Woodruff & Co Property Consultants are general practice surveyors and estate agents based in Newcastle City Centre offering a bespoke consultancy service for both the commercial and residential property sectors.

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Right to Manage

Woodruff & Co Property Consultants are experienced in the Right to Manage process as set out in the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

The Right to Manage is a legal process whereby lessees/owners of flats can take over the day to day management of their block or building from the freeholder/landlord. This allows the residents or owners if they wish to remove the existing managing agent and to either manage the property themselves or appoint a new managing agent. They can set their own service charge levels, manage and control large cost repairs and maintenance as well as arranging their own buildings insurance.

To qualify for the Right to Manage the legislation requires certain minimum criteria :

1. At least 50% of the flat owners must want to join in.
2. At least two thirds of the flat owners must have lease of more than 21 years at the time of issue.
3. No more than 25% of the block may be used for non residential purposes (this does not include car parks or communal areas).

If you think you may qualify for the Right to Manage process or wish to find out more Woodruff & Co Property Consultants can provide a free initial consultation with individuals or resident committees at a time to suit you.

Woodruff & Co Property Consultants will set up your Right to Manage Company, invite all owners to join in and serve all the relevant legal notices required under by the legislation. Once the process is completed the Right to Manage Company then take over the running of the block or building.

Due to the nature of the ownerships of flats Woodruff & Co Property Consultants will attend evening meetings of residents at no extra charge.

For further information and to arrange an initial consultation please contact Alastair Woodruff at Woodruff & Co Property Consultants or by e-mail at alastair@wearepropertyconsultants.com

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