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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 info@lease-advice.org. 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.

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Posted: 16 / 07 / 2014

Updated: 05 / 04 / 2022

Forming A Residents Association

Forming a residents association is an effective way for leaseholders to express their collective views to their landlord or managing agent. Its especially effective if your block isn’t run by a Residents Management Company (RMC) or Right to Manage Company (RTM).

To form a residents association, you should follow the procedures set by the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in England or the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal in Wales.

At the end of this Advice Note, we’ve included a useful template constitution for residents associations to use.