561. The right to manage; in general.

Landlords will usually have rights under a lease to appoint agents (including managing agents) in respect of the premises1, and the landlord can recover the expenses incurred in instructing managing agents (and other agents) as a service charge, provided that there is power to do so in the lease2. Like any other service charge, such charges are subject to a test for reasonableness3.

Under the provisions of Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 19874, it is possible for qualifying tenants to apply to the appropriate tribunal for a manager to be appointed