Service Charge Accounts & Certification

Transparency and accountability are fundamentals for service charges.

Our aim is to assist property management agencies, chartered surveyors and property owners to meet their service charge obligations and obtain certification, by providing a flexible, value for money service. We also try to work with the managing agents and property managers, making them more efficient and the whole process cheaper. Our team has considerable expertise and many years experience in the field of service charge accounts and certification.

We are happy to agree fees and time scales for the completion of work in advance and are willing to have an initial meeting free of charge.

Services provided by our specialist accountants in Hailsham include:

  • External service charge certification and audit
  • Reviewing service charge accounts for compliance with S.21 LTA 1985 & RICS Management code
  • Ensuring recoverable and non recoverable expenses are correctly allocated within the terms of the lease
  • Providing handover reconciliation's on change of managing agents
  • Year end adjustments and journal postings
  • Attending AGMs and meetings with landlords and managing agents
  • Annual Compliance Reports for RICS and ARMA for managing agents
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for residents management companies
  • Dealing with usual Corporation Tax and Income tax affairs of companies and trusts
  • Providing comprehensive reports for all concerned

We currently undertake service charge audits and related work for over 200 properties in London and South East ranging from small blocks to properties with an excess of 700 units.

For your ease, we have listed below related articles on this topic.  Where applicable there is also a list of useful links below.

If you would like to speak to someone please do not hesitate to contact us or get in touch directly with one of our offices in BrightonEastbourne or Hailsham.

Useful links

If you found this information useful, these other resources may be of interest to you:

    › Audit
    › Charity Audit
    › ARMA Home page
    › NAEA Home page

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