Effective service charge management should minimise an occupier’s liability and relieve the associated administrative burden. We adopt a forensic approach, getting to grips with your leases and service charge documents, identifying all relevant issues to clarify liability and maximise savings.
We use dedicated specialists and tailor reporting and database management to suit client requirements.
Our core service charge consulting services
initial review of current and historic service charge liabilities
population and management of database containing appropriate service charge information
review of budgets, reconciled accounts and apportionment schedules in order
to determine irrecoverable service costs and accounting errors
analysis of leases and other related documentation to identify specific clauses, recoverable costs and exclusions
review of service charge invoices and documentation
site visits as appropriate to ensure correct services are being provided
attending service charge budget meetings
negotiation with Landlords and Managing Agents
liaison with client regarding payments, savings, refunds and reductions.
Additional service charge management services
production of bespoke service charge reports in line with client requirements
budgeting and forecasting in line with client financial year
full client accounting service to client requirements
during acquisitions or lease renewal process advise on appropriate service charge lease clauses.