An ex-pat pensioner living in Krakow for 14 years has spent the past six months fighting to have his home’s electricity supply reconnected – but neither the owner nor the manager of the city centre building in which he lives have so far moved to help him.
John Hadman, 72, a UK national, lost the electricity supply to his home on January 27. He called in a private, qualified electrician but could not get permission from building owners Greg SP Zoo or management firm Lokia to have the work carried out. Mr Hadman enlisted the help of Krakow’s consumer protection federation (Federacja Konsumentów Oddział w Krakowie), and eventually took his case to the public prosecutor – although the prosecutor’s office formally rejected the case in early April.
Just two weeks later, on April 22, Mr Hadman’s water supply was cut off. He has lived since then with no electricity or water, and has so far received no help with either from Lokia or Greg. FKOK have continued to push for re-connection – and the Krakow Post has seen documentation proving that Mr Hadman is not behind with payments – but have so far been unsuccessful.
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