To push people to pay their service charges, Emaar has started naming and shaming people who are not willing to pay maintenance charges on time.
Right at the entrance of the different communities within The Springs area, the developer has put up the street and villa numbers of those who haven’t paid up.
“They put up the notice informing owners to pay their charges some months back, now they’ve put up the list of the houses who still haven’t paid,” said the security personnel in one of the Springs.
“I think it’s a good thing to do. Everybody is enjoying the amenities that are offered, then why not pay up,” said one resident of Springs 11.
“I’m sure many of the defaulters are people who have rented out their place. They are happy in collecting the rent but don’t pay up,” she added.
Emaar has carried out such exercises in the past to ensure that dodgers pay up. The developer put such lists in the Greens who failed to pay their service fees on time.
The developer had previously described the practice as “routine” and tagged the exercise as “concerted initiatives" aimed to increase awareness that service charges are for the up keep of the property and should be considered as an investment on the long-term value of the property.