Service Charge help for Tenants

Service Charge help for Tenants

If your Service Charge bill doesn’t look right – we’re here to help.


Three important things you should know

  1. Your lease is the first place to look if you have concerns about the validity of your Service Charge bill. The lease document sets out the obligations of both the Landlord and Tenant, including how and what can be charged to you by the Landlord as Service Charges.
  2. Your Service Charge bill must be in compliance with both your lease and the statutory rules.
  3. As a Tenant, you have specific rights, such as the right to be consulted about any proposed works and charges if the proposed cost is more than £250 per item, per flat (or £100 per year if the work lasts longer than 12 months). There is a formal notice the Landlord must serve before major work is carried out.

Ways we can help you

  • Consider the validity of any demands for payment or consultation notices
  • Help you establish the best course of action
  • Assist with resolving the matter without the need for proceedings
  • Deal with issuing, preparation and representation at a tribunal hearing if necessary

Contact our friendly, expert team today to receive our FREE comprehensive Service Charge guide for Tenants. It’s an easy read at just three pages long – but we’ve packed in everything you need to know.

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    Mark Chick, director of ALEP comments in Estate Agent today on the question of service charges in residential properties and how these can affect the long term capital cost of home ownership. To find out more about service charges or to discuss property related issues please email Or call 0207 631 4141 and ask… Read more »

Who to contact

For more information the following lawyers will be able to help with Service Charge help for Tenants.

Karen Bright
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Stuart Merrison
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