Depending on what type of accommodation you live in there may be other charges as listed below:
A ‘service charge’ is an amount you have to pay to cover the cost of providing and maintaining shared areas and is divided among the tenants who have a right to use them. For example, if you share a house with three other tenants and there is the use of a shared living room, kitchen, hallway and bathroom, the cost of maintaining these areas would be split between the four people who share the house. The money we collect as a service charge is only used for that particular communal area.
Your service charge will be reviewed each year. Any changes to the services you receive will be taken into account and charges will be based on bills that we have received during the year. The service charge will normally only be changed once a year, but if additional unexpected charges occur during the year, we may have to change it more than once. If this happens, you will be given four weeks written notice.
This is charged to tenants who live in shared housing. It covers the cost of utilities that are for personal use only such as the cost of electricity and heating within your own bedroom. It is calculated as a percentage of the overall charge for the property taking into account the number of rooms. The household charge is not eligible for housing benefit, therefore you are responsible for making this payment to Papworth Trust.
If you are living in supported accommodation your rent will include an amount for certain services provided. If you are eligible for housing benefit you may be eligible for Supporting People funding which covers this charge. This charge is for support services provided for you, for example, an emergency alarm call system or assistance from support staff. If you do not qualify for housing benefit you will be responsible for paying the support charge yourself.