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Right to Manage (RTM) companies and Commonhold Associations


1. What are RTM companies?

RTM companies were introduced under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. This means that leaseholders can transfer the landlord's management functions relating to, for example, repairs and maintenance, to a Right to Manage company registered by them.

The company must be limited by guarantee and its memorandum and articles must comply with regulations relating to those documents.

To incorporate an RTM you need to complete the ‘Application to register a company for registration (Form IN01)’. You may choose any name available so long as it ends with ‘Right to Manage” or “RTM” Company Limited’ or the Welsh equivalent and it complies with the rules on company names explained in this guidance.

Please note, RTM companies do not exist in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

2. What are Commonhold Associations?

Commonhold Associations were introduced under the Commonhold and Leasehold
Reform Act 2002. Commonhold is a form of land ownership available in England and Wales. The company must be limited by guarantee and its memorandum and articles must comply with The Commonhold Regulations 2004’ (Statutory Instrument 2004/1829).

Commonhold:
is an alternative to long leasehold ownership of flats and other interdependent properties;
combines freehold ownership of a single property (a unit) in a larger development with membership of a limited company that owns and manages the common parts of the development, for example a block of flats where each flat is a unit and all the other parts, such as the hallway are commonhold.
To incorporate a Commonhold Association you need to complete the ‘Application to register a company (Form IN01)’. You may choose any name available as long as it ends with ‘commonhold association limited’ or the Welsh equivalents and complies with the rules on company names explained in this guidance. More information is available at www.dca.gov.uk/legist/commonhold/commguid.pdf.

Please note, Commonhold Associations do not exist in Scotland or Northern Ireland.