Service and Administration Charge

Service charges and / or administration charges can, and often do, become a source of considerable tension between landlords, their management companies and tenants. If they are not paid then that fact can also have an undesired adverse impact on other tenants within a building as those costs are often needed for important expenditure of, for instance, the common parts or management fees as well as other much-needed services. There is, therefore, a real need to deal with service charge issues as expediently and effectively as possible for all involved.

How can we help you?

Our expert team of property litigation solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with all manner of service charge and administration charge related disputes. We have experience of dealing with freehold service charges such as that required to meet estate repair or maintenance costs.   We also have extensive experience in advising on leasehold service charges and administration charges including, for instance, advising on whether charges are due and payable, the validity of demands for payment and, indeed, whether the service charges a fair and reasonable.  

As a full service law firm we also have extensive experience of dealing with reserve funds as well as advising on the consultation process for major works or other qualifying long term agreements under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.  We also routinely advise on ground rents and whether they are due and payable.

We will work with you in order to devise an appropriate strategy for such a claim and aim to do so as swiftly and proportionately as possible.

If you require advice on service charge demands and notices and assistance with recovering service charges, then please contact our team on 0345 646 0406 or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.