Introduction to the Right to Manage

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Course Overview

The Right to Manage is a complex and specialist area of the law.


Delivered by experienced lecturer and practitioner Stephen Desmond, this course will provide viewers with a basic introduction to, and grounding in, key issues associated with the Right to Manage

During this course, the following topics will be considered:

  • Premises to which the Right to Manage applies
  • Appurtenant property & excluded buildings
  • Who are qualifying tenants?
  • The RTM company: membership & articles of association
  • Notice of invitation to participate
  • Claim notice, including required contents & inaccuracies
  • Landlords not traceable
  • Notice to obtain information
  • Right of access upon notice
  • Counter-notice, including contents
  • Application on receipt of ‘hostile’ counter-notice
  • Withdrawal of claim notice
  • Costs incurred in consequence of claim notice
  • The acquisition date
  • Notices relating to contracts
  • Accrued uncommitted service charges
  • Management functions under leases, including approvals
  • Monitoring & reporting requirements
  • Landlord contributions to service charges
  • Cessation of Right to Manage

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of the topics detailed above and feel more confident when undertaking cases involving the Right to Manage..

What is the target audience?

  • This course is primarily aimed at lawyers with little or no experience in this area of conveyancing practice.



About Instructor - Stephen Desmond

Stephen Desmond has been delivering training for over 15 years during which time he has delivered more than 1,800 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors. 

Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, published by Lexis Nexis, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases.  He writes for the Solicitors Group on the subject of commercial property. 
He has run a university-accredited distance-learning course for aspiring paralegals in the subject of residential conveyancing.

A former practicing Solicitor with several years post-qualification experience, Stephen has represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


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