So, after much apprehension, the shocker is finally here. Propcare has mailed the residents about the renewal of maintenance charges. Few points from the mail that will surely be of interest to everybody:
1. Maintenance Charge of Rs. 2.66 per Sq ft per Month, excluding water and DG expenses inside the flats.
2. Water/DG Expenses is proposed to be collected at Rs. 1.52 paisa per sq ft per month.
3. Service tax will be applicable on the above amount.
4. The amount needs to be paid in advance for the whole year. The bill will be raised on 1st of April, 2012 and has to be paid within 7 days..failing which would result in 15% interest p.a.
This is what happens when you don't have a Resident's Welfare Association in place. Despite repeated blog-posts and discussions no one was interested to negotiate with Propcare regarding the maintenance charges. I believe after receiving today's mail, no one still is in doubt about the date when the contract for maintenance ends! Right now the ad-hoc committee has stepped down (I came to know about it from this very mail) and the new association is still to be formed. It seems everybody in here is just too eager to spend their hard earned money! Good luck to us!