There is a whole list of stuff - TV Aerial, cleaning, door entry, etc. I just don't buy that it needs to cost that much. It is in fact £79. I think they could provide it all cheaper. £79 per flat seems a frighteningly large amount to me. And it goes up each year outside the rent setting formula. I think this is a way for social landlords to charge over the formula rent, a loophole of you like. Could anyone else simply say what their monthly service charge is, jsut so I can get more of an idea of the averages? If they are all 20 or 30 quid and mine is £79 maybe I've got more grounds for raising an objection.