Advice 1: How to know the layout of the apartment

If you need to know the layout of the apartment, who to approach? This question is often worried about future buyers and tenants of apartment buildings. Are there any standard plans and where to find them?
How to know the layout of the apartment
If you want to know the layout of apartments in a typical apartment building, you can access the resources of the site To use it, will only need to know the type you are interested in home. This can be done for a construction company, if the house is under construction, or utility services, if it is built for a long time.
The original plan of the apartment can be found out from its technical passport, but if it is unavailable, contact the BTI (Bureau technical inventory). To find it necessary, if the apartment was made illegal a significant redevelopment, and you, for example, when taking out mortgages, was obliged to return everything as it was. If a house is built many years ago and find the Builder is not possible, please contact the city building Department and ask them to find a house plan in the archive.
If the house only is under construction, and you wonder the location of future apartments, contact the office of the company-Builder. On any construction site is usually on a fence or other conspicuous place, put the sign that says which company is building and what address to. As a rule, employees are willing to contact, because they need to attract future buyers of apartments.
Learn the layout of his apartment also happens to be necessary if you have decided to change it. Any rearrangement of the internal partitions are made only with the permission of BTI, so before starting work, read the technical passport of the apartment, determine the load-bearing walls, create a redevelopment project and only then ask for permission. Self redevelopment can lead to a fine, and if it is made recklessly – to the threat to the whole house. If illegal changes to the plan apartments will be discovered, you will still be forced to return the apartment to its original appearance.

Advice 2 : How to determine the size of the apartment

When buying a home always it is useful information about the area of the apartment. The more that sellers often exaggerate its size. To determine the exact level necessary to be able to distinguish between different concepts square apartments and know about areas that are in a particular area.
How to determine the size of the apartment
You will need
  • - technical passport for the apartment;
  • roulette;
  • paper;
  • calculator;
  • pencil.
Area of the apartment is written in the official document given to it – that is in the Datasheet. So, wanting to know the size of your current or potential homes, look in the data sheet.
If you want to measure the area yourself, take a tape measure, a calculator and ask the other person to help you measure. Draw a preliminary scheme of the housing, then you have had the opportunity to immediately put it in his size. Don't forget to also measure the sizes of outbuildings – store rooms, balcony and loggia.
At the level of the plinth measure tape measure the length of all walls in the apartment, trying to roulette was well and evenly tensioned. Put the results to meters and record them in your apartment. If the room has an irregular shape (niches, corners, rounding and projections), divide the room into individual shapes, and specify their size.
Multiply the length and width of each room and record the result in their "statement". By adding up the area of all premises of the apartment, you will get the total result. Keep in mind, each apartment has three squares – a General residential and the area is very flat. The living area includes the living room area (bedroom, nursery, hall). The area of apartments is defined as the sum of living rooms and utility rooms (bath, WC, closet, corridor, kitchen, etc.). The total area of the apartment is calculated as the sum of the areas of all premises, including reduction factors (for balconies and terraces – 0,3; for loggias – 0,5; for verandahs and cold pantries - 1,0).
Note that the total area of the apartment is used for state statistical observation, and performance square apartments - for official statistical accounting of the housing Fund in the Russian Federation, determining the social norms of housing, payment of utilities, etc. determine the area and other technical indicators of the apartment is governed by the "Instruction on accounting of housing stock in the Russian Federation".
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