The government has decided to expand its household utility price caps to state and local council-owned rental apartment buildings, the government commissioner in charge of the scheme said on Monday.
The decision will help close to 2,000 families, 1,400 of whom live in rental flats in Budapest and 532 in state-owned flats maintained by the Armed forces in Budapest and three other localities, Szilárd Németh told a press conference.
Zsolt Láng, the government commissioner in charge of developments in central Hungary, said the measure will be implemented retroactively from 1 August. The government decree on the decision will be published on Monday evening, he said.
Earlier, Krisztina Baranyi, mayor of the 9th district, and József Tóth, mayor of the 13th district, asked the government to amend the law, 444.hu reports. They asked for help for the approximately 800 families living in municipal rental apartments who, according to the energy supplier, are not covered by the rules for the protection of residential consumers.
Source: MTI, 444.hu