Neighbours of a young woman tragically killed in a suspected carbon monoxide leak are furious after housing chiefs announced increased rent and backdated service charges.
People living at the Bedfont Lakes housing development, where Elouise Littlewood died earlier this year, claim the move is like 'rubbing salt in the wound'.
The 26-year-old childcare assessor was found dead in her Barratt Homes-built flat on February 27, while her flatmate Simon Kilby, 31, remains in a serious condition in West Middlesex Hospital.
As many as 60 flats may have had faulty boilers in the months leading up to the tragedy and some tenants have remained without gas since the incident with remedial work not scheduled until June 24.
Despite this, social landlord Notting Hill Housing Trust (NHHT) increased monthly rents and demanded over £500 in service charges for the block dating back to April 2007.
"Some people have contested the charges and had them lowered," said Jasmin Solomon, who set up the Wooldridge Close Tenants Association following the tragedy.
"But we are annoyed, to say the least. It's like rubbing salt in the wounds after what's happened."
A NHHT spokeswoman insisted service charges had not increased while any rent rises had been within the rate of inflation.