed lawsuits against investors and against city authorities, but he also feared that the process would take too long, and that his son, who is now three and a half years old, will one day get a solution that tenants are right, but then have no one to pay for the damage.
Tenants are likely to charge damages, but not quickly
The guest of the New Day was also the lawyer Aleksandar Radivojević, who said that the tenants of the demolished houses in Novi Sad would probably be able to get compensation, but that this will not happen soon.
"From a legal point of view, there are two aspects to this problem: it is a criminal-law section that requires the responsibility of all those who have contributed to it, either through acts or omissions, and on the other hand, you have that civil and civil part. These are long-term processes, at least two years, and the compensation of damages and this judgment will not be achieved within a short time, "he explained.
If the residents are prosecuted and the city of Novi Sad, or the state, they will certainly have someone to pay the damage, because Novi Sad will always have his budget, says the lawyer.
The responsibility of the state lies in its words in the fact that it does not respond in the right way. If investors violating rules were threatened with large financial fines, seizure of licenses or imprisonment, Radivojevic did not believe that investors dared to work outside the law.
He also believes that the prosecutor's office should carry out the criminal proceedings as quickly as possible and punish them severely, as this would also help the residents in civil proceedings. "If the state does its part of the work, it will speed up their processes because the liability has been established and he will probably charge, but not quickly," he said.
Radivojevic believes that tenants can claim compensation for non-pecuniary damages and that the investor is currently trying to extend the entire procedure and commits to blurring the occupants.