Right To Manage (RTM) allows leaseholders or residents to take control of the management of their residential block. The power of Right To Manage was given as part of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, and affects leaseholders and their Landlords.
In most cases, block management is the responsibility of the Landlord. However, with Right To Manage, qualifying residents of residential blocks have the right to take responsibility for the management of the block. This includes repairs and maintenance of communal areas such as gardens and lifts, amongst many other responsibilities.
Normally, those who are responsible for this management will hire a professional managing agent to help support them. A managing agent, such as Scanlans Property Management, will handle all aspects of the management of the block, including hiring contractors and collecting service charges.