First, the representatives of the management company go around the house and inform residents about the upcoming repair of and the response to want to get their permission. But in that case, if you decide to decline it, cause no one will. You will simply need to sign the relevant waivers provided by the employees of the company.
Even if you refused to overhaul, to prevent the work on the house property, which includes the pipes of water supply, heating and sanitation, you are not eligible. The representative of the management company is entitled to apply to court and obtain a legal right of access to your apartment.
To refuse repairs on house property is not recommended because it may happen that you will be left without heating and water. The reason for this may be lack of technical ability to use old and new equipment. In addition, all work on pipe replacement carried out by the management company, and you have no right to claim even a penny.
If you are sure that your old pipes even twenty years can do without a major overhaul, you can opt out of their full replacement. In this case, you will have to sign the cancellation papers. In such documents there is usually a clause stating that in case of broken pipes or other accidents in your apartment you will be required to fully indemnify all the victims for the fault of your tenants.
In some cases, the management company may enter into the documents for the overhaul, a small but very bad point. In that case, if a utility accident happens in those apartments, the owners of which were signed refusal to repair, to pay for the consequences of have absolutely everything living in this building. So think carefully before signing an act of abandonment a major overhaul of your apartment.