Renters are divided over apartment building sign that limits the time tenants can use the laundry room – but is it fair enough?
- An apartment building in NSW is limiting when tenants can use the laundry
- A renter shared a sign recently placed in the shared laundry in a Facebook post
- It said residents cannot use the facilities between the hours of 10pm and 9am
- Many in the comments were outraged at the ‘problematic’ new restrictions
- However others thought they were only fair to those who lived near the laundry
A sign erected at a laundromat restricting people from using the facilities at night and early in the morning has caused a stir among Australian renters.
A woman from New South Wales shared the sign, stating residents could not use the washers or dryers between 10pm and 9am the following day, that was placed in the laundry at her apartment building to a popular renter’s Facebook group.
‘Please operate all machines (washing machine and dryer) between the hours 9am to 10pm 7 days a week,’ the sign read.
Renters are divided online after a woman shared a notice in her apartment building’s laundry that prohibits tenants from using the facilities between the hours of 10pm and 9am
‘A timer operating the power to the machines will turn power off at a selected time (be warned).’
It said if the power is disconnected after 10pm and before 9am residents may loose their money in machines and no refund will be given.
‘There is ample time to wash clothing due to the current climate,’ it continued.
While the tenant shared the notice online because she thought 9am wasn’t early enough, others thought the restrictions were out of line
‘Tenants reside near this area, please respect early/late night noise.’
While the tenant was fine with the new rules she shared the notice online because she thought 9am wasn’t early enough, others thought the restrictions were out of line altogether.
‘I think it’s ridiculous,’ one person wrote while another agreed: ‘Those commercial machines don’t make much noise, I can’t imagine it being an issue’.
A third said the timeframe may be ‘problematic’ for people who start work at 9am and need to dry their uniform or those who work nights.
Others had no qualms about the building’s new regulations with one saying the 10pm end time was ‘generous’.
‘If there are other people around, then I think that is perfectly fine,’ a renter commented.
‘It’s a communal area, they have given plenty of time to do the washing during the days, every day,’ said another.