Ramsay drops controversial toilet repairs bill in humiliating U-turn
Halls previously said they could not afford to pay the bill despite its £100k maintenance budget
Friday morning Ramsay Hall waived its controversial £2000 bill on freshers for damage caused in last month’s unauthorised party.
The event was attended by hundreds of students from halls across UCL and saw a condom machine, urinal and a sink ripped from the basement toilet walls.
Staff responded four weeks later with a maintenance bill on all 600 residents – but many freshers had not attended the party.
Following complaints from residents, the halls were today forced into an embarrassing volte-face.
In an email confusingly entitled “Non-fused adaptors”, Ramsay Warden Mitesh Vargadia admitted many at the party were not Ramsay residents.
He then launches a scathing attack on individuals behind the “ludicrous” damage.
Ramsay previously said the cost of damage exceeded its £2,000 minor repairs budget, meaning it had no choice but charge 600 freshers instead.
Jonny Marks, a first year Biomechanical Engineering student, says: “It’s an outrage that I am having to pay through the nose for a party I wasn’t even at, especially seeing as the condom machine hasn’t even been replaced.”
The halls have an eye watering £100,000 to spend on maintenance.
A fuming member of staff at Ramsay reception said: “I’m not going to answer to any questions for the Tab.”