LKP has been contacted by a number RTM sites worried about a letter which ominously warns “URGENT- YOUR RTM COMPANY MAY BE ILLEGAL”.
If you have had one of these letters it may also warn in capital letters your RTM should “ACT NOW”. LKP would suggest you act with caution.
Quoting some case and suggesting this could make your site “illegal” without specialist legal advice is at best speculative. There have certainly not been any official statements to suggest your RTM “has ceased to have effect”
Anyone worried by this sort of letter may be better advised to take legal advice or phone or write to the government funded body LEASE who can give impartial information about the relevant legislation. You site could also consider joining the Federation of Private Residents Associations who offer their members free legal advice and who may well be advising their members on this letter very soon.
You could even phone the government department (DCLG) which looks after leasehold issues and ask them for their opinion. DCLG’s main reception number is 030 3444 0000
If you do want to speak to the company sending the letter you might ask: Are you legally qualified or regulated in any way? Where is your legal opinion which suggests my type of site may be “illegal” and is this advice from specialist barrister or solicitor?