I've just checked my e-mails and I've been charged £116 for the cleaning of sick from carpets. Firstly I take issue at the cost as a whole, my friend who stayed was sick, but not everywhere as the charge would imply. Furthermore, I cleaned most of it up myself on the night, and could very easily have bought some shake and vac from Tesco and done it myself for maybe £20 at the most, however, was instructed by residence admins that this was not necessary, as the hall would provide carpet cleaner for me to use. This didn't progress.
A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail informing me that a charge would be incurred for the carpet and toilet cleaning. I responded noting that I had cleaned the carpet to a decent standard on the night, and that the toilets didn't need any cleaning, and I hadn't seen the contracted cleaners go in there (it's linoleum and they were a carpet cleaning firm for gods sake), but requesting further details of the charge so I could budget or challenge it. I received no reply.
I was wondering what people think I should do, the payment is due by Dec 13th, but I'm living of £1 a week for the rest of semester so there's no way i can pay that. As soon as the office opens I'll be down to challenge them, and will instruct my bank to put a block on my account. Basically I'm just not going to pay it and see how far it goes. I was wondering if anybody had any information of charges in other halls, particularly Fife Park maybe, as I detect the University trying to get more money from certain residences, or that our ***** Residence Manager is on the fiddle.
Claims damages because he didn't get a first