Add on Day: Fundamentals of Service Charges

Ahead of the main conference, we’re running an afternoon of sessions to provide the key fundamentals of service charges for those new to the topic or just want to refresh their knowledge.

Date: 16 September 2020

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Location: The Trampery Old Street, 239 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY

Member price from: £175

Not for profit price from: £199

Private sector price from: £270

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We’ll be exploring the following with practical case studies:

  • Calculating service charges
    • Calculation methods
    • Which charges are applicable to owners (leasehold, freehold, shared ownership) compared to those applicable to tenants
    • Calculation of charges for new schemes
    • Service charges on mixed tenure schemes
  • Sinking and reserve funds
    • The difference between a sinking fund and depreciation
    • Practicalities of implementing a fund
    • Dealing with shortfalls.
  • Service charges eligibility for housing benefit or Universal Credit
    • The difference between a sinking fund and depreciation
    • Practicalities of implementing a fund
    • Dealing with shortfalls.
  • Legal outline including Section 20 and First-tier Tribunals
    • An outline of the services which can be recovered
    • Basics of Section 20 consultation
    • Preparing for First-Tier Tribunal and customer challenges
    • Recovery of charges and the arrears process

What's included in your ticket price?

The add-on day fee includes attendance at all sessions, refreshments, networking and refreshments on the day.

Want to pay by invoice and book online?

No problem. You can now secure your booking and pay by invoice online. Please ensure that you have a PO number/reference ready before you start the booking process. You won’t be able to complete the order without it. If you would like to book online less than 28 days before the conference online you will need to pay by card.

How else can I pay?

If you would like to pay using an alternative method or would rather secure your place via email please email us or call 0207 067 1066.

No VAT payable

There are no hidden costs in our prices – you won't pay VAT on the Fundamentals of Service Charges add-on day event tickets.


Cancellations will be charged a £100 administration fee. The full fee is payable for any cancellation received 30 days before the event.

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