Fire safety improvement allowance

Budget of the measure in 2020

The purpose of the fire safety improvement allowance is to support housing cooperatives in financing the necessary work to improve their fire safety in line with precepts issued by the Rescue Board. The maximum rate of the fire safety improvement allowance is 50% of the total cost of work undertaken by the housing cooperative to improve their fire safety but not more than 5,000 euros per apartment building.

The grant of fire safety improvement allowance to apartment associations is governed by Regulation No. 26 of 12 December 2019 of Tallinn City Council on “Rules for Granting Allowances to Apartment Associations”. The text as published in Riigi Teataja is available here. The allowance is intended for apartment associations within the territory of the City of Tallinn.

The allowance can be requested during the six-month period following the completion of fire safety improvement work outlined in the Rescue Board’s precept. The allowance is designed to reimburse part of the cost of work undertaken to improve fire safety at an apartment building provided that the work is carried out within the time limit prescribed by the Rescue Board.

The applicant must meet the following criteria: the applicant has no arrears of national or local taxes and does not owe any other amounts to the city, or the relevant staggered instalments have been paid in line with the repayment schedule; the applicant is not subject to liquidation, reorganisation or bankruptcy proceedings; the applicant must be entered in the Non-profit Associations and Foundations Register before filing the application.

Required information and documents:

I. Precept from the Rescue Board outlining the work

II. Invoices and payment orders supporting the settlement of said invoices or other documents certifying the expenses

III. Information supporting the elimination of shortcomings listed in the Rescue Board’s precept (notification sent to the Rescue Board or a copy of the Board’s field inspection report)