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Rent and service charges

Ground rent is a small fixed sum payable by the leaseholder, to SSHA in recognition of the legal contract between them (the Lease).

A service charge is a payment you make towards the cost of providing and maintaining services to blocks of flats or maisonettes. Service charges are split fairly between all flats in the block.

The day-to-day running costs for the services provided to flats will include the following:

  • Ground rent
  • Insuring the building
  • Cleaning of communal areas
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Routine ‘day to day’ repairs and maintenance to communal parts or structure of the block
  • Energy costs (for example electricity for lighting common parts, operating lifts and so on)
  • Management fee

Please contact customer services on 01785 312000 or email if you have any queries regarding your rent and service charges.