Reading Leases

A one day interactive course in learning to read leases constructively, gleaning the essential knowledge to format a bible for each managed property - understanding the practical application of the principles with break out sessions during the day.


This course is for the relatively inexperienced 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.


  • Who are the parties, how many parties are there
  • Who is the client for ground rent, for service charges
  • The demise what is it
  • Windows whose responsibility
  • External decorations, internal decorations
  • Forced entry the clients rights
  • Interest on late payment can it be levied
  • Service charges to be treated as rent the implications
  • Reserve funds allowable or not
  • Period of grace for payment
  • Mutual enforceability
  • Indemnity required for Landlords enforcement in leaseholder disputes
  • Landlords consent to assign or sub-let
  • Case studies on what can go wrong
  • Breakout interactive sessions


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: Intermediate 
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