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In relation to the ‘right to manage’ under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, would a block of flats let to students be considered residential?

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Published on LexisPSL on 28/03/2017

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  • In relation to the ‘right to manage’ under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, would a block of flats let to students be considered residential?

Under sections 71–113 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, long leaseholders of dwellings in mainly residential buildings (subject to certain exceptions) have the right to take over the management of the building.

In order to benefit from the right to manage, there needs to be a ‘qualifying premises’ and ‘qualifying tenant’. It will need to be determined if these criteria apply to a residential block of flats let to students and whether

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