Extra layer of Management with RTM?

Extra layer of Management with RTM?

11:16 AM, 12th April 2022, About 2 months ago 2

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We have just been successful with our Right to Manage ‘bid’ and the handover is in June. What is concerning a number of us is that our current management company is managed by and answers to a property management company, not the Freeholder – who also holds the contracts (as in the porter’s contract).

It has never been explained to us who these people are or what their role is but they are the buffer between the management and the Freeholder.

I know I need to have a discussion with them to find out where we all fit into this puzzle and who manages whom, but any ideas anyone has? I’ve taken two other buildings to RTM over the last 2 years and not come across this middle layer and would like to go into a meeting with them with a little confidence.

Many thanks

Harlequin Garden



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by BP Surrey

12:28 PM, 12th April 2022, About 2 months ago

Why do want a meeting with the freeholders managing agent, having excercised your right to manage you are in charge. Setting up a meeting with them will only encourage them to be involved and if you seek their help/advice they may have the right to charge the RTM company for their services. We never contact our freeholder or managing and in 8 years they have only contacted us twice to pass on information.

by NewYorkie

14:21 PM, 12th April 2022, About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by BP Surrey at 12/04/2022 - 12:28
I agree. I've been through 2 RTMs and am a Director of one. We never contacted our freeholder, and the only contact with their managing agent was to ensure everything was passed over, including money. Unsurprisingly, we didn't get any!

The services you mention should be provided by the agent and included in their service charge accounts. Your agent needs to give their suppliers notice and you can choose whoever you want.


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