Service Charges: Law and Practice is a best-selling guide to the legal framework in which service charges operate in the UK. The book is designed to be used by all those who deal with service charges, either as landlord, tenant, agent, or professional adviser. This fifth edition has been substantially revised to take account of over 30 new Leasehold Valuation Tribunal cases, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' new Code of Practice for Service Charges in Commercial Property, as well as new material on Energy Efficiency Certificates, Display Energy Certificates, and green leases. The concise and easily understood commentary is supported by specimen service charge clauses, model accounts, notices, and certificates, making the book an invaluable and immensely practical guide to this difficult subject. Contents include: matters applicable to commercial and residential leases * special rules for residential lettings * value added tax * reserve funds and sinking funds * freehold and commonhold properties * statutory obligations * commercial codes of practice * appendices that include precedents, statutory materials, and codes of practice relating to service charges.
Publication Date: 1/31/2012