I live in a leasehold house on an estate comprising both houses and flats. Can we still exercise the right to manage?

No, the right to manage (RTM) under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 applies to buildings containing flats, not to houses. RTM applies to a building rather than an estate. You are likely to require the services of a … Continue reading

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After exercising RTM, do we have to appoint an agent?

A building will not manage itself, and there is much to be done if the leaseholders are to receive the services promised in the leases and the building kept in good repair; insurance needs to be put in place and … Continue reading

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We have exercised our right to manage (RTM), but the landlord maintains that he insures the building.

Your RTM company has taken over the management functions that would have been stated as the landlords responsibility. The management functions include the insurance of the building. However the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 specifically provides that the landlord … Continue reading

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Does the Right to Manage (RTM) company have to honour contracts entered into by the freeholder?

The Right to Manage formation may frustrate existing contracts. The takeover of management responsibilities by the RTM company will bring to an automatic end all existing contracts. The RTM company can then choose whether or not to continue with the contracts … Continue reading

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Can a group of leaseholders take over the management of the building?

There are two instances where a group of lessee can take over the management of their building, these are; 1. Right to Manage – you can find all the details of this on our site www.righttomanageinfo.co.uk 2. Exercise the appointment … Continue reading

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Our landlord lives in the building. Does that complicate the Right to Manage porcess?

RTM does not apply where the premises fall within the resident landlord exemption. To fulfil this exemption – The premises must not be a purpose-built block of flats AND There must be no more than four flats AND One of … Continue reading

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The acquisition date…explained

The acquisition date is the date on which the RTM company formally takes control of the management from the landlord: where the landlord has not disputed the claim, the acquisition date will be the date specified in the company’s Notice … Continue reading

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Can I obtain a copy of my insurance policy?

Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 an individual leaseholder or the secretary of a recognised tenants’ association can ask the landlord for a written summary of the policy or an opportunity to inspect and take copies of the policy. … Continue reading

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Do I need permission from the freeholder to sub-let my flat?

You should ensure that the lease allows you to sublet the property. There may be a pre-condition that you must obtain consent from your landlord or some other party before subletting. This means that you cannot sublet without first obtaining … Continue reading

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The freeholder is carrying out major works. Does the freeholder need to consult me?

Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 requires the landlord to consult the leaseholders before carrying out major works which will cost any individual leaseholder more than £250. If consultation is not undertaken the landlord cannot recover more … Continue reading

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