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Carbon Accountancy

80–83 Long Lane
London EC1A 9ET

Reading Enterprise Centre

Business Audits

Many clients require a business audit/internal audit for statutory purposes or to present financial information to regulators, banks or stakeholders.

Business Audits

Service Charge audits and investigative services relating to blocks of flats.

In brief

  • for freehold owners of blocks of flats
  • provide audit of the annual service charge
  • prepare the necessary tax returns
  • service charge review

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To discuss this service further –
+44 (0)20 7710 5300
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Service charges

Many blocks of flats are owned by freeholders who manage the property and charge the leaseholders annual service charges. At Carbon Accountancy we provide the following services:

Audit and tax

  • audit of the annual service charge
  • preparation of tax returns for interest on the sinking fund


Review of service charges to ensure that leaseholders are not being overcharged. We have often found that managing agents appointed by freeholders (particularly where they are managing large numbers of blocks of flats) often make errors – either in charging one block of flats for services provided to another block of flats, or in losing paperwork to support the payments made on behalf of a block of flats. In addition, some managing agents make mistakes in relation to what the lease provides for leaseholders to be charged.

Related information

Business Audits

Company accounts

Forensic accounting