Managing Your First Portfolio – Legal Workshop

Being a property manager is a demanding job; on any given day you can be required to demonstrate a variety of skills and knowledge. In this interactive legal workshop, we’ll explore some of the common legal challenges that you might face and how to deal with them. This workshop will be based around a fictional block and a copy of its specimen lease and Articles of Association will be provided to all delegates for ‘pre-reading’.


This course is ideal for those new to block management and for property assistants moving onto portfolio management who have some knowledge of the legal framework governing residential long leasehold management but who need to become familiar with the essential information needed to safely and efficiently assist or manage a portfolio. This course would also be suitable for those in lettings moving into residential leasehold management.


  • Understanding the decision making powers of management companies (including RTM and RMCs) on the appointment of agents
  • New development action points – what you need to be looking out for in the lease and articles of association so you can add to your building ‘manual’
  • Airbnb subletting – is it a breach and what can you do?
  • Alterations – how to handle the request and deal with the paperwork
  • Arrears recovery – looking at the lifecycle of a typical arrears case so you can manage your client’s expectations
  • Assignment of a lease – what needs to happen and how do you do it
  • Preparing for your evening AGM – understanding management companies, including decision making, appointment (and retirement) of directors, record keeping, etc.


This course is provided by the Association of Residential Managing Agents and course bookings will need to be made through registered accounts at


ARMA member cost: £195 +VAT
Non-member cost: £270 +VAT

Discount Code

ARLA Propertymark members can enter the code ARLA19 into the Pass Code field of the registration form to pay ARMA Member rate, saving you £75+VAT. 


The course dates are available on the ARMA website.

Courses are usually held in London or Manchester.

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Level: Foundation 
CPD: 7 hours

face to face

Face to Face

Course Provider

David Whitney, Block Management Trainer


The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) is the leading trade association for companies that manage private residential leasehold blocks of flats in England and Wales.

ARMA promotes high standards of leasehold management by providing advice, training and guidance to its members. ARMA also produces guidance materials for leaseholders and residents’ management companies whilst campaigning for improvements in legislation governing the leasehold sector. More information on the Association can be found at