Why New York State home owners can’t catch a break!

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When the City can’t make their budget who pays the bill, the Home owner.

When the city tears up the roads with the DPW trucks who pays for the oiling, the Home Owner.

When the State and the County raise property taxes again, and then NY state gives the Home Owner a rebate, who takes it back, the City Common Council.

The Home owner looses every time in NY, because any rebate they were expecting to receive will now be in the form of a higher property tax burden.

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1041056#.U7SFFfldU90

When the Home owner is late on their water bill after the first of the year, the City will call this arrears and place a small portion of that bill on the home owners property taxes and call it water rent, just to make the home owners escrow payment even higher and to force them into paying the Department of Water on time after the first of the year just to avoid this scam charge. That is the only way this benefits the City because to wait a year for pennies that they could have had now just doesn’t make any sense. Even scammers don’t have it this good.

This is the wonders of being a Home Owner in NY State. You cringe every time your new tax bill is due to arrive, your problems are not with paying the Mortgage payment, but with paying your escrow payment. It’s just like having an adjustable rate payment on a thirty year fixed loan!

New York State places an incredibly high and unfair property tax burden on it’s Home Owners. If your a first time home buyer and you think your getting a good deal because the property here is really cheap, don’t make that purchase, because the entire burden of the State will be coming out of your pocket, and all you will have left is your home.

If you haven’t received your Property Tax Rebate check yet, contact the New York State Tax Department at (518) 453-8146.

http://www.governor.ny.gov/1107propertytaxcapvideotranscript

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Beckens every road leads to a scam.

Beckens Moving Company is the worst of the moving industry, they give our solders with moving orders an estimate for their move and return all calls, and then once the customer signs the binding contract, the truck shows up days late, the driver now wants $100’s of dollars for packing materials. Then they try to charge $150 just to pack a Flat Screen TV! These people fought for our country and this company is working to rip them and the Armed Forces off.

Now once Beckens Moving Company gets your stuff you might never get it back, and if you do they will want more money out of you. Even after they provided you with rotten service, they will give no discount and will just have the so called third party driver that you didn’t hire, try to force you to pay whatever he requests to retrieve your belongings.

When you try to contact Beckens, they have stopped taking your calls, and they are no longer located at the address on the contract. When they do answer the phone they are rude, disrespectful, nasty and will tell you they will call you back, but that never happens, and once they do finally deliver your belongings it’s months late from the delivery date and the driver is asking for more money, isn’t that funny.

If you need to move, don’t call these fools, by the time you get your things back you will already have replaced most of it and have paid extra for it. If Beckens Moving Company has picked up your belongings and lost them or are holding them hostage for more money then your binding contract allows, call http://www.moverescue.com/ and fight back. This company has an F rating with the BBB and is not customer friendly!

Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move

TWC Modem leasing fees, and the Class Action Suit

It’s bad enough that Time Warner Cable has awful customer service and they now require digital adapters on analog TV‘s for a fee, but starting November 2012 they are going to start charging long time customers a so called leasing fee for their internet modems of $3.95 a month. If your not happy about that, you can buy your own but it must be one that’s approved for service by Time Warner Cable and that could run about $200 or more.

Buy or lease your modem

“According to CNY Time Warner Communications Manager Stephanie Salanger, the company’s main goal is to give customers the best experience possible and charging the fee will allow them to continually service the equipment and enhance their Internet services.”

That’s funny, considering customers have complained of having the worst experience possible with this company, and charging this additional fee more and more consumers will be leaving TWC. They boast about having so many ways to contact customer service, chat, email and phone, but if you try to call it’s always busy, if you open a chat session you get referred to call, and if you email they will reply with a referral to call, or no response at all.

Time Warner Cable figures if you can’t get through their busy phone line to complain, you’ll just go away, and if you do get through, they will say anything to get you off the phone, they will tell you “they are going to escalate your complaint and someone will call you back”. Well that won’t happen, these reps could care less, unless you don’t pay your bill you will never hear back from them. This company has the worst service by far, and now they are starting to gouge us with fee’s. Time to make a change, and start to complain email the CEO below.

Glenn A. Britt
Chairman, President and CEO
Time Warner Cable
60 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023
glenn.britt@twcable.com

Time Warner modem leasing fee class action suit: Read the Summons and Complaint here

The Truth About The Property Tax Oiling Fee

As if us New Yorkers don’t already pay the highest property taxes around, which have gone up as much as $100 or more since Mayor Stephanie Miner took office, some home owners are burdened paying an additional fee for oiling every five years of $100 or more. If the home is located on city owned property that has no curb, the homeowners are charged every five years for an oiling fee, and guess who gets to make the decision of who has curbs and who doesn’t, the City, and if the City decides to put curbs in, the whole street must agree, and guess who gets to pay for it, the homeowners!

The City of Syracuse will tell you its because of the dirt produced from their no-curbed part of property that your home is located on, but many have just a little patch that couldn’t produce dirt if it tried. It is the Department of Public Works (DPW) trucks and heavy equipment that are tearing up the roads and dirt, and causing damage to home owners sewer pipes and vents, and the City of Syracuse refuses to respond, this is Mayor Stephanie Miner‘s ignore it and it will go away plan.

I think this fee is unfair and the city uses it to accumulate bigger tax payments from our escrow accounts, so much for the the property tax cap!

National Grids Late Payment Greed

National Grid Collections department is harassing paying customers who’s bills are late with daily automated calls asking for personal information, without any explanation of who the caller is or what they are looking for.

The wonderful collections department at National Grid are rude and ask debt collection type questions, then say they can harass and annoy you with their automated calls until they get their payment! They are worse then the scammers trying to scam you into paying for a debt.

If you restrict their calls, they just send you what they call a continuing shutoff notice for the past due bill, and after you pay the past due bill upon receipt of their shutoff notice and before the shutoff date, a few days later another continuing shutoff notice arrives with the same shutoff date but now for your current bill which is not even due yet, all because you won’t let them call you for payment, and the Public Service Commission says: National Grid is doing nothing wrong. Well ain’t that a big surprise!

Us consumers have paid for the remodel of the entire building located in Syracuse, with all brand new offices, just so they could outsource all their jobs. This company is all about profit! Between National Grid‘s outrageous delivery fees and their questionable billing practices, the Public Disservice Commission should be ashamed that it has allowed this monopoly to continue to harass and over charge their utility customers.

http://complaintwire.org/complaint/X6QBAAAAAAA/national-grid-collections

http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-800-443-1837

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