If you live in a property with a shared communal access it is your responsibility to make sure the communal areas are kept in a clean and tidy condition.
If everyone takes their turn in cleaning the hallways and stairs it is not a big job. These areas can quickly become untidy if you do not look after them.
In some schemes we have employed contract cleaners to clean the communal areas regularly. All the tenants of the scheme share the cost of this by paying a monthly service charge as part of their rent.
If we have to arrange a one-off clean for a communal area, we will split the cost between all tenants who share the area.
You can help to keep costs down by making sure you clean the areas you are responsible for.