COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICE CHARGE DISPUTES
The extent to which items of expenditure can be recovered under lease service charge provisions can often lead to disputes affecting the landlord and tenant/leaseholder relationship, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a building.
We have dealt with the management of both commercial and residential blocks, so have first hand experience of dealing with the issues surrounding this aspect as well as resolving disputes. With the level of costs associated with works and energy consumption continuing to rise, the legitimacy of heads of expenditure are increasingly being questioned and create a need to have a full and transparent analysis of all costs involved, the relevance of building work and the competitiveness of the estimates and specification relied on.
We were involved in setting up one of the first RTM (Right to manage) Co’s in the UK when this legislation came into practice, and then attended tribunal in London under a section 20 ZA under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 - the first to be heard at that tribunal. The structure of service charge arrangements can be complex and involve differing views. We can offer independent third-party reviews of the issues which can often assist the parties in resolving their dispute.
CHARTERED SURVEYORS BASED IN WILTSHIRE
With over 35 years of experience, Paul Rilett, an RICS qualified chartered surveyor, offers independent advice on residential and commercial service charge disputes to clients in Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire and surrounding areas.
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