A service charge is the fee collected to maintain your block and includes services such as window cleaning, carpet cleaning, general repairs and maintenance and block insurance among other things. An estate charge is the fee collected to maintain the grounds and includes services such as gardening, litter picking and general grounds maintenance. Leaseholders may be obliged under the terms of their Lease to pay a rental charge to the Freehold owner of their property. The ground rent is for the land upon which the property sits and for the right of access across the communal gardens and surrounding areas. Ground rent is collected on behalf of the Freeholder by Landmark Collections and is separate to any other charges which are used for the management of your development.