Service Charges Commercial Property – Quarter day

Instead of thinking that the landlords managing agent is always right when they invoice your next quarterly service charge have a look at the following list of simple errors that this firm has identified and corrected on behalf of occupier clients. Charging a tenant for  service charge ABOVE  the capped amount specified in the [...]

By |2019-09-16T08:37:48+01:00September 16th, 2019|commercial property service charges, Disputes, office service charges, service charge audit, Service Charges, shopping centre service charges, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Service Charges Commercial Property – Quarter day

Service Charge Disputes – can you afford to ignore them?

Service charge disputes – can you afford to ignore them? An unresolved dispute, no matter how minor, has the potential to seriously affect the operation and reputation of a Landlord. It may delay or affect the ability to sell the property, as it cannot be truly “ready for sale” if service charge disputes exist, or historic [...]

By |2018-12-02T20:10:25+01:00December 1st, 2018|business lease, commercial property service charges, Disputes, office service charges, service charge audit, Service Charges, shopping centre service charges|Comments Off on Service Charge Disputes – can you afford to ignore them?

Office Service Charge New RICS Code 2018

Office Service Charge - Commercial Property In light of the new RICS code here are just 5 things that landlords and managing agents of offices need to ensure: 1) A service charge apportionment matrix is provided. 2) Budgets and reconciliations with appropriate explanatory notes are provided annually. 3) All expenditure sought to be recovered via [...]

By |2018-12-02T20:10:46+01:00November 30th, 2018|commercial property service charges, Disputes, office service charges, service charge audit, Service Charges|Comments Off on Office Service Charge New RICS Code 2018

Commercial Service Charges – Mistakes – London Restaurants

Commercial Service Charges - London Restaurants. This firm gets a lot of business in London from cafe and restaurant clients occupying multi tenanted buildings that feel that there are being overcharged on their retail shop for commercial service charges. Frequently they are correct..but why? The most common mistake in my experience is that Landlords haven't split [...]

By |2018-03-12T13:47:55+01:00March 11th, 2018|business lease, Disputes, Service Charges|Comments Off on Commercial Service Charges – Mistakes – London Restaurants

Commercial Property Service Charges – New MScorecard

Commercial Property Service Charges - MScorecard We have developed the "MScorecard"  for ranking and scoring commercial property service charges operated at major shopping centres across the UK. The idea came about when working on a portfolio of stores for one of my retail clients. It ranks centres with each applicable property getting a score out of [...]

By |2018-03-12T13:57:30+01:00March 4th, 2018|commercial property service charges, Disputes, office service charges, service charge audit, Service Charges, shopping centre service charges|Comments Off on Commercial Property Service Charges – New MScorecard

Commercial Service Charge Accounts – Business Tenants – Should you pay?

Business tenants and commercial service charge accounts The most frequent question I am asked by new clients when I first take on a service charge instruction is “Should I pay this invoice or withhold payment of it?” Business tenants are often faced with this dilemma for the first time when the commercial service charge on [...]

By |2017-09-21T12:47:53+01:00September 21st, 2017|business lease, Disputes, Financial, Service Charges|Comments Off on Commercial Service Charge Accounts – Business Tenants – Should you pay?

Property Arbitration – Can it resolve my dispute?

What is Property Arbitration? Property Arbitration is a non-judicial process for resolving property disputes. The arbitrator is an independent third party often chosen for their expertise. The arbitrators role is similar to that of a judge. The arbitrator makes a makes a decision that is final and legally binding. Arbitration is favoured by many because it [...]

By |2017-06-27T18:41:01+01:00June 27th, 2017|Disputes, Service Charges|Comments Off on Property Arbitration – Can it resolve my dispute?