Service charges case law

The complex area of service charges is notorious for generating friction between a landlord and tenant.

Lease terms are critical in determining an outcome of a claim around service charges. Sweeper clauses can be included in a lease to provide for unforeseen changes in technology or expectations.

Cases have clarified the law around areas such as repairs, improvements, and reserve and sinking funds.

This section is maintained by Liz Dwomoh, Robin Gist, James Browne, Vaughan Jacob, Richard Hayes and Winston Jacob of Lamb Chambers.