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Free Amenities Camelot Campus 015

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At Camelot Campus 015 we already pay very high rent and amenities costs every month. Despite this there are numerous flaws to this housing development. We believe it needs to be run differently.

The communal cinema and kitchen are locked unless you pay extortionate amounts to hire it- as well as leaving a 100 euro deposit prior to use. This was never stipulated in the advertising for the housing, nor was it mentioned in our contractual agreements.

There needs to be a system in place for the weekends when there is no one to service the front desk- currently it means access to the cinema and kitchen is restricted to weekdays only.

These amenities should be offered for free- with a sign up and deposit taken to maintain accountability in the case of damage etc to the facilities. Over the weekend a similar system needs to be negotiated between Camelot and its tenants.

Secondly, as it stands at the moment the games areas are useless. While there are multiple games tables, none are supplied with the equiptment needed to use them. Unless you buy your own you cannot play. This is an additional unexpected fee from Camelot.

Thirdly in these communal and games areas the lights are automatically turned off at 11 pm every evening which cuts off your social activities. As these lights do not impact the rooms of the tenants, we believe they should be left on over night or turned to a sensor so that if there is someone using the space they aren't forced to do so in the dark.

Another complaint is the cost of laundry. Currently not all the washing/ drying machines are in working order, which is hugely inconvenient for such a large housing building. Further more the cost of laundry is 2-3 x higher than other student accommodations that offer the same service. The price of this amenity is also compounded by the 4.5 euro fee addition to load money onto our Camelot card. Currently it is not stipulated if we will receive money left on the card back to our accounts at the end of our stay.

Finally is the waste build up outside the bike sheds at the entrance to Camelot Campus, as it stands the waste is being disposed of once a week and there is no differentiation between rubbish waste, recycling and organic matter. This is a matter that the Dutch government has spent considerable time trying to implement through its waste and refuse sorting programs. We are also situated opposite TU Delft which is at the forefront of waste reuse and recycling. For a residential buildling situated where it is, its not good enough to only provide open skips bins being emptied once a week. Not to mention the smell that affects the lower ground apartments on the east facing side of the building.

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