The owner of a Glasgow nightclub has been threatened with more than £4,000 of water bills, despite the venue having been closed for nine months. 

Gavin McGreish's business, Campus, was one of those shut indefinitely after the Glasgow School of Art fire last June. 

Despite having been closed since, Gavin, 47, claims he is being threatened with a £4,295 water bill for the bar by debt collectors. 

Gavin has operated Campus since it opened around five years ago. 

The bill itself tallied up costs such as drainage of water from the roof, which is no longer in place. He was also charged by Kinex £80 to send an inspector out to confirm the water was off.

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The owner of the Sauchiehall Street business told the Sunday Mail: "We have not traded since the fire. All the services have been cut off, including the water. Legally, we can’t even access the building as it is dangerous.

“But Kinex, a trading name of Verastar Ltd, just won’t back down. I’m fed up explaining this.

“We started to receive bills from Kinex not long afterwards. I explained we had no access and the water was off but still demands came.

“I couldn’t believe it. Were they billing me for water used by the firemen as we hadn’t used any?

“This was laughable and I told them so – the building doesn’t even have a roof since it was gutted by fire.

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“Of course, he couldn’t access the premises so couldn’t confirm anything.

“Every other service provider has been very helpful and has closed accounts since the date of the fire."

However, the debt has now been written off after intervention. 

A spokesman said: “We explained to Campus in June that they needed to request the rateable value of the property be set to nil by the Scottish Assessors Association so they would not be charged from the date of the fire.

“This was not amended until February and, originally, it was not backdated to June. Following our intervention, this has been rectified with Scottish Water so no charges are due. The customer is happy we’ve resolved the issue.”

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