Environment minister Andreas Carlgren called the whole situation "unacceptable."
"People shouldn't have to worry about things like this. We have a set of rules and regulations and we have a responsibility for oversight so that these things don't happen. That's why property owners have to take responsibility for shoveling snow off in this acute phase. But the responsibility that building contractors have also needs to be followed up on."
Until twenty years ago, municipality commissions were in charge of checking building plans and inspecting the structures once they were finished. But now, the proprietors themselves are responsible for making sure the inspection takes place.
Mats Björs, chief executive officer of the Swedish Construction Clients Forum, told Radio Sweden that this change in the rules may ultimately explain why the roofs are collapsing.