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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Service Charges for Leasehold, Freehold and Commonhold

ISBN13: 9781845921200
Published: January 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This new title is a complete resource dealing with all types of service charges; leasehold, freehold and commonhold and is fully up to date dealing with all the recent regulations under the Commonhold Act. Filled with practical advice, the text contains negotiating tips, advice for landlords on how to effectively maximise service charge recovery and advice for tenants about how to challenge service charge demands.

The title also contains a comprehensive set of precedents including service charge provisions and alternatives, notices, waivers, preliminary enquiries and rent charges. Key statutory provisions are set out with text, commentary and case references and it also deals with individual services and items such as repair and decoration, plant and machinery, cleaning, lighting and heating.

Property Law, Landlord and Tenant Law
1. The Origins of Service Charges
2. General Principles and Elements
3. Drafting and negotiation Service Charge Provision (including negotiation tips for tenants and landlords)
4. The Procedure for Collection
5. Specific Service Charges and Works
6. Other Items Included in the Service Charge
7. Sinking Funds and Reserve Funds
8. Service Charges and Rent
9. The Main Statutory Provisions Affecting Service Charges
10. Other Statutory Provisions
11. The Commercial and Residential Codes
12. Management Companies and Similar Bodes
13. Apportionment on Sale and Surrender
14. Maximising service Charge Recovery
15. Challenging a Service Charge Demand
16. Rentcharges
17. Commonhold
18. Taxation and Service Charges
Appendices:1 Statutory Provisions
2. The Commercial Code
3. Guidelines
4. Precedents
5. Vat example
6. Checklist