The monthly payment includes accommodation, housing service and support-related charges.
These cover the costs of running the Orchard and include property maintenance and insurance, managers’ salaries, upkeep of the gardens, central heating and hot water, lighting, heating and cleaning of communal areas, the call alarm system and Centra out-of-hours support, and water and sewerage charges.
The council tax for each flat is set by Barnet Council and is payable direct to them.
If a tenant is eligible for full Housing Benefit, this will cover rental charges and management and service charges. All tenants are required to pay heating & hot water, water & sewerage and support-related charges.