The court could not interfere with the wording of the service charge
It is therefore misleading to compare the level of service charge
on two separate buildings.
Now that's not to say every restaurant or bar keeps the service charges
- just that they can do.
the aACAyJointly Owned Property Law' of 2007 and its related directions of 2010 govern the issue of service charges
," said Shahram Safai, Partner -- Real Estate at the law firm of Afridi & Angell.
The Service Charge
and Maintenance Index is updated directly via an e-link with "Mollak", a system that has been developed specifically to assist property developers and owners associations in complying with all Rera registration and management requirements.
It is quite a complicated and tricky subject, especially in view of no standard agreements on whether service charge
or breakfast is to be included in room revenue or not," he said.
The way in which service charges
are handled is set out within the lease of the property.
While tenants should make the effort to understand service charges
, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors code of practice means the onus is largely on landlords to make things transparent.
new financial year, that cuts back common property service charges
by an equally significant 25 percent.
At the Annual General Meeting of the co-owners' association of Viva Bahriyah 29, a co-owned property in The Pearl-Qatar, owners approved a budget for the ensuing financial year that will cut common property service charges
However, they warn that without Government legislation, rogue landlords could still mislead lessees, who could end up paying too much for service charges
without realising it.
SCOR also looked to identify any patterns between service charge
costs and floor space occupied, however no correlation between the two was found suggesting that in retail service charges
, economies of scale are surprisingly absent.