Right to Manage

What is Right to Manage?

The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act (2002) introduced the Right to Manage Act (RTM), which allows leaseholders in an apartment building to form a RTM company to take over responsibility for carrying out or arranging the management of their block.

RTM allows leaseholders to choose the manager of their block of flats, without the need to collectively purchase the freehold. It also allows leaseholders to replace managing agents they are unhappy with.

The following factors need to be met for RTM to be applicable:

  • A qualifying tenant (also known as a qualifying leaseholder) for the purposes of RTM is someone who holds a lease that was originally granted for more than 21 years. There can only be one qualifying tenant per flat.
  • Premises that consist of a self-contained building.
  • The building contains two or more flats held by qualifying tenants.
  • The total number of flats held by qualifying tenants is not less than two-thirds of the total number of flats in the premises.
  • The RTM Company must include at least 50% of the qualifying tenants of flats contained in the premises that the RTM applies to.

We can manage it for you

We will arrange to give a no-obligation presentation about our management services and your Right to Manage at a time and venue of your choice.

If selected as your management company, we can organise the transition from your present provider ensuring the handover is as smooth as possible. Just leave everything to us.

If you would like to find out more about RTM or how we can help you set up an RTM company, Please contact Emma McCarthy at: 01425 888910  or: emma.mccarthy@millstreammanagement.co.uk

We took advantage of the legislation which enabled the estate to go Right to Manage and chose Millstream Management Services Ltd to be our new managing company, as the previous company had failed us on so many issues. Millstream has exceeded our expectations by offering us a superb service with very helpful staff at Head Office and an Area Manager who supports us in every respect. Thank you, Millstream, for making the lives of residents on our estate so much better.


Anne Walker & Paul Garugati, Directors of Godmans Court (Cowfold) RTM Co. Ltd.