We are running the owner's welfare association for our apartment and managing the day-to-day activities and some improvements.
In one of the meetings, the question has been raised in Maintenance Charges & Capex Amount for the 2BHK and 3 BHK houses.
Just to give a quick background, we recently implemented the Water Meters in our apartment and seggregated the water expenses from the general maintenance. So people have questioned:
1. Why should we have the per sq.ft based charges for the general maintenance, as all the houses are using the same amenities and there is no difference between a 2 BHK and 3 BHK? The general maintenance should be shared equally by all the apartments right?
2. Should the CAPEX money be collected equally for a 2 BHK & 3 BHK house or it should be based on per sq.ft charges, as the CAPEX will act as a buffer to suffice our general maintenance?
We couldn't take up any immediate decisions on this front. So we are still continuing the same way how we were doing it (per sq.ft based charges) though the water charges are removed from genral maintenance.
Your valuable suggestions & decisions will help us in resolving any concensus raised related to this.