What is rent?

Rent is payable on your property for the cost of providing, managing, maintaining and improving your home.
The money that we raise through rent collection goes back into providing services and maintaining your home.

What is a service charge?

Some tenancies involve a charge for services, this is for services on your scheme which are not covered by your rent.
A service charge is what you pay for a service you get and can include the following:
  • Cleaning and grounds maintenance
  • Servicing and maintaining lifts
  • Repairing and replacing equipment like door entry systems and fire fighting equipment
  • The cost of shared utilities (such as electricity, gas or water)
  • Infestation treatment
If you would like more information on rent and service charges please contact the Housing team or download our RENT & SERVICE CHARGE LEAFLET (A4 )