Service charges go towards the cost of the extra services and benefits we provide that aren't covered by your rent. Not everyone pays service charges, but if you do they'll be set out in your tenancy / lease agreement.
Service charges go towards things such as:
- The cleaning and caretaking of communal areas, including maintenance and gardening
- The servicing and maintenance of lifts (if your building has them)
- Buildings insurance
- And more
The cost of service charges usually vary from year to year depending on how much it has cost us to provide the service. You can find out more about service charges and how we calculate them here.