# Advice 1: How to calculate the total area of the apartment

Equity participation in housing construction or buying it sharply raises the question of the definition of total area of the apartment. Quite often between the developer and the future owner of the housing there are disputes about the procedures and rules of this calculation. The conflict arises because the average buyer usually doesn't know the difference between the concepts of different areas, and unscrupulous developers use it.
Instruction
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In the text of the SNP stated that the apartment has three different areas: total area, area of apartment and residential area of the apartment. The sum of all areas of the living rooms is the living area of the apartment.
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Area of the apartment is represented by the sum of all areas of the living rooms, and outbuildings, with the exception of the vestibules, cold storage rooms, terraces, balconies, loggias, verandas. Outbuildings include the areathat is inside stairs, storage rooms, closets, toilets, bathrooms, corridors, kitchens. Area inside stair, regardless of the number of levels in the apartment, is taken into account only once. Not included in the area space areaoccupied by the lift, a fireplace or solid fuel stove.
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The floor area should be calculated according to their sizes, which are determined on the level of the floor between the finished surfaces of the walls, excluding baseboards. The measurement is accurate to one centimeter. When calculating the area of the attic is the area of the premises, which to the sloping ceiling has a height of at least 1.6 m. If the ceiling height is less than 2.5 m, the area is taken into account using the factor of 0.7, while part of the premises, which have a height less than 1.6 m, the calculation does not include. Indicators square flats are used to calculate the social norm of housing, utilities and housing, an official record of the housing stock Rossi and other purposes.
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The total area of the apartment or single family home is calculated as the sum of the areas of built-in wardrobes and all rooms and areas cold storage rooms, verandas, terraces, balconies, loggias, which are calculated with the following lowering factors: cold storage rooms and porches – 1, for terraces and balconies is 0.3, for loggias – 0,5. In this area of the platforms is not taken into account, and in single-family house is not taken into account the area of exterior stairs, porches, attic (or part thereof) that is not occupied by the attic, vestibule, underground.

# 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.
You will need
• - technical passport for the apartment;
• roulette;
• paper;
• calculator;
• pencil.
Instruction
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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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