Surveyors’ Refresher

Service charges

Service charge disputes are increasing and the issues arising are becoming more complex.

Whether the lease is residential or commercial, these types of dispute can be costly, both in terms of the time required to unravel and solve the problem and in terms of the professional fees which may be incurred.

A variety of rules apply to what can be charged and how the information is communicated to tenants – through a wealth of statute, case-law and codes. Our guidance aims to explain some of the key rules here and to help landlords and tenants to resolve their service charge disputes swiftly and effectively.

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