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Appointment of a Manager

Section 24 Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 provides that where the management of a property is considered unsatisfactory by the Lessees an application can be made for the appointment of a manager.

The application must cover the whole or part of a building consisting of two or more flats and can be made by one or more of the lessees. This is a useful procedure if the Landlord is not complying with his obligations and a Right to Manage Company has not been considered or agreed to by the majority of the Lessees.

The Tribunal should make the order if one of the following applies :-

1. the Landlord is in breach of his obligations in accordance with the Lease.
2. Unreasonable service charges or administrative charges have been made or are intended.
3. The landlord has failed to comply with the relevant codes of management practice.
4 .In other circumstances where it is just and convenient.

The Leaseholder must serve a preliminary application on the Landlord or Managing agent, before proceeding to the full application. This notice gives the other parties full notice of the intention and will contain the grounds why an application is to be made. You also need to have an acceptable Manager available who has agreed and will be acceptable to the Tribunal in case the order is made.

We can assist with completion of the forms and notices and if instructed arrange for our Representative to attend the Tribunal. It may be however you only require advice on the procedures and paperwork.

The 1993 act included an interesting right to have a "management audit" The purpose of this is to ascertain the extent the obligations of the landlord to the qualifying tenants are being discharged in an efficient and effective manner. This may seem a waste of time, but such an audit could be useful, if an application is to be made to appoint a manager. It can also be useful if the tenants intend applying for a Right to Manage and some of the tenants are unsure about committing themselves.
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