What many people do not know is that up to two-thirds of tenants of a self-contained residential building can set up a right-to-manage company, which is a company limited by guarantee to exercise the right to manage. If you have a difficult landlord who does not manage the building properly, then you have a right to take over the management from the landlord, provided your building is self-contained and the services are independent, or capable of being made independent without severe disruption.
If the service costs are too high this may also be a reason to self-manage, provided you manage properly, as you will have to advise the landlord who may also become a member of the company. You will take over the obligations of the landlord and the lease to repair, insure, maintain, collect service charges, clean and decorate etc.
Our property team can advise you in relation to the process necessary to set up the company and exercise the right to manage.