We have received notification of the new service charges for Fitzgerald Court. This is absolutely outrageous. How on earth do they expect people to just pay an extra £60.00 per month. We have received two notification letters in separate names and there is no explanation as to whether it £15.00 a week for each person or each property. This is supposed to be a non-profitable organization and yet they put these charges onto people’s rents without listening to the difficulties this will put people into financially. We don’t even receive a cost of living rise in our wages that would cover this extortionate rise. The breakdown they have shown is also a joke. We wouldn’t mind paying an extra £5.00 a week but really £15.00 is just greedy. These charges will physically put people into debt. Surely what they are doing is against the law.
We also cannot believe they are getting rid of concierge service, it has taken nearly three years to clean up the flats and now we just dread to think what it will be like without them. Again all about the greed of the manager of the concierge service, feel so sorry for all the staff that has worked so hard to provide a wonderful service and now have no jobs to go to whilst the manager is holidaying it up with their hard earned wages.
We will definitely be moving to private affordable accommodation in the near future as will not be paying Irwell Valleys extortionate rise in rent.