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    council service charge

    hi guys, would you say a reasonable increase this new year from april on the service is £200 extra on top of last years?

    it has gone from £998 to nearly £1200! in one year...

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    Has your banding changed?

    Most council tax has been frozen as far as i am aware

    Check on this years and last years what band you are in

    Read the letter properly, it should tell you the % increase but as Marty1981 states most councils have frozen the Council Tax.

    Original Poster

    this is the service charge not tax, sadly.. just seems a bit jump in one year

    should of made it clearer in the wording
    Edited by: "jackvdbuk" 16th May 2011

    it depends what is included, if it includes Gas or Electricity we all know how much those have risen.

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    What's council service charge? Who pays that?

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    JonnyTwoToes

    What's council service charge? Who pays that?


    the flat owners? for things like maintenance, grass cutting e.t.c

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    jackvdbuk

    the flat owners? for things like maintenance, grass cutting e.t.c



    To the council? Or do you mean just the standard 'service charge'?

    Original Poster

    erm.. yes you pay the council a service charge
    falseeconomy.org.uk/cut…ges


    this could be why its gone up £200.... hmm

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    jackvdbuk

    erm.. yes you pay the council a service … erm.. yes you pay the council a service chargehttp://falseeconomy.org.uk/cuts/item/camden-tenant-and-leaseholder-service-chargesthis could be why its gone up £200.... hmm



    OK, so you lease the flay off the council. Sorry, I was getting confused with private lettings.

    I rent an apartment out to a couple of tenants (privately) and the service charge (general upkeep, buildings insurance etc) costs £1160 a year so £1200 sounds about right.

    Depends what area of course.
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