Who decides when fair’s fair?

7th October 2015

What proportion of the service charge does a leaseholder have to pay? The obvious answer is whatever percentage of the service charge the tenant has covenanted to pay under his lease. But what if the lease does not state a fixed percentage and provides that the tenant shall pay a “fair” or “reasonable” proportion of the service charge, to be determined by the landlord?

Tenants now have far greater scope to challenge the apportionment of service charges.

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Nicola Muir discusses this in detail in this article published in the Estate Gazette, 03 October 2015.

Team: Nicola Muir
Expertise: Real Property, Landlord & Tenant, Service Charges


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