Service Charges

Our Service Charges Expertise

Leases and tenancy agreements usually allow landlords to recover the costs incurred in the repair, maintenance management and provision of services to a multi-occupancy  building from the leaseholders. These charges are known as service charges.

Members of Tanfield are well-known for their expertise in the law relating to service charges and the management of commercial, residential and mixed-use developments.

Our barristers represent  clients in the Courts and Tribunals from the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)  through to the Supreme Court. Members regularly advise on lease terms, statutory regulation of leasehold properties and codes of practice.

As recognised experts in this field, members of Tanfield are regularly invited to speak at national industry events relating to leasehold law. Tanfield also organises an annual Service Charge & Management Conference and writes a leading textbook on  Service Charges & Management, which is published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Our Service Charges Clients

Tanfield’s clients include specialist property law firms, surveyors, landlords, tenants, managing agents, local authorities and other social landlords.

Our Service Charges Barristers


Philip Rainey QC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Christopher Heather QC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Nicholas Isaac QC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Mark Loveday

Call 1986

Michael Buckpitt

Call 1988

Robert Bowker

Call 1995

Piers Harrison

Call 1997

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

James Fieldsend

Call 1997

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

Ellodie Gibbons

Call 1999

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

Gemma de Cordova

Call 2006

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Niraj Modha

Call 2010

Richard Alford

Call 2011

Katie Gray

Call 2013

Chloe Sheridan

Call 2015

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