Managing Agent

A managing agent (or managing company) is the entity that exists, or is created, to manage an individual, or block of, leasehold  properties.

The managing agent or company will be one of the following:

  • A nominated manager or company
  • The landlord or freeholder
  • A management company set up by the residents (common where there is a share of freehold  set up)

 The managing agent will oversee:

  • management of the communal areas e.g. hallways, lifts
  • the fabric and structure of the building such as the foundations, roof, guttering
  • maintenance of the garden
  • management of any parking facilities
  • preparation of the annual accounts
  • collection of ground rent and service charges
  • responding to management information enquirers
  • handling any breaches of the lease
Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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