Service charges

Service charges are an instrument within lease agreements to enable landlords to recover costs associated with repairing and maintaining a building structure fabric and services.

Landlords should always try to maintain buildings to a high standard to guarantee their investment, whereas tenants want to occupy and make use of the property at the lowest cost to them. This makes service charge claims contentious and understandably tenants are sometimes unhappy about paying for works they didn’t expect or have little control over.

We can act on your behalf to create or review any proposals you wish to make to your tenants, and where necessary negotiate the service charge claims and scope of works.