Service charge payments are a common source of disputes between landlords and tenants of multi-occupancy developments, and the current economic environment has seen an increase in such issues. To maximise their investments, landlords will naturally look to recover as much of the cost of managing a development as possible from tenants under their leases. Tenants should be looking to ensure that the costs levied through the service charge are kept to a minimum.
This seminar will look at how service charges are commonly dealt with in commercial leases, including the scope of services and costs that can be recovered through the service charge, and the mechanics of apportioning and recovering the charges. It will also consider the issues that can often lead to disputes, the ways in which disputes can be minimised, and the remedies and defences commonly available to parties when disputes do arise. The seminar will look at the position both north and south of the border.
This seminar will be of interest to commercial landlords and tenants, developers and managing agents with property interests north and south of the border.
Colin ArchibaldDaniel BainKatie Logan