Service Charges

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to service charges. The position of tenants and leaseholders will be considered in both social and private housing. It looks at practical and legal issues that arise in challenging service charges and at the role of the First-Tier Residential Property Tribunal.

Course contains

  • Meaning of Service Charges and Administration Charges
  • Fixed and Variable Charges
  • Obtaining Information
  • Contractual Limits on Service Charges
  • Statutory Limits on Service Charges
  • Service Charges: Consultation Requirements
  • Role of the First-Tier Residential Property Tribunal
  • Challenging Service Charges.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between fixed and variable service charges
  • Understand how tenants and leaseholders can obtain information about service charges
  • Identify the limitations on service charges
  • Advise tenants and leaseholders who want to challenge service charges.

Suitable for

Housing advisers, solicitors, debt workers, local authority and housing association housing officers.

CPD hours 5