Review into service charges launched

29 July 2011 | By Alex Wellman of ‘ Inside Housing’

Social landlords are set to be grilled by politicians over service charges issued to tenants.

Steve O’Connell, London Assembly member, is launching an investigation on behalf of the planning and housing committee at City Hall to discover if the charges are fair and find out how they are determined.

‘The issue is whether the charges are reasonable and whether they are being administered fairly and openly. I suspect there is significant variation in how landlords determine and manage the charges, which is something my review will seek to understand.’  more

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