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Service Charges, Ground Rent and Actuals

When you buy a flat in a building owned by the Council, you buy a leasehold interest in the property. This means that you are legally responsible to pay a proportion of the running and management costs for your block. These costs are called service charges.

Service Charges and Ground Rent are due on the 1st April, although we do offer a payment plan over 10 months, with the Ground Rent being collected on the first payment. Service Charge invoices are sent out in the middle of April and will include any credit / debit carried out from the previous year.

Actuals are sent out by October each year and these show you how your Service Charge invoices are calculated for the upcoming year.

Click pdf icon here [150kb]  to find out more about service charges .  You can find out about your legal rights and obligations pdf icon here [218kb]  .