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: 09 / 07 / 2014

Updated: 19 / 07 / 2023

Carrying Out Works to Your Own Block

If you live in a smaller blocks of flats, particularly if it’s self- managed, you or your fellow leaseholders may want to carry out gardening, cleaning or other work to the building yourselves.

The immediate advantage of doing this is that it can keep costs down. But there are important legal, health and safety and insurance issues that need to be considered by the landlord.

Remember, the landlord could be a Residents’ Management Company or Right to Manage Company if one is in place.