What is included in the service charge? by Occupa Commercial Property Consultants

What is included in the service charge?

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The service charge covers the full maintenance of the building for the exterior and internal common parts. Contact us for advice.

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Running Costs

All the running costs are included except those of your own demise. The following are normally part of the service charge:

Roof Maintenance and Repair

External Decoration of the Building

Window Cleaning

Upkeep, Cleaning & Decoration of Common Parts

Lift maintenance

Security / CCTV


General Maintenance


Water Rates, Heating, Electricity

Health & Safety

Pest Control

Fire Precautions

Access Control Systems

Engineering & Public Liability insurance

Building Management


Often building insurance is payable separately from the service charge. The amount of service charge and building insurance you pay is usually worked out on a pro-rata basis.