Today I found out that my maintenance fees for my apartment have doubled.
Yup. Instead of paying $282 a month for NOTHING (which I already thought was high) now I pay $543.
FIVE HUNDRED AND FOURTY-THREE DOLLARS A MONTH for a tiny pool that is only open 3 months of the year, elevators that don't work, a very unsafe and unsecure building and a central heating system that leaves a layer of dust all over my place.
ON TOP OF THE FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE I PAY IN MORTGAGES.
That means I am paying well over a $1000 a month for 430 tiny square feet.
Now I mean business. Since I co-own the place with my dad, I just emailed him the facts. If this doesn't sway him to sell, I don't know what will. Aside from the fact that the small yellow house in front of me has been bought by a real estate company and they are planning to build an 18-storey highrise there by next year which will COMPLETELY BLOCK THE SEA VIEW FROM MY APARTMENT - actually, all views and even the roof deck will be affected since my building is about 5 floors lower than the proposed one.