Residents to pay maintenance fees
RESIDENTS opposing the introduction of maintenance charges for communal areas of flats have lost their battle.
Following a consultation with residents from July 7 to August 4 First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) decided to introduce service charges despite opposition from residents.
The charges - ranging from 86p to £10 a week depending on the maintenance required - will be phased in over three years starting from November 7 with the full charge payable from April 2019.
The consultation ran as a result of the government's summer budget which announced a one per cent rent reduction each year for... read more
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