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Lack of specialists hinders renovation of old balconies in Tallinn | News

There are still thousands of panel houses (Paneelmajad) – also known internationally as Khrushchyovkas or Khrushchevkas – in Estonia which were built in the Soviet period and many are in need of renovation. Owners are not aware of how dangerous the balconies and fences are. Tallinn supports associations in ordering audits but there are not enough specialists.

Kredex can allocate funding, but often associations do not want to take out a loan.

Deputy mayor of Tallinn Eha Võrk said Tallinn has helped associations to order audits for balconies and awnings.

“The associations are using this group of subsidies quite actively. When last year, there were 35 associations who used it, then by September of this year, the number is already 20,” Võrk said.

Võrk said the city does not have an overview of the results of the audits because the contracts are created between the entrepreneur and the apartment association.

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