Estate management scheme (EMS)
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An EMS is a scheme that regulates the use or appearance of a property that is within a specified area. An EMS allows the landlord to retain some management control over properties, amenities and common areas, where the freehold has been sold to the leaseholders. These schemes were either made under Section 19 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, or under Chapter 4 or Section 93 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
To find out if your property is part of an EMS you should contact the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).