All credit to them. It tells us that 81 year old Hilda Gannon has been presented with a bill of £850 to remove doors and flooring in her recently vacated New Charter house. The story reports that she was living at her house for 16 years and New Charter claim that Mrs Gannon, who is reportedly profoundly deaf, knew and agreed to the charges.
Sound familiar? It should do, because we carried a similar story about a different person in March of this year. See here .
The similarity is most remarkable. Is this a deliberate policy of New Charter?
We make several observations. If she is a tenant of 16 years then she was there before New Charter was the landlord. Did Tameside housing have the same policy? If not what protection was extended to their former tenants?
New Charter Homes Ltd is a registered charity. What kind of charity treats the elderly in such a dispicable manner? One that needs to be asked what do they actually do to deserve the status?
How do they arrive at their prices? We already know that they charge £250 for disposal of bulky rubbish that TMBC charge £25 to remove. .
The most remarkable part of this sorry tale is that it is not unique. How many others have been similarly fleeced?
Blow the whistle, let us know.