On many of our houses we have a charge which will cover services.
These can cover:
- Maintaining communal landscaped or grassed areas
- Stair lighting
- Communal electricity supplies
- Communal area window cleaning
- Back court maintenance
- Property maintenance costs of common areas at sheltered housing
We set a charge that simply covers the actual cost of providing the service with a very small management fee. Service charges can also be covered by Housing Benefit/Universal Credit for those tenants that qualify.