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If you are a tenant in a block of flats the Right to Manage, "RTM", allows you to acquire the management functions of the landlord.
The management rights are transferred from the landlord to a RTM Company which the tenants control. After this the RTM Company can appoint a new managing agent to deal with the running of the block.
Once management rights have been transferred to the RTM Company the landlord becomes entitled to the membership.
Acquiring management rights has a number of benefits:
There are a number of requirements which the tenants and the building must comply with to be eligible:
There are a number of steps involved in the RTM process:
Once the Claim Notice is served the RTM Company becomes liable for the landlord's reasonable costs (legal costs in dealing with the notice, accountancy costs arising from provision of accounts, and the costs of their managing agent in the hand-over of management records and functions).
The costs incurred in dealing with any application to the Tribunal are paid for by each party.
Pinney Talfourd have experienced and professional solicitors who regularly deal with the RTM process, challenging RTM claims, and presenting matters before the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
We understand the process and requirements and can ensure that the RTM claim is dealt with professionally.
If you feel that you require further legal advice relating to Right to Manage, feel free to contact any of our residential property litigation solicitors directly to discuss your legal issues in more detail. Our team offers consultations in any of our five offices across Essex and London, or, if more convenient, we are happy to meet you onsite at your own premises.