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How to go about appointing a managing agent by Tribunal.

Under Section 21 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, any leasehold flat owner has the right to apply to a Tribunal to change their managing agent if they’re unhappy with the current one. But it’s normally a last resort — there are time and cost implications and the appointment will only be granted if you can prove fault with the current management.

The process can be initiated by a single leaseholder or a group, and it’s a good alternative when there’s no enthusiasm in the block for going down the Right to Manage route.

In this Advice Note we’ll look at how you can go about appointing a new managing agent through a Tribunal.