RTM: who manages the shared services on an estate?

Since its introduction by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, many leaseholders have acquired the right to manage their block.  By acquiring the right to manage, leaseholders get the right to perform the "management functions" in place either of the landlord or any other person upon whom management [...]

By |2022-01-12T23:19:11+00:0012 January 2022|Blogs, legal update, RTM|0 Comments

RTM: failure to serve notice of withdrawn on qualifying tenants

The acquisition of the right to manage by an RTM company is process driven.  The process starts with a notice inviting participation which is given by the RTM company to all qualifying tenants (who aren't already members of the RTM company). After the notice inviting participation, the next step [...]

By |2021-12-27T22:40:28+00:0013 November 2021|Blogs, legal update, RTM|0 Comments

Commonhold Council

On 13th May 2021, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick launched the Commonhold Council.  The Commonhold Council will be chaired by Building Safety Minister, Lord Greenhalgh, and is an advisory panel of leasehold groups and industry experts who will inform the government on the implementation of a reformed commonhold regime.   [...]

By |2021-07-18T15:12:52+01:0016 June 2021|Blogs, commonhold|0 Comments

RTM: are lessees still required to pay charges for the estate following acqusition?

Owners of residential leasehold property are able to exercise a statutory Right to Manage (RTM) under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (“the 2002 Act”). The difficulties which can arise when dealing with estate services and well known, and were under consideration again by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) [...]

By |2021-06-27T17:31:36+01:0014 April 2021|Blogs, legal update, RTM|0 Comments

RTM: is an application to the FTT defective if it doesn’t specify its purpose?

Those involved in RTM matters will know that a claim to acquire the right to manage any premises is made by the RTM company giving notice of its claim. The RTM’s claim notice sets out, amongst other things, the date by which the recipient of the claim notice may respond [...]

By |2021-06-29T19:51:22+01:0019 January 2021|Blogs, RTM|0 Comments

Ground rent demands: don’t forget about the lease (part 2)

Anyone involved in residential block management will know the importance of reading, understanding and implementing the terms of the lease. Indeed, I’m often to be found on my soapbox reminding landlords (and their agents) of the importance of adhering to the mechanisms set down by the lease, and (where there is [...]

By |2021-06-29T18:51:19+01:0029 December 2020|Blogs, ground rent, legal update|0 Comments

Right to manage: does compliance with the statutory requirements actually matter?

The provisions of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 give lessees the statutory right (subject to meeting certain qualifying criteria and following the correct process) to assume the management functions in relation to their building. The procedure is prescriptive, and deviation from the process is likely to be fatal [...]

By |2021-06-29T22:37:43+01:002 December 2020|Blogs, RTM|0 Comments
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