A pensioner has blasted Falkirk Council for charging £112 to change lightbulbs.
David Skinner (82) said he was shocked to discover how much it had cost for the local authority to repair lights in a communal close at Kerse Road in Grangemouth.
Despite the cost being split between the neighbours, Mr Skinner said the charge was too high.
He said: “I was charged £14 for this, which is one eighth of the total bill.
“That means the bill is £112 to change a lightbulb for a stairwell in a block of flats
“I’ve spoken to local councillors and they agree it’s over the top.”
A spokesperson for Falkirk Council said: “An emergency repair was requested for this block to repair three lights in the communal close.
“Our repairs are charged based on a standard schedule of rates, which will be dependant on the materials, tradesmen and equipment required. An emergency repair will also incur a surcharge.
“Owner/occupiers living in flatted properties pay a percentage of any communal repairs carried out by the council on behalf of our tenants.”