Our block receives less and less maintenance, we now share the caretaker with another block, inflation is low, so those cost aren’t rising, the council say they are having to cut back on what they spend, yet the service charge which is supposed to be a percentage of what has been spent goes up and up. If the council is spending less then somewhere there is something bordering on fraud going on.
Hi Simon. If you compare your current Service Charge bill to last year’s you will be able to see where the spend has increased and then perhaps be able to make further enquiries. For what it’s worth March’s bill is only an estimate. The September-on-September comparisons are the real deal in terms of what is actually spent.