Residents are not charged rent as they are not tenants and do not have security of tenure. Instead, residents are charged a weekly maintenance contribution which covers the maintenance of the almshouses. Weekly maintenance contribution is collected monthly via direct debit.
What does the weekly maintenance contribution cover?
- Lighting in communal areas
- External decorations
- Communal gardening
Residents are responsible for their own domestic bills – telephone, council tax, electricity and general living expenses.