Association of Residential Managing Agents

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Leaseholder Library

Welcome to the Leaseholder Library

ARMA self-service library offers guidance to leaseholders. We would recommend that you view the documents available to see if they can assist.

If they do not, or you require further information then please contact the Leasehold Advisory Service at They are a government funded body who are able to assist you and they provide free information, initial advice and guidance to members of the public about residential leasehold. They are independent and impartial and all of their advisers are legally qualified.


Posted: 14 / 07 / 2014

Updated: 02 / 08 / 2023

Buying and Selling Flats

Advice Note updated August 2023. 

This Advice Note looks at the typical events in buying and selling a leasehold flat.

It explains the usual restrictions found in leases that can affect how flats can be sold. Being aware of these restrictions can help speed up the sales process.

Well also explain how the landlord and managing agent will be involved, and the kinds of information they will be asked to provide.

At the end, there’s a useful list of questions that buyers may wish to ask their solicitor before going ahead.