Definition of service charge in English:

service charge

noun

  • 1An extra charge made for serving customers in a restaurant.

    • ‘Restaurants that don't add a service charge will expect a 10 per cent tip.’
    • ‘The three groups said waiving the service charge would be removing an income that an employee already enjoyed and it was an unfair labour practice.’
    • ‘Oh, and the service charge is not optional as it says on the menu.’
    • ‘Maintenance of the pool and communal grounds is included in the annual service charge of €1,320.’
    • ‘The service charge, which was paid by clients instead of giving tips, was shared between all staff and formed a substantial part of their earnings.’
  • 2A charge made for maintenance on a property which has been leased:

    ‘tenants could pay part of the service charge for unlet premises’
    • ‘The house is subject to a service charge of about €520 per year.’
    • ‘The agent is seeking offers of over €374,573 for the apartment which measures 74 square metres and is subject to an annual service charge of €924.’
    • ‘The townhouse is liable for an annual service charge of €700.’
    • ‘Currently, no government department has responsibility for the regulation of service charges or property management as these agreements are considered contractual.’
    • ‘I have assessed an appropriate service charge for the property as being £1 per square foot of net accommodation.’
    • ‘The two-bedroom units are subject to a £275 service charge while the three-bedroom properties have an annual charge of £350.’
    • ‘Introduce a new, broadly based local property tax and rebalance service charges equitably across the entire community.’
    • ‘Offers in excess of €190,460 are sought for the apartment which is subject to a service charge of €700 per annum.’
    • ‘The annual service charge has yet to be confirmed.’
    • ‘The property comes with one designated car parking space and is subject to a service charge of around €2,170 per year.’
    • ‘At Carrickmines Wood in south Dublin, the owners of two-bedroom apartments pay an annual service charge of €1,800.’
    • ‘It is regrettable the final bills were delayed but lease-holders are fully aware each year the council will bill them with a service charge to cover a number of costs, including the maintenance of communal areas around their homes.’
    • ‘It is subject to a service charge of €1,524 per annum.’
    • ‘The apartment has a south-facing decked balcony and secure parking and is subject to a service charge of €1,300 per annum.’
    • ‘Leaseholders will be able to take over BHA's powers to collect service charges to pay for repairs and maintenance.’
    • ‘There is ample parking in the gated grounds outside, while the apartment is subject to an annual service charge €1,270.’
    • ‘The unit comes with one underground parking space and is subject to an annual service charge of around €1,080.’
    • ‘Owners will receive a guaranteed income each month and will not incur maintenance or service charges.’
    • ‘The annual service charge to cover the security arrangements, plus services such as refuse collection and street lighting, comes to about £1,000.’
    • ‘A service charge of £525 per annum is payable by owners.’

Pronunciation:

service charge

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