Reply To: Management Charges

Alistair Costelloe

Hi Caroline, do you consider the charge to be associated with the provision of adequate accommodation? If you consider it to cover a range of services, some of which are eligible and some of which are ineligible, you can make a deduction from the eligible rent in line with Allerdale DC v JD and Ors. In this case, a rent component described as an enhanced housing management charge was deemed partly eligible due to funding some support elements, which resulted in reductions to both the charge, and to the void cover and overhead charges which derived from it.