By Karl Anders
Residential landlords will be aware that Residents’ Associations can be involved in and represent tenants on a wide range of property management issues if they are formally ‘recognised’ under section 29 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
In particular, recognised Residents Associations:
- must be consulted by landlords in relation to major works and qualifying long term arrangements which are paid for via the service charge
- can represent tenants and advance their interests in relation to the service charge process
- can seek information concerning services charges claimed and costs incurred
- can appoint a qualified surveyor to advise on service charge matters