The Right to Manage division of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 came into effect in 2003. The Act provides a platform for flat owners to voice opinions on communal affairs, regardless of whether or not there is any fault on the part of the freeholder or the current manager.

Most leaseholders of private residential flats are interested in having a direct say in how their building is managed, in reducing their service charges and in making the managing agent accountable to them. Although the principal of this seems appealing, the participation in Right to Manage has been noticeably low. The perceived hassle that accompanies self management is often noted as one of the main reasons.

Here at Portland Block Management we take care of all the administration duties associated with the Right to Manage process and ensure all fees are consolidated into one time efficient cost that will represent our dedication to your residential needs.

Once you have acquired your Right to Manage we have a range of supporting services tailored to how much, or how little, management you wish to do yourselves.

However, only a selection of leaseholders can participate in the Right to Manage and you must fall within these groups to qualify. Anyone who does not fulfil the eligibility criteria below cannot exercise Right to Manage:
Right to Manage is only available to leaseholders of flats, not houses.
The building must be self-contained (or not part of another building that could be independently redeveloped).

The leasehold property must contain more than 2 flats.

At least 2/3rds of the flat-owners within the physical block must have long leases.

Less than 25% of the total floor area is in use for commercial purposes.

For more information on how Portland can help you with your Right to Manage application call 0161 799 6288 or email us at


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