Service Charges & Ground Rent

Ocean maintains the communal grounds around your home, including grass cutting, hedge trimming and the upkeep of shrubberies and un-adopted pathways. We are also responsible for cleaning the communal areas in and around our blocks of flats and keeping them in a safe condition. Residents who receive these services pay for them as a weekly service charge. (Ocean’s Service Charge Policy outlines our commitment to delivering quality services to residents and how we levy charges for these services.

These Service Charges also apply to Leaseholders and Shared Owners. Ocean owns the freehold of approximately 127 leasehold flats, sold under the Preserved Right to Buy or Right to Acquire, as well as approximately 255 Shared Ownership properties. (Ocean’s Leasehold Management policy outlines the different leases we have and the type of services we may charge for).