Service charge and outgoings

Service charge and outgoings 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 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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Landlord’s service charge objectives The landlord’s main concern is to ensure that the costs of maintenance and repair of the landlord's investment are passed on to the...

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Payment of the service charge What proportion of service charge costs should the tenant pay? It is usual for a lease not to refer to a specific percentage of service...

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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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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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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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Under Part 2 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (CLRA 2002), long leaseholders of flats in mainly residential buildings (subject to certain exceptions) have...

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