James Hatts wrote:sjac wrote:Really? Lets try another spin on this:
Developers make homes even more affordable
Resident John Doe stated: "I'm so glad that they've limited our costs by excluding us from this potentially very expensive shared garden. Given that we have our own roof garden anyway we'd probably never use it, and the increased service charges that it would have brought would probably have been a struggle. Did I mention that I pay only £161 per week for my 3-bedroom flat?!? It's incredible, given that the market price would be at least 10 times that. Now that I don't have to pay for the increased service charge my home will remain truly affordable. Thanks Southwark and Berkeley Homes!"
Hilariously, the editorial column in today's Southwark News quotes some of the words above from sjac's polemic as if 'John Doe' was a real tenant of Horace Jones House.
jimfearnley wrote:I'm confused by the Mail article, which I thought was poor (and grammatically too!).
jimfearnley wrote:I thought access to the roof garden had been rescinded from occupants of an existing adjacent social housing estate
jimfearnley wrote:and that this has nothing to do with the prospective tenants of the 43 flats in the new development, who are paying 'affordable' rents, ie, at up to 80% of open market rates, rather than amounts associated with most social tenancies.
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