RESIDENTS who have spent £250,000 on new buildings say they have faced a nightmare after being threatened by debt collectors.
Adrian Tacchi said he and other Shropshire locals have now come together after being “tricked” by the housing developer.
The homeowner said the group paid a whopping £500 a year to someone to keep the area tidy – but it was not done.
Adrian was one of dozens of people splurging on new properties in the Shrewsbury housing development five years ago.
He said property management company Residential Management Group Ltd (RMG) always charges homeowners an annual maintenance fee.
But Adrian says the area is littered with litter, the lawns are starting to reach his ankles, and the flower beds are now overgrown with weeds.
He said Sovereign Park residents who refused to pay £500 were now threatened by debt collectors.
Plus, Adrian claims that he and other residents only recently discovered that they don’t own the land their house is on because it’s a rental property.
Now the residents have gathered and are planning against the management company.
Adrian said to Shropshire Star: “We formed a resident association due to the very poor management service we had to pay.
“We moved here in December 2019 right before the pandemic so little or no maintenance was done, but despite that they asked to do the whole thing.
“They didn’t do what they were supposed to do. They never picked up the trash – there’s trash that’s been there since January.
“They had to prune the trees and that was never done, and they wouldn’t touch the road. They even left the flower beds completely covered with weeds.
“They claimed that everything was done and thought we wouldn’t notice that it wasn’t done.”
He claims that when he bought his house for £250,000 five years ago, he understood that it was a completely free property.
Adrian added: “We didn’t know we didn’t own the land on which our house was located. It was a rental property. We were duped.”
The Shrewsbury man claims the entire estate, including 200 homes, is furious about the situation.
He said their first residents association meeting was attended by about 40 people, and added: “Some of them have sent a collection letter. We thought there was a procedure for that, but doesn’t seem to be the case.
“We’re happy to pay them increasing wages if they get the job done. But they don’t do it.”
The Sun Online has approached RMG for comment.