Service Charges

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Service Charges

Shared electricity bills

If you share a hallway or car park with wall lights or have the communal area heated by a gas boiler, you will share the cost of the electricity and gas to pay for this. Your service charge covers the actual cost of the electricity and gas, plus a small administration charge.

Fire alarms and emergency lighting

Where the law requires, we must have these in flats or shared hallways to keep our tenants safe. A variety of people are involved in inspecting, testing and servicing them for us including service specialist contractors. This is what they do:
o Weekly: fire point tests where required, updating logbook;
o Monthly: inspection and testing of emergency lights.
Your service charge also covers an administration charge and pays into a ‘sinking fund’. This is used to pay for replacing your fire alarms and emergency lighting when they get old, or lifts and door entry systems.

Service Charges

All tenants pay rent on their homes. However, some tenants have extra services and pay a charge for them. These can include the following:

  • Landscaping communal (shared) area
  • Cleaning communal hallways in flats
  • Fire alarms, emergency lighting, door intercoms
  • Shared lighting for hallways
  • Shared water rates
  • Maintenance and servicing of lifts
  • Laundry service

Landscaping service

You pay a charge for landscaping if Manningham Housing owns land where you live, and you share it with other residents. (This can include lawns, shrubs, laundry or other communal areas) delete this not needed. If you have this service, this is what you pay for:

  • Grass cutting
  • Litter picking
  • Pruning and hedge cutting
  • Weeds
  • Leaf clearing

More Information

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