Service charges

Service charges guidance:

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Professional Statement on Service Charges in Commercial Property, 1st edition (the Service Charge Statement) (1st...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016, SI 2016/518 approves the Service Charge Residential...

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This Practice Note explains the procedure for handling commercial service charge disputes including by reference to the mandatory obligations and best practice guidance...

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Where a certificate is required to ascertain the service charge then it has been held in Urban Splash Work Ltd v Ridgway and another [2018] UKUT 32 (LC) that there is no...

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Repair and improvements A tenant will not generally be expected to pay for the landlord to upgrade or improve its property as opposed to repairing it. The length of a...

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The court may imply an obligation on the landlord to provide certain services in the absence of an express covenant to do so. Where a landlord takes the benefit of a...

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This Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks for property disputes lawyers, together with links to further information. It is...

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The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014, SI 2014/3120 came into force on 18 December 2014 and transpose parts of the Energy Efficiency Directive...

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This Practice Note explains the procedure for handling some of the most common residential service charge disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985). For...

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When do the consultation requirements apply? A landlord must consult with its tenants before: • undertaking qualifying works (defined in section 20ZA of the Landlord and...

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Statute limits the amount that may be recovered from tenants of dwellings by way either of service or administration charges. In both cases the landlord may recover no...

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ARCHIVED: The third edition of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Code of Practice ‘Service charges in commercial property’ (and all previous versions)...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is...

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