Right to Manage: a guide for landlords


To qualify for Right to Manage:

  • the building must be made up of flats (houses don’t qualify)
  • at least two-thirds of the flats in the building must be leasehold - with leases that were for more than 21 years when they were granted
  • at least 75% of the building must be residential - for example, if there’s a shop in the building, it can’t take up more than 25% of the total floor area
  • you must live somewhere else if there are less than 4 flats in the block - unless the block was purpose-built as flats, rather than converted from another type of building
  • any number of owners can set up an RTM company - but at least half of the flats in the building must be members of the company before it can actually take over management