Right to manage is causing problems



An increasing number of tenants are choosing the ‘right to manage’ the property they live in, but solicitors involved warn that the time and expense of taking over a building can cause large financial and legal headaches. Right to manage was introduced in 2002 to protect tenants against exploitation by landlords. However some legal firms are arguing that many tenants are abusing their rights by not undertaking regular safety repairs and checks, in order to save money, while management can be chosen by majority rule, effectively ignoring the wishes of the other tenants.