Roman Way Estate - Run by residents for residents
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Welcome to our FAQ area where you can find answers to some of the most common questions and concerns that people often have. If there is anything else you would like to know or if anything at all is not clear, please get in touch with us via the contact page and we will answer as quickly as we can.

  • What is Right to Manage?

    From 1 April 1994 tenant organisations (council tenants including leaseholders) have the right to take over the management of their homes. This is called Right to Manage.

     

    The Right to Manage offers the opportunity for a properly constituted tenants group to form a Tenant Management Organisation and run services such as repairs instead of the council.

     

  • What is a Tenant Management Organisation (TMO)?

    Tenant Management is a form of participation by which council tenants and leaseholders in an area take on the responsibility for day-to-day management of their homes.

     

    Tenant Management Organisations manage council homes on behalf of the council; they negotiate a management agreement that sets out what services they will provide and how much they will be paid.

     

    To find out more about TMO's, visit http://www.nftmo.com/

     

  • Who will be my landlord?

    The Tenant Management Organisation is not changing the ownership of council housing; it is about working with the council and remaining part of the council; but with control of the way homes are managed in the hands of tenants.

     

    Under the TMO, tenants remain council tenants, therefore Birmingham City Council will remain your landlord and will still own the properties. Tenants will remain secure tenants of the council and maintain all their rights such as ‘Right to Buy’.

     

    Birmingham City Council Housing and Constituencies Directorate will simply pay the TMO an annual management and maintenance allowance to act as their representative and carry out housing management duties such as repairs, caretaking and rent collection.

     

  • How do I deal with damp?

    Dampness can be caused by lifestyle factors and there are lots of simple things you can do to reduce the overall level of moisture in your home.

     

    Steps include:

     

    Don't leave kettles boiling and cover pans with lids for example, when cooking.

     

    Dry washing outside where possible. If you can't, dry it in a heated and well-ventilated room with the door shut and a window open.

     

    Use an extractor fan if you have one.

     

    If you have a tumble-dryer that doesn't collect water, make sure it is ducted to the outside.

     

  • Q2

    The Tenant Management Organisation is not changing the ownership of council housing; it is about working with the council and remaining part of the council; but with control of the way homes are managed in the hands of tenants.

     

    Under the TMO, tenants remain council tenants, therefore Birmingham City Council will remain your landlord and will still own the properties. Tenants will remain secure tenants of the council and maintain all their rights such as ‘Right to Buy’.

     

    Birmingham City Council Housing and Constituencies Directorate will simply pay the TMO an annual management and maintenance allowance to act as their representative and carry out housing management duties such as repairs, caretaking and rent collection.

     

  • Q3

    The Tenant Management Organisation is not changing the ownership of council housing; it is about working with the council and remaining part of the council; but with control of the way homes are managed in the hands of tenants.

     

    Under the TMO, tenants remain council tenants, therefore Birmingham City Council will remain your landlord and will still own the properties. Tenants will remain secure tenants of the council and maintain all their rights such as ‘Right to Buy’.

     

    Birmingham City Council Housing and Constituencies Directorate will simply pay the TMO an annual management and maintenance allowance to act as their representative and carry out housing management duties such as repairs, caretaking and rent collection.

     

Roman Way Estate CIC

27 Underwood Close, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SX

0121 472 7576

Registered Company Number 06512811