The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 allows leaseholders to group together to take control of the management of their blocks from the freeholder. With our fully automated Right to Manage process we take away the risk of incorrect data and get you through the RTM process as fast as the legislation will allow. Why not join the tens of thousands of flat owners who have already taken up the Right to Manage?
There are complexities to the Right to Manage process and whilst you could theoretically carry out the process yourself it is very possible that you will make even a small error which will invalidate the process. This can lead to much higher costs for the residents. Why not let Canonbury undertake your Right to Manage process to take away the potential pitfalls.
Our PDF brochure provides a wealth of information about the Right to Manage process and we've been told it is very useful for convincing your fellow flat owners to join you in the Right to Manage process
“Professional, dedicated, and responsive - a breath of fresh air!
Residents in our block had been suffering for many years from a combination of overcharging and poor service. We knew Right to Manage was our best option, but many of us were nervous about attempting it, since a previous attempt ended in failure with residents footing all the bills.
From the moment we met up with Canonbury, they were a breath of fresh air. Their communication was professional and clear throughout, from providing us with a realistic expectation of the process, along with the benefits RTM would bring, to handling the legal side of things without residents needing to worry unduly.
Now we've moved to Canonbury and the difference is night and day. Canonbury's charging structure is both fair and transparent; their work has been dedicated, friendly and professional; and we could not be happier. Our service charge has reduced by nearly a hundred pounds, and residents feel as though a weight has lifted. Thank you Canonbury!”
Ben Edwards (Bridge Court South RTM Director) 5th June 2019
There are a small number of eligibility criteria for any block wanting to start the RTM process. Our questionnaire checks these criteria and gives you a cost for us to undertake the RTM process for your property.
The Commonhold and Leasehold reform Act 2002 allows leasehold tenants to remove the company which manages their block and replace it with a better management company. This process can be difficult to complete without help so Canonbury have automated the process to allow it to be done without any risk of failure (where the client provides the correct information and follows our advice) and at the lowest cost possible. Contact us today and let us help you get control of your own building.
If you live in a block of flats and do not have a say in who runs that block then you can benefit from the Right to Manage process. The right is available to all flat owners, in all blocks, where they fulfil the following criteria: At least 50% of the flat owners within the physical block of flats must want to go through the process. At least two thirds of the flat owners within the physical block must have long leases ( more than 21 years at the time of issue). No more than 25% of the block may be used for non-residential use (excludes car parks and common areas connected with the flats). If your block fulfils these criteria then it is highly likely you will be able to go through the Right To Manage process with 100% success. There are a small number of technical legalities that can prevent some being eligible so you should discuss with our sales team beforehand whether to progress your claim as one claim or several for your complex. If you find that you are not eligible for the process, we may be able to help by offering to assess the issue you have for a fixed fee and then in come cases, it may be possible to make an application to the First Tier Property Tribunal - please contact our Sales Team for further information.
If you go through the process, you are liable to pay the reasonable legal costs of the freeholder. These, in our experience are claimed in most cases so you need to ensure you are prepared for the possibility of additional costs. This is, however, a charge levied by the freeholder’s solicitors and so we would have no control over this. If they do levy a charge and you consider it too high then you can apply to the First Tier Property Tribunal for them to determine this. We can do this for you but only if you are successful in the Right to Manage claim and we are appointed as managers for your block.
If a counter notice is received then an application must be made to the First Tier Property Tribunal. There is no alternative to this, even though it is highly likely that the freeholder will have no valid reason for the counter notice. Under the legislation, you are liable for payment of the reasonable legal fees of the freeholder and will not usually be incurred if they do not appoint a solicitor. We cannot unfortunately provide an estimate of those costs as they are particular to the amount of work undertaken by the freeholders solicitor but they must be reasonable. You can contest these by letter to the tribunal if you feel their fees are too high. We can undertake this work for you for but the costs can vary on a case by case basis. Our charge for challenging the freeholders legal costs will usually be between £400-£600 for a simple case.