Consultation begins on the revised RICS Service Charge Code

Revised service charge code to help housing association tenants for the first time

Housing association tenants of long leasehold flats and the service charges they pay are to be included for the first time under a revised service charge residential management code, this alongside other proposed changes announced as part of a consultation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Originally developed in 1997, previous editions of the service charge code (a Secretary of State approved standard which sets