Recognised Tenants Association (RTA)
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A tenants’ association is a group of tenants (normally leaseholders) who hold houses or flats on leases/tenancies from the same landlord on similar terms. A Recognised Tenants’ Association is one where the members have come together to represent their common interests so that the association can act on the tenants’ behalf, and which has been recognised for the purposes of section 29 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. An association is recognised either by notice in writing from the landlord to the secretary of the association, or by application to a First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
More information you might find useful:
- Application form for Recognition of a Tenants’ Association
- Template document – Request Notice – Secretary of a Tenants’ Association requiring the landlord to provide information about tenants who are not members of the association
- Template document – Duties of a landlord
- Guidance on applications for a certificate of recognition of a tenants’ association and orders relating to the provision of information. General information about the process
- Service Charges and other issues
- More Frequently Asked Questions in the Glossary