Housing rent and charges

Charges included with rent

You may have to pay charges in addition to your rent each week. These will show separately on your rent advice.

Service charges can be for:

  • caretaking services
  • concierge services

Other charges can include:

  • garage rent
  • heating charge
  • water charge
  • home contents insurance
  • lift maintenance and repair
  • secure door entry
  • heating and lighting in communal areas

Paying your rent and charges

You must pay charges with your regular rent – go to how to pay your rent and charges.

We can talk with you about your budget and will give advice to help you make sure you can pay your rent and charges – go to difficulties with your rent.

Rents department
Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL

: 01375 652 652

: rents@thurrock.gov.uk

Even if you receive housing benefit, you still need to pay our water rates, which are collected through your rent account.