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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.

Building Safety Act


Posted: 16 / 07 / 2014

Updated: 19 / 07 / 2023

Employing Contractors

All landlords, Residents Management Companies (RMCs) and Right To Manage Companies (RTMs) have a responsibility to appoint competent contractors to carry out work and services to their building.

The work needs to be properly managed, not just outsourced. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stresses that using contractors is a joint responsibility health and safety duties cant be just delegated to a contractor.

In this Advice Note, well look at how important it is to assess the competence of a contractor before engaging their services.