Service charges

As a Lambeth London Living homeowner, you will need to pay service charge to cover the services we provide in communal areas where you live, such as:

  • lighting
  • repairs
  • lifts
  • cleaning
  • grounds maintenance, and
  • car parking spaces. 

The amount you pay will depend on where you live and the services we provide there.

Each year we set the service charges for all of our home owners based on carefully calculated estimates of what the costs will be. At the end of the year the costs are checked and we send out a statement of the actual accounts to all home owners. Because the service charges are estimated at the start of the year, this can sometimes mean that home owners have been over charged or under charged.

We will always let home owners know as soon as possible about any variation in the service charges, and will notify you of our plan to rectify the problem. If there is a shortfall in the money we have received, we may send out an additional invoice or carry the amount over to the following year’s charges – depending on the amount of the shortfall.

If the service charge was too high at the start of the year and there is money left over, we would normally use that money to reduce the service charges for the following year.

Did you know

You can pay your service charge online

Contact us

Call: 020 7926 6700

Email: homeownership@lambethliving.org.uk

Write to us:

Home ownership services
Lambeth London Living
Hambrook House, second floor
Porden Road
SW2 5RW