Residents in Pavilions will be charged for excrement found in a lift unless the perpetrator is found. On Thursday February 18th the facilities team of Pavilions discovered human excrement in the lift of Ellison House. This incident follows a graffiti attack in Proctor Mews the week before, as well as another incident of excrement in the same block.
Samantha Barnes, marketing assistant at Digs, said that the cost to clean the excrement will be about £126, equating to £1 per resident. This cost can’t be avoided by residents despite the fact that the perpetrator may not even live in the block in question. If residents refuse to pay then Digs, the company who run Pavilions, will deduct the cost from the £150 deposit.
Rent in the Pavilions averages over £100 per week with one bedroom apartments costing £170 per week. Apparently these huge costs are not enough to cover incidents such as this because it is unfair to residents who do not cause damage. Helen Halton, a resident in Ellison House, argues that it is also unfair to charge everyone, despite the small cost: “I don’t want to pay for something I’ve had nothing to do with.”
Barnes said: “It is hoped that the perpetrator can be found so that the charge can be dropped for all residents. At this time however we are still no wiser as to who committed these acts.”
Residents in Proctor Mews are also to be charged for the graffiti clean up: “We have so far had no response to the request for information and so the clean up operation is being carried out and there will be redecoration needed. Due to this there will definitely be block charges for this incident… we are not sure of the total cost but residents will be informed in due course.”Tweet