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ARMA - The Association of Residential Managing Agents

ARMA - The Association of Residential Managing Agents

ARMA is the leading trade association for the residential long-leasehold management sector in England and Wales.
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ARMA was founded in 1991 to bring together professionals involved in private residential block management. 


ARMA members work to high professional standards and must be part of an independent ombudsman scheme. They agree to comply with the RICS ‘Service Charge Residential Management Code’ and to abide by ARMA’s rules of membership.

ARMA Accreditation is a real milestone for consumer protection in the residential leasehold sector. on standards developed specifically for the leasehold property management sector and independent regulation. All ARMA Members now have to comply with the Standards and a Consumer Charter.

ARMA represents firms of managing agents just over 300 firms across England and Wales, who collectively manage over 1m leasehold homes. Our members range from small businesses looking after a few blocks to national companies managing tens of thousands of flats across developments.

ARMA also has a membership category for firms who offer specialist services and products to the leasehold management sector, known as ARMA Partners, and ranges from accountants, surveyors and solicitors, to energy brokers, insurance specialists and software providers.

There are four ways in which companies can join ARMA and membership: as a Member, as an Associate, as a Partner, or as an RMC/RTM Director.

If you would like to apply for membership of ARMA as a Member, Associate, Partner or RMC/RTM Director, please complete the Membership Enquiry Form found on our website.

If you would like more information, please contact [email protected] or call us on 0207 978 2607.

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