Angell Town Resident Management Organisation manages 444 properties on behalf of Lambeth Council. The organisation is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
The core services the organisation provides are:
|Monday||9.30AM – 4.30PM|
|Tuesday||9.30AM – 4.30PM|
|Wednesday||9.30AM – 12.30PM|
|Thursday||9.30AM – 7.00PM|
|Friday||9.30AM – 4.30PM|
The properties in management comprises mainly of block type properties, which represents 88% of the properties we manage; However detached, semi-detached and terraced account for 12% of the property type total.
There are also eight Victorian three storey conversions resulting in 3 and 4 bedroom flats. These were the first properties types build in the area situated along Fiveways Road.
Angell Town Estate takes its name from the eccentric landowner John Angell, who died in 1784. His grandfather, Justinian, had acquired the property by marriage. Angell Town was built up in the early 19th century as a desirable estate for the new middle classes. Most of the old Angell Town Estate was replaced in the 1970s by a council estate that combined 1960s-style blocks with the newer concept of overhead walkways and linking bridges, some of which were later removed in an attempt to prevent robbers and vandals making easy getaways.
The estate underwent an extensive regeneration programme during 1999 to 2003 whereby four large maisonettes blocks were demolished and replaced with modern styled houses and the remaining blocks that were eligible underwent a modernisation refurbishment programme.
Angell Town RMO entered into a management agreement with the Council which forms a legally binding contract. It sets out our responsibilities and those of the Council. We are allocated a management and maintenance allowance from the Council which enables us to provide the services delegated to us which is based upon what it would cost the Council to provide the same services. The allowances are retained within the Council’s Housing Revenue Account but ring-fenced to Angell Town Estate.
Local authority tenants have had a statutory Right to Manage since 1994. By forming a Tenant Management Organisation, and following Right to Manage Regulations, such tenants can take over responsibility for managing housing services, such as repairs, caretaking, and rent collection from their landlord.
Tenant Management Organisations are proven models of community control that can improve service quality, secure better value for money, and boost satisfaction. Their members are unpaid volunteers who want to improve the quality of people’s lives by taking on more responsibility for local services.
The Right to Manage regulations provide a clear process for aspiring Tenant Management Organisations to take over management responsibility for local services. They also provide safeguards about service delivery and public finances for the tenants whose properties would be managed by the Tenant Management Organisation; the local authority; local council tax payers; as well as the Government.
Source: Department for Communities and Local Government – Right to Manage statutory Guidance Part 1
The government’s Department for Communities and Local Government has the overall responsibility for the Tenant Management Organisations. The DCLG sets out guidance on The Right to Manage to enable tenants and leaseholders take over certain management responsibilities from their landlord.
One of their responsibilities which is embedded in our mission statement is to
‘…help communities and neighbourhoods to solve their own problems so neighbourhoods are strong, attractive and thriving…’
The organisation has under its management 444 properties of varying sizes which is made up of 390 Flats and 54 Houses ranging from 1-8 bedrooms refer to table 1 below. You will notice that the most popular homes are those that are of the 1 and 3 bedroom size.
|Property Type||No. Per Property Type||No. of Bedrooms|
|Tenure Status||No. Per Tenure Status||No. of Bedrooms|