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Ask Curbed: Common Charges Not So Common?



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    In need of guidance, oh wayward one? Turn to the oracle that is the Ask Curbed SFinbox. We'll burden the masses with your problems, and they, our all-knowing readers, will command thee.

    Turns out "full service" just doesn't mean what it once did. These are tough times, people. But just how tough? From the inbox:

    "We live in a full service condominium and the condo board has just implemented a service charge for basic maintenance services (unclogging sinks, toilets, showers, etc). We already pay significant common charges that previously covered these services. Is this common practice?"
    So, readers: is it time to break out the Drain-O, or should our condo-dwellers be questioning this new price hike? [Curbed Inbox]

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