Service charge residential management code
The RICS Service Charge Residential Management Code (3rd edition, effective from 1 June 2016) was approved by the Secretary of State under section 87(7) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
The Code applies only to residential leasehold properties in England but it deals with flats, houses and all other dwellings whether in towns or in the country, on estates, in groups or on their own. It covers all lengths of leases and statutory tenancies where variable service charges are payable. The Code does not apply where the landlord is a public sector authority, or a registered social landlord, but it does apply where a public sector authority or registered social landlord is an agent managing for a private sector owner.