Assure Achieves Over £91,000 in Savings for Office Occupier

Our client occupies 49,000 sqft in a recently redeveloped office building of 69,000 sqft under a single lease beginning in 2017 for a term of twenty years.

The reconciled accounts for the service charge year ending 31 March 2019 were received, accompanied by a balancing demand of £368,000. Our client had received no prior notification from the managing agent regarding the size of the balancing demand..

Hybrid Working – The Challenge for Office Occupiers and Landlords 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on office occupiers and landlords which looks set to continue for some time. Whilst it has not been a mandatory requirement, the Government has advised businesses to allow employees to work from home, if possible, at various times throughout the pandemic. Many employers have implemented hybrid working either for the foreseeable future or as a permanent arrangement…

Office Service Charge Budgets in 2022

For us to understand what will happen to Office Service Charge budgets in 2022, we need to look back. In 2021, the approach taken by office sector landlords to budgeting has been mixed. Whilst the majority presented reduced budgets, compared to 2020, many adopted a ‘business as usual’ approach, issuing increased budgets that have included substantial major works in some cases…

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