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: 25 / 09 / 2018

Updated: 19 / 07 / 2023

Almost all ‘owned’ flats in England and Wales are leasehold, as are many houses. Understanding what it means to own a residential long leasehold property can be unclear.

In this series of guides you will find helpful information when considering buying a leasehold property.

To download these guides please click on the PDFs above.