Apartment owners service charge woe
Published 05/03/2010 | 05:00
Apartment owners who fail to pay their annual service charges should miss out on their tax reliefs.
This proposal has been put to the Government by the Society of Chartered Surveyors, which is concerned for the health and safety risks that could arise in those developments where adequate service charges are not being paid.
Clair Solon, chairperson of the SCS Planning and Development Division, says that in severe cases, insurance is not being paid, equipment is not being maintained and health and safety concerns increase as common areas deteriorate.