Complex case related to district heating services in Supreme Court

2024 03 15

WALLESS attorneys Piret Kergandberg and Margo Lemetti represented a client in the Supreme Court yesterday, where they discussed legally complex issues related to the provision of district heating services. During the hearing, there was a lively discussion on the issues of ownership of parts of the district heating network and compulsory purchase. There was also a debate on whether a local municipality has the right to change the provider of district heating services by administrative measures and, if so, whether the Tapa Rural Municipality Council had right to do so.

Both lower courts have held that the decision of the Tapa Rural Municipality Council to transfer the exclusive right to provide district heating to the municipality’s water company was unlawful.

The judgement is expected in April.

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