An Introduction to the Right to Manage
This introductory course is aimed at those who want to understand how RTM works and be able to advise clients on the procedure and potential pitfalls, both for leaseholders and landlords. It would be of interest to those who act for leaseholders, large landlords or estate buildings and landlords in mixed use buildings.
The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 created the "no fault" Right to Manage ("RTM") for leaseholders to exercise and there are now around 6,000 RTM companies in England and Wales. Leaseholders tend to see RTM as a way of reducing their service charges and, for that reason, are keen to explore this remedy. Landlords are increasingly becoming aware of the problems that can result from the RTM being exercised over their buildings.
Participants will be guided through the statutory process, with reference to the relevant case-law.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- What buildings qualify (Re Finland St, Lands Tribunal)
- The extent of the rights acquired (Gala Unity v Ariadne Road RTM Co, Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal)
- Dealing with procedural flaws (Re Assethold, Upper Tribunal)
- The impact of the RTM on service charge collection (Re New River Head, Upper Tribunal)
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