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Service Charge

This is a sum of money payable by a tenant on account of services provided by the landlord and is often collected quarterly in advance at the same time as the rent.

 
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A service charge usually arises when a property is in multiple occupation, such as an office block or shopping centre.

Typical service charge items include the repair and maintenance of the external or structural parts of a building. Also, costs arising from repair and upkeep of common parts, together with managing agent's fees and a sinking fund. A service charge payment can be capped in order to limit the amount of a tenant's financial liability.

In addition some service charge costs have a limit to the amount of increase that applies during the term of a lease. For example, the charge cannot rise in excess of the movement in the Retail Price Index.

This provision enables the tenant to restrict future service charge liabilities.


- Christo & Co -
Commercial and Residential property specialists, estate agents, valuers and surveyors
in Kentish Town, Camden Town and throughout North & North West London

66-70 Parkway, London, NW1 7AH - Tel: 020 7482 1203 - Fax: 020 7482 4441
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