What service charges cover
Services we provide
|Some buildings with communal doors, stairs and hallways are cleaned by our communal cleaning contractor.
|Communal Window Cleaning
|Communal windows are cleaned once a year
|We provide lighting to shared areas such as staircases and landings and some outside lighting. Charges are divided between the number of flats using the meter.
|We maintain the gardens and grassed spaces in communal areas. Some sweeping and hedge cutting also takes place.
|We insure the structure of the block and the shared areas. The insurance covers 'all perils' including subsidence (land caving in or sinking). It does not cover you for damage to or loss of the contents of your flat, but you may be able to claim for damage caused by flooding from another flat. See a summary of insurance. The full policy can be viewed by appointment at Ebley Mill.
|We paint the inside and outside parts of the shared areas. There is a rolling seven year programme of work for this.
|We carry out day to day repairs needed in the shared areas of the building.
|We maintain and repair the door entry system.
|We charge £10 per year for ground rent. This is for renting the land on which the property stands.
|Many of our blocks of flats have a communal digital television aerial. You must get our permission in writing if you want to put up a satellite dish or any other outside aerial.
|This charge covers our administrative costs and we currently work it out as 15% of your service charge
|Some of our leaseholders are charged a management fee. This is currently £50 per annum.