Reply To: communal service charges when the landlord resident in the property


It is a supported lodging scheme. Barnardos lease a room from the ‘host’ and pay the host to provide support.
Barnardos are the landlord so are a relevant landlord for supported accommodation. I wasn’t too comfortable with that either but it seems to be an accepted practice.

Since there is only the one tenant and the owner of the property, I am struggling with the communal facilities charges on the rent breakdown. The personal heating and lighting for the room have been costed at £7.00 a week and there is a charge of £14.00 a week for communal heat and light.

I am not sure we should pay for any communal facilities since there are no facilities shared with another tenant.
I may be over thinking this, thanks