There are lots of different services which may be provided for a property. For example, a flat will often have a communal entrance area and stairs, or maybe a lift. There will be fire prevention and detection systems as well as lighting in the shared areas.
For houses, the road may not be adopted by the local authority. This means that the road is not paid for through council tax.
Outside there might be shared, green areas with grass to be cut and plants to be maintained.
Sometimes Trent & Dove provide the service ourselves, for example, our caretakers may remove fly-tipping. In other cases, the developer will ask a Management Company to provide services such as grounds maintenance for example. Where a Management Company is employed this will form part of your overall service charge.
These are just examples of the type of services that might be provided; there are many more different services that might be provided.