Characteristics in the rating
The housing market under construction in St. Petersburg is gradually being occupied by monopolist companies that are leading dozens of projects simultaneously. In 2018 alone, 40% of real estate was built by 5 major organizations, and this figure is expected to increase in 2021. It is noted that firms pay more attention to economy class housing, offering affordable apartments in industrial areas of St. Petersburg. We found out which of the developers can be trusted, and collected the top of the most reliable.
The rating includes companies that have already completed several dozen objects. We checked the number of delays and unfulfilled promises. We went through the forums of shareholders and excluded companies that have mass complaints. Despite the fact that each developer reschedules deadlines, bona fide organizations notify clients about the progress of work. In the end, we paid attention to the reviews, highlighted the weakest points and negative points that are important to take into account.
Top 10 most reliable developers in Saint Petersburg
10 FGC Leader
Opens the rating of the best FGC Leader, which offers both cheap and luxury housing. The company attracts customers with modern neighborhoods, which are distinguished by a large green area, good infrastructure and transport accessibility. The houses have panoramic Windows, ventilated facades, monolithic construction. More than 25 properties have been put into operation, with prices ranging from 1.5 to 20 million rubles. Officially, everything is rented on time, although the keys are transferred six months later. There are many clauses in the contract that protect the company in case of problems.
Buyers in reviews warn that from the moment of commissioning and until the signing of the acceptance certificate, the cost of the house is paid by the apartment owner. This means that for six months the client will bear the cost of housing that cannot be moved in. Finishing suffers, there are holes in the ceiling and pipes, cracked doors. The company promises a protected area, but anyone can pass. Although with all the problems, buyers recommend the company, because in the end all are inhabited, the sites are in good condition.
9 Glavstroy SPB
Glavstroy SPB received a place in the top thanks to the many commissioned buildings. The company is part of the Association “Basic Element” and builds middle-class residential buildings. During construction, double-glazed Windows, sound insulation are installed, brick-monolithic technology is used. The site boasts numerous awards, including for reliability and quality. Project documentation, characteristics of apartments, and prices are freely available. The guide often appears in the media. Prices range from 2.5 to 7 million rubles.
According to reviews, it is clear that houses are rented out, shareholders receive apartments. However, many promises are not fulfilled. Construction of kindergartens and schools is delayed. The green area is the forest where the workers dump the garbage. Low-rise buildings have turned into high-rises. Many buyers do not accept apartments from the first time, waiting for the elimination of shortcomings for several months. The quality of finishing suffers, it is recommended to make repairs yourself. There are very few Parking spaces.
8 Policy Groups
One of the best was Polis Group, which won several awards for its excellent start in the market. Having opened in 2014, the company has already managed to hand over 770 thousand square meters. meters. It has more than 3 thousand places in kindergartens and schools. The site contains all the documents on completed and under construction houses. Project declarations with the names of managers are publicly available. Although there is very little information about the latter. Polis Group has established relationships with the best banks, offering mortgage loans. Cameras are installed at each site, and online broadcasts are conducted. Popular residential complexes are Polis on Komendantsky and Polis on Neva, the construction of Parkland is coming to an end.
There is an opportunity to buy apartments with a 20% discount, making a 100% prepayment. However, the finishing materials leave much to be desired. The cheapest Chinese brands are used, which leave dents and prints. Elevators often don’t work, and houses are tall. Many people have problems with ventilation. Children’s playgrounds are placed near roadways, and the lighting is minimal. The management company belongs to Polis Group, but it is in no hurry to solve problems. It is worth paying for apartments, the company’s interest is lost.
Lenstroytrest appeared in the top thanks to the decent quality of monolithic, frame and panel housing. The company uses its own materials, which are produced at the Gatchina SSK. The cost varies from 1,700,000 to 11 million rubles. The site boasts a whole list of awards for the reliability and quality of not only apartments, but also adjacent territories. The company prefers a Scandinavian style, the most popular projects are considered to be Iqgatchina, Jutteri and NYU-Ton.
Buyers in reviews warn that the apartments are located in the suburbs of St. Petersburg, and it is inconvenient to get to The city. The company forgets about its promises to build kindergartens and shops. But it is well equipped with green areas, sports and playgrounds. There are even bike paths and dog walking areas. However, we did not put the company higher in the rating due to several trials. The contract says that LST Gatchina is engaged in construction, although the money goes to Lenstroytrest. As a result, the first company that has no funds on its account is responsible. Buyers win the courts, but they don’t get paid. It is recommended to be careful not to purchase housing at the initial stages of construction.
6 L1 SK No. 1
We couldn’t help but call L1 SK No. 1 conscientious, as the company has commissioned more than 200 houses over several decades of operation. Many projects have a unique architecture for St. Petersburg, such as the Izumrudny Ostrov residential complex, Yantarny Bereg, and Imperial. Since 2012, the developer handed over the keys to 6,700 apartments, there were no serious delays. At the same time, 4-5 complexes are being built, the last one being the Marshal residential complex.
Customers say that the company is reliable, but you need to monitor your work. The apartment is occupied by different teams, so the quality of finishing varies in the rooms. The process moves slowly, but it doesn’t freeze completely. There are regular problems with the heating supply, and up to six months pass between commissioning and receiving the keys. There are no serious shoals, but there are many comments on the finish. It is recommended to take it without it. Not all workers comply with the regime, sometimes they make noise late at night or early in the morning. Social facilities are being built very slowly, and there are no kindergartens or schools in the new districts.
5 Northern city
One of the most conscientious we considered the Northern city, which appeared in 1993 in the RBI group. The company builds comfort-class homes, focusing on ecology and convenience. There are apartments in St. Petersburg and the region. The company builds “cities within a city” that have a developed infrastructure: social institutions, sports grounds, Parking lots, shops and parks. In 2017, the organization won the consumer Confidence award. We are somewhat confused not very informative website, there isn’t enough information about the objects, number of apartments, their area. But the most popular projects were named: “House on the bend of the Neva”, Mistola Hills and “Time House near Moskovsky”.
In 2017-2018, the developer had problems with deadlines, but they were resolved in 6 months. At the same time, in a hurry, the company made mistakes in the layout: holes in the walls, cracks in the pipes, and curves in the concrete structures. Many refused to sign the admission agreement and waited for several more months. The company does not report on the progress of construction, ignores questions, or sends you to read the contract. Their social networks are closed from comments. The documents contain points that allow you to circumvent FZ-214. In General, it is safest to buy apartments without finishing at the last stages of construction.
4 Setl City
One of the most reliable we considered Setl City, which appeared in St. Petersburg in 1994, selling real estate in all price segments. You can choose from comfort and business class apartments, and there are elite options in premium areas. The company’s portfolio includes 200 residential properties, the territory is ennobled with Park areas and entertainment venues. Kindergartens and Parking lots are being built. The company cooperates with the best banks in the country, offering a favorable mortgage. The cost of apartments varies from 2 to 90 million. We are pleased with the stable financial growth and increased sales.
Buyers do not recommend overpaying for” specific ” housing on the top floors, as the layout of the area will not allow you to enjoy nature or the river. But on the site there is a broadcast from the construction site. The company has already experienced several crises, renting out all the houses. There were delays, but big scandals were avoided. When buying turnkey finishes, it is important to carefully check everything, the first time the apartment is rarely accepted. For example, there is a swollen laminate flooring, crooked tiles in the bathroom, scratched glass. Unfortunately, plumbing, doors and Windows are made of cheap materials, even in comfort-class homes.
Etalon has earned the title of a conscientious developer due to its comprehensive approach to building construction. The company comprises 65 companies engaged in development, design, preparation, materials, construction and operation. Etalon focuses on comfort and business class housing, with the Botany complex being a Prime example. The site regularly publishes financial data and provides information about the management team. We liked that the project declarations and their changes were posted. The “construction Bulletin” is updated monthly, where the progress of work is described in pictures. In addition to the website, the company regularly updates data in social networks and Youtube.
Reviews show that the best apartments are sold without finishing. There are a lot of shoals, and after accepting housing, they will not be corrected. It’s hard to see all the errors the first time, so many people had to fix them themselves. Materials for finishing are used the cheapest, as a result, you can not save on repairs. But we are pleased with the stable growth of the developer, sales increase annually by 20%-30%. Some objects put under the trademark “Etalon-invest” and CJSC SSMO “LenSpetsSMU”, but it’s the same firm.
We put the CDP, which opened in 1999 and regularly delivers new projects,in a worthy place in the top. During this time, the company has built several hundred houses. In 2018, the CDP sold apartments in 18 complexes, most of which have a good infrastructure. The developer does not forget about kindergartens, clinics and schools. The company focuses on cost-effective housing and cooperates with all popular banks, offering more than 50 programs. The firm welcomes the maternity capital and a military mortgage.
Buyers talk about a decent finish from the developer, there are no serious complaints. The materials are simple and low-cost. However, the company has seriously disrupted deadlines several times, making customers nervous. There are problems with Parking areas, there can be 60 car spaces per house out of 600 apartments. As a result, the neighboring yards, Parking lots and playgrounds are clogged. It is important to note that the site lists prices for a 100% lump sum payment. Under any other conditions, they are far from being as profitable, and the final cost may come as an unpleasant surprise.
1 YIT Saint Petersburg
We considered YIT Saint Petersburg to be the best developer, which produced about 200 objects. The main areas of activity are comfort and business class buildings, design of the adjacent territory. In 2017, the company won several competitions for the quality of work and reliability. It is possible to take out a mortgage, arrange installments or get a discount on full payment. Houses are delivered on time, keys are handed over quickly. Buyers have complaints about the finish, but the jambs are much smaller than others. The walls are smooth, high-quality materials. The company has the right to change the area of the apartment by 1 meter, as stated in the contract.
Buyers warn that you need to be more careful with repairs from the developer. The contract specifies analogs of materials that are worse in quality than the original ones. Walls and communications are “smart”, so you should not drill and hammer nails without preparation. The houses are well made, the surrounding area is well maintained, there are green areas. The company observes the mode of noisy work, does not disturb at night. However, there are always not enough ground Parking spaces, which is a typical problem for St. Petersburg.