Oldfield Smith help secure significant reduction in service charges

21st July 2014

Whatever your needs, Oldfield Smith & Co can help provide honest, impartial and professional advice

Oldfield Smith have recently been consulted by a local business, which has been concerned at the level of service charges being levied in respect of their properties.  Working with our clients, an established organisation with a number of local premises, we have reviewed the tenant’s lease obligations and the demands received.  This work highlighted significant errors, with large elements of the invoices having been charged in error.

Following our advice and assistance, our clients were successfully able to challenge the demands and have recently agreed revised charges with their landlord, saving around £4,000.

If you are a tenant in a building requiring repair or redecoration and are unsure about responsibility for costs, Oldfield Smith are able to assist with an impartial, professional review of your obligations, helping to clarify who should be attending to any disrepair and who should pay for such works.  We can also provide a review of general service charges and give independent technical guidance on the best method of repair as well as the likely costs.

For objective, clear and informed advice, contact the professional team at Oldfield Smith.  We are Chartered Surveyors, regulated by RICS and offer a free initial consultation which is entirely without obligation.  Call us on 01825 762222 and see how we can help.