608. Information about service charges at common law.

At common law, a tenant has no right to demand information about the calculation or apportionment of a service charge unless there is a landlord covenant to provide it; and, if the tenant cannot persuade the landlord to disclose the relevant information, the tenant's only remedy is to refuse to pay the service charge and force the landlord to sue to recover it, and put the landlord to strict proof of all matters relating to the service charge in those proceedings. As this is an unsatisfactory position for the tenant, a lease should, and often does, contain express provisions