2021-04-08

The state banned natural gas opening fees, why did Henan Yuzhou violate the regulations

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The national three orders and five applications prohibit the collection of natural gas opening fees in Yuzhou, Henan Province. The wind violates the regulations and harms the interests of the people.

Yuzhou, April 8 news from the Central Broadcasting Network (Central Broadcasting reporter Ren Mengyan) As early as June 2019, The National Development and Reform Commission and the Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission have successively issued documents expressly prohibiting unreasonable charges for the installation of gas projects such as “opening fees”. Recently, however, many people in Yuzhou, Henan have reported that in local commercial residential communities, developers are blatantly charging “gas opening fees and heating opening fees”, with prices ranging from 6,000 to 7,000 yuan per household. The local gas company clearly stated that no opening fee will be charged. So, who is this so-called opening fee of thousands of yuan each? Where is it used?

The masses reported this to the relevant departments of the Yuzhou Municipal Government, but they were bucked by the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau, the Development and Reform Commission, and the Market Supervision Bureau and refused to accept it. The country has three orders and five applications and strict prohibitions. Why do the relevant departments of Yuzhou have orders and prohibitions?

It is introduced on the website of the People’s Government of Yuzhou City, Henan Province that Yuzhou City is located in the central part of Henan Province. It was retired from the county and established as a city in 1988. The city has a total area of ​​1,461 square kilometers and a total population of 1.3 million. It is a new type of urbanization in the country. Comprehensive pilot cities, national development and reform pilot cities, ranked 55th in the 2020 China Top 100 County Economy List.

In the downtown area of ​​Yuzhou, there is a commercial housing complex called “City on the City Phase III”. Recently, many residents who bought houses reported to reporters that the contract signed with the developer when they bought the house stipulated that “the heating system meets the construction standards at the time of delivery, the indoor gas pipeline is laid, and it is connected to the city gas pipeline to ensure gas supply”. However, in 2021, the house has been completed as a whole. When the owners were preparing to renovate, they were told by the developer that they had to pay a heating opening fee of 7,000 yuan per household and a natural gas opening fee. Otherwise, they would not be given the key and cannot be renovated. There are more than 500 households in the third phase of the city, and each household is required to pay this fee. The owner, Ms. Wang, told reporters: “The contract shows that these costs are all borne by the developer during the construction of the house, and it is clearly written. But if the house is going to be decorated, they require us to pay a dual-air opening fee. (Developer) ) Said it was the municipal government’s permission, and the Housing Construction Bureau gave it, and under the banner of the municipal government, the owner’s money was collected.”

The state banned natural gas opening fees, why did Henan Yuzhou violate the regulations

Chengshangcheng Community (Photo by Ren Mengyan, reporter from Central Broadcasting Corporation)

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The contract signed by the owner and the developer is clear, and the gas heating is developed by The business is in charge (photographed by Ren Mengyan, a reporter from Central Broadcasting Corporation)

In the contract signed by the buyer and the developer, it has been stated that the gas and heating construction shall be undertaken by the developer, and the reporter found during the on-site visit that the community The gas and heating pipes have already been built, and there is no need to “open again”. A landlord said that he was anxious to decorate, so he could only pay: “I paid it all. There is no way if you don’t pay it. If you don’t pay it, you won’t be allowed to decorate.”

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Chengshangcheng District (Photo by Ren Mengyan, a reporter from Central Broadcasting Corporation)

Not only Chengshangcheng District, in the Hongji Yayuan District of Yuzhou City, also does not give the key without paying the opening fee. As a last resort, Mr. Huang, the owner of the community, also paid the opening fee. Mr. Huang said: “The developer said that the money should be paid. Natural gas opening fees and heating opening fees. He said that the money must be paid, and it cost more than 7,000 yuan.” There are provisions in the house purchase contract, why do we need to pay? Charge the “opening fee” for gas engineering? The reporter called the Tianyuan Gas Company, which is responsible for gas supply in Yuzhou City, and the other party said that they do not charge gas opening fees. The only charge is the working hours and materials agreed with the developer when building the house. This has nothing to do with the owner.

Gas company: There is no opening fee. It is the cost of man-hours and materials. We always charge the cost of man-hours and materials. This part of the cost is borne by the developer and can no longer ask the owner of the industry.

Reporter: It stands to reason that I should not pay the opening fee, nor should I pay the labor and material fees, right?

Gas company: That was the budget. That was the contract we signed with the developer.

As early as June 2019, the National Development and Reform Commission, together with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the State Administration for Market Regulation, issued the “Guiding Opinions on Regulating the Installation Charges for Urban Gas Projects”, requiring the cancellation of urban gas Unreasonable charges for engineering installation. Charges that are not related to the design and construction of gas engineering installation engineering and other services and materials within the red line of the building zoning, including opening fees, interface fees, etc., as well as other fees that have been included in the gas distribution price, shall not be charged, and No additional fees shall be charged for changing names.

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In August 2019, the Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission issued the ” The “Notice on Regulating the Installation Fees for Urban Gas Projects in Our Province” again emphasizes implementation in accordance with central documents, requiring local price management departments to work with local relevant departments to do a good job in Henan Province’s gas project installation market management and strengthen social supervision.

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Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission “Notice on Regulating the Installation Fees for Urban Gas Projects in Our Province”

In December 2020, the General Office of the State Council forwarded the National Development and Reform Commission and other departments’ “Regarding the Regulation of Urban Water Supply, Power Supply, Gas and Heating Industry Charges to Promote High-Quality Development of the Industry” The Notice of Opinions again emphasizes the removal of unreasonable charges, especially the abolition of unreasonable charges in the gas supply link and heating link, and it is not allowed to charge fees that have been included in the project installation cost in the name of opening fees, account opening fees, and grid connection fees. .

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General Office of the State Council Forwarding the National Development and Reform Commission and other departments’ “Notice on Cleaning up and Regulating the Charges for the Urban Water Supply, Power Supply and Heating Industry to Promote the High-quality Development of the Industry”

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Excerpts from the Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Cleaning up and Regulating the Charges for the Urban Water Supply, Power Supply, Gas and Heating Industry to Promote the High-quality Development of the Industry

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Why are the charging items that have been banned by the state, why are they still popular in Yuzhou?

In December 2020, the Yuzhou City government department responded to the question of natural gas opening fees reflected by the messager on the message board of the leadership, saying, “At present, the relevant departments of Yuzhou City have not received the superior natural gas installation non-charging documents.” ; Responding to the question of heating opening fees, said, “At present, Yuzhou City has not implemented large-scale supporting facilities for urban infrastructure, excluding heat and other related supporting costs. This part of the cost still needs to be borne by the owner.”

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Yuzhou City Reply to the local message board

The owner, Ms. Wang, reported the opening fee to the petition department. On January 11, 2021, the Yuzhou Municipal Housing and Urban-rural Development Bureau responded that through the coordination of the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau and relevant municipal departments, the heating opening fee is charged, and the price department has regulations.

The local gas company also denies charging fees that are explicitly prohibited by the National Development and Reform Commission and Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission. Why are the developers in Yuzhou still charging blatantly? The reporter and the owner came to the developer Yuzhou Yading Real Estate Co., Ltd., a manager said that the dual-gas opening fee must be paid, and this is stipulated by the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau.

Owner: How many thousand yuan is this?

Developer: You prepare 7000 yuan.

Owner: Many places have not been paid, and the opening fee has not been paid.

Developer: No need to pay? The Bureau of Housing and Urban-rural Development is at work. Have you asked whether the Bureau of Housing and Urban-rural Development has implemented it in Yuzhou?

Owner: Who received the money? Who did you give the money to?

Developer: Ask over there! It is still being implemented, and it must be handed in.

According to the developer’s guidelines, the reporter contacted the Yuzhou Municipal Housing and Urban-rural Development Bureau. The Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau was vague and evaded: It is best to ask the Development and Reform Commission. They are more clear about the policy.

The Bureau of Housing and Urban-rural Development: We are talking about this, discussing what to do. You call the National Development and Reform Commission. They are the pricing department.

Reporter: Whether to charge or not is determined by the National Development and Reform Commission. It has nothing to do with you, does it?

The Bureau of Housing and Urban-rural Development: You can ask and see what they say.

After several rounds, the reporter contacted the Yuzhou Municipal Development and Reform Commission. A person in charge said that they have seen the documents prohibiting the opening fee, but the problem reported by the reporter is a price issue and needs to be implemented by the market supervision bureau. It is best to ask them again.

Relevant person in charge of the Development and Reform Commission: This is a price reflection issue, and the Market Supervision Bureau is responsible for the management of this area. We are tantamount to policies, and are responsible for printing, distributing and publishing documents, including the country and provinces, but the specific supervision belongs to the market supervision bureau.

Reporter: Looking for the Market Supervision Bureau, right? Is this file available? I saw it all.

Relevant person in charge of the Development and Reform Commission: Yes, there are documents.

Reporter: I have seen that there are documents in the province. Why can’t I execute them if there are documents?