What are communal charges?

These are the costs of items or services that you share with the other people in your block. Some of these will be basic amenities like water and gas. Others might be items that make your communal areas nicer, or otherwise improve the building offerings. One example is a communal TV Aerial that we might provide, maintain and service for the building.

This could also be communal electricity which would include all the lights in the hallways and around the block. It could also be heating for shared radiators around the building. It may also be signage, like ‘no ball games’ or ‘no smoking’.

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​Have another query about your service charges? Find out more information on our FAQs about service charges.