Self Manage

What is a Residents' Management Company?

Company records show that there are over 60,000 registered Residents' Management Companies and a high proportion relate to flats. The... more »

Should we self manage or appoint a Managing Agent?

We are living in a ‘Do It Yourself’ world with the internet providing thousands of ideas with wonderful solutions and instructions,... more »

Who are RMC members?

Residents Management Companies members are usually the leaseholders. The RMC must keep an up to date list of its members. Unless it... more »

Why does a building need to be managed?

A building will not manage itself, and there is much to be done if the leaseholders are to receive the services promised in the leases... more »

Forming a Residents' Management Company - what you should know

Forming a Residents Management Company: what you should know Karen Howell Bowley is Jordans’ foremost expert on the incorporation... more »

The Essential Checklist for Self Management

There is much to be said for managing your own block. With no managing agent in the way, you and your fellow leaseholders can... more »

Property Management vs Asset Management

Is there a difference asks John Ward Property Management and Asset Management are seen as two different areas of the property... more »

 Is self-management an option for your block? 10 traps for the unwary

There is much to be said for managing your own block. With no managing agent in the way, you and your fellow leaseholders will hope... more »

What is a Management Fee?

Brett Williams, Partner at CP Bigwood in Birmingham, provides insight and clarification on an often contentious issue.“I... more »

Directors . . .are you taking your responsibilities seriously?

Both right to manage (RTM) and Resident’s Management companies are limited liability companies and therefore the directors need... more »

Are you and your fellow RMC directors drowning in paperwork?

Inform Direct may have the answer you've been looking for. Inform Direct has been so skilfully thought through that even to a technophobe,... more »

A journey of discovery: from self-managed to managed  twice!

Clear Building Management was appointed to look after Chestnut Rise in June 2016. Almost 12 months on from their appointment,... more »

How to avoid Legal Headaches of Running a RMC

Brian Auld, company commercial partner and Yashmin Mistry a specialist property enfranchisement solicitor with Brethertons LLP, unveil... more »

RMC's and Companies House

Companies House keeps accurate, up-to-date information about all limited companies on record and this information is available to anyone... more »

What accounting records should our RMC keep?

All Companies have a duty to keep accounting records, for example receipts and invoices etc. These records will form the basis for... more »

What Companies House needs to know about your Residents' Management Company

Companies House keeps accurate, up-to-date information about all limited companies on record and this information is available to anyone... more »

Directors, Take Cover

Directors, Take Cover Residentsline argues the case for Directors & Officers insurance policies Property magazines often prompt... more »

Memorandum and Articles of Association - Doing the paperwork

The Memorandum and Articles of Association are documents which govern your Residents Management Company. (RMC) The memorandum sets... more »

What is a Section 20 Notice and what are they for?

Section 20 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 (as amended by the Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Act 2002) sets out the three-stage... more »

What is a QLTA

QLTA-Quite Likely To Annoy QLTA means qualifying long term agreements and is part of the regulations about consultation, known as... more »

Health and Safety Issues to be aware of

Health & Safety – General The following summarises the main health and safety regulations that apply to blocks of flats.... more »

When must our Accounts be filed?

For financial years starting on or after 6 April 2008 if you are filing your Residents Management Company’s (RMC’s) first... more »

What is an Annual Return?

It is a form that every Residents Management Company (RMC) must send to Companies House each year. The form includes information about... more »

When must our residents management companies (RMC) annual accounts be filed

For financial years starting on or after 6 April 2008 if you are filing your Residents Management Company’s (RMC’s) first... more »

60,000 Residents' Management Companies may want to change

On 1st October the final elements of the Companies Act 2006 come into force and could affect the way 60,000 existing Residents Management... more »

Service Charge Arrears and Credit Control

In these days when ‘the credit crunch’ is a well used expression, it has never been more important for property managers... more »

Our Board is dominated by one Director

QUESTION: Our block is owned by the lessees.  Our Board of Directors is dominated by one person.  A few years ago she was... more »

Managing a mixed-tenure block

Managing mixed-tenure blocks can be tricky but according to Dean Cooper keeping the peace is all down to good communication With the... more »

The Federation of Private Residents' Associations

The Federation of Private Residents’ Associations (FPRA) provides advice on legal and other matters to its member associations... more »