Pictured at the recent launch of the Society’s guide to service charges for commercial property were Chartered Surveyors Roy Dellar and Jerome O’Connor.Pictured at the recent launch of the Society’s guide to service charges for commercial property were Chartered Surveyors Roy Dellar and Jerome O’Connor.

Pictured at the recent launch of the Society’s guide to service charges for commercial property were Chartered Surveyors Roy Dellar and Jerome O’Connor.Pictured at the recent launch of the Society’s guide to service charges for commercial property were Chartered Surveyors Roy Dellar and Jerome O’Connor.

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Irish Property and Facilities Management Association (IPFMA), has produced an updated version of the ‘Service charges in commercial property RICS/SCSI/IPFMA code of practice’.
This Code reflects the law and practice in Ireland and, where appropriate, should be incorporated into leases and other legal documentation to form the basis of best practice within the industry.
The main aims of the Code are to improve general standards, promote fairness and equity, reduce causes of disputes, and provide guidance for surveyors, property managers and solicitors in dealing with service charge issues.
A copy of this code of practice is available at: www.scsi.ie/publications.