truckyboy wrote:I wonder ( no i am sure ) there will be help for my wife and I regarding roads and pavements where we live. We live in Pomorie in a new residential complex, and this is the 4th year where we find it difficult to get to our block. This is due to the fact we have no roads or pavements, after rain it is a swamp, whereby we have to hop from one brick to the next, or walk through the swamp. The builders did put up a makeshift pavement, and we have spoken to them about the area, only to be told that its not their responsibility, but that of the council..so where do we go from here, who can we complain to, because its getting beyond a joke now and something needs to be done.
The other issue is the builders have now started to charge `maintenance` a cleaner comes in and sweeps the floors etc, and there are aditional costs to be met for the lift. he charges 100 EUROS, per apartment and i think its too much, as it equates to almost £2000 per annum for him, and i`m sure its not what he pays out..i`ve just written about my charges here in the uk and thats £600 which includes an admin fee of £78. Is it the builder who sets these charges, or are there guidlines ?
I have a feeling that this ought to be in the Property Advice section and that some of the answers might be already there.
How much road and pavement is missing exactly, is your development the last out on a limb? I was always under the impression that the developer was responsible for paving, road access on the territory
of the development itself and the Municipality responsible for main road pavement access, but I'm only assuming and don't know factually.
One man throwing wobblers in the Municipal offices might not carry much water, but if all the other residents could group together and complain either in person or via a petition then, it might, I stress MIGHT have some effect. It is difficult to understand whether adverse publicity works in this country, but if the developer still has lots of empty apartments to sell then, it is in his interest to get it done (if he has any cash left). Try and get the local newspaper involved, nice photograph of you and Misses Truck playing hopscotch on the bricks in 6 inches of mud and water.
As for the communal charges, you also need to band together and form some residents association and get things planned for future rises. I pay on the square metres of my flat back in Russia and as it is 180 sq metres, I pay the concierge's wages about 10 times more per year than the going rate, nothing I can do about it unfortunately except apply for the job of concierge!
Ps. Drop Oldtimer a PM, she might well be able to offer some valuable assistance.