At the Tenant’s Association, we’ve been looking at service charges once again – specifically, the invoices for work carried out between April and September 2012.
And once again, we’re raising question.
Areas we are particularly concerned about are:
- The high cost of CCTV.
- Communal electricity bills.
- Controlled door entry repairs.
What we discover will affect all of our rent and service charge bills next April.
The good news!
Our work last year (see February’s post on Service Charges) resulted in residents in several blocks having reduced rent and service charge bills this year – which, with everything else going up, is good news.
If we can maintain and improve the services we receive from Hyde and its contractors and reduce the amount we have to pay for them at the same time, then we’ll be very pleased.
If you have queries about service charges, especially if you’ve spotted anything on your bill that doesn’t look right, let us know. You can contact us by filling in the form on the right hand side of this page.