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August 09 Edition Cover

Serviced apartments are good, says poll

28 Sep 2010

Most Docklanders approve of serviced apartments, according to the September ‘Docklands News’ online poll.

Some 19 people responded with 11 (57.9 per cent) of them saying they liked serviced apartments.

Respondents were invited to leave comments. Some are reproduced here:

Serviced apartments destroy the community and cause increased maintenance on the buildings with operators gaining all the benefits without paying a cent towards extra maintenance they cause.

Many short stay visitors treat the residential areas with complete disregard. It is time to take action and stop this trend as this isn’t a motel it is a residential precinct.

I like, but I am cautious about how they work in mixed-use buildings for security reasons.

Bringing more tourists to the area. As long as they are controlled and rules are laid down such as the ones in NewQuay.

Yes, it brings a different opportunity to experience Docklands like a home.

I am a resident and it is disruptive.

I have more than one serviced apartment on my level and the common areas are the most dirty and poorly maintained. Service apartments invite strangers into the neighbourhood and why would these strangers give a damn about the liveability of a place they will leave?

I live at the Palladio and I am sick of seeing people with prostitutes for the night. I am sick of the way people who stay overnight put rubbish in the rubbish room and not down the chute. The smell of rubbish permeates the floor because of these people.

Good return on investment.

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Comments

  • Carol and Oystein Berg at 3:59pm on 01/10/10

    The Nolan Owners Corporation discussed serviced apartments and by far the consensus was that serviced apartments are undesirable in buildings with long term residents. Residential buildings are not designed for serviced apartments. We are disappointed that the developer is a major serviced apartment operator. Follow Paris and New York and ban serviced apartments from residential buildings.

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