Residents' Associations

A tenant and resident association is a group of people from the same area who get together to look after their local interests. These associations might organise community events for local people, take part in Council consultations or lobby their landlord for building refurbishments. Tenant and resident associations play an important role in strengthening communities and ensuring residents' voices are heard.

For more information on our work with tenant and resident associations, download our briefing sheet for councillors [PDF] (413KB). 

There are hundreds of active tenant and resident associations in the borough and it's likely there will be one you can join in your local area.

If there isn't an association in your area, we can work with you to set up your own; with training, model constitutions and support. To get started, have a look at our online resources.

Registering your association, and becoming recognised

Your TRA can be registered with the Council, recognised by a private landlord or managing company or by a housing association, housing provider or registered social landlord. See the registration and recognition page.

Supporting your association

The Guide on dealing with conflict in tenant and resident associations and garden committees [PDF] (810KB) has tips for diffusing tension and resolving sticky situations.

Contact the Community Engagement Team if you'd like us to send you a model constitution, agenda or other documents, or if you need any other support .

The Gold Standard Award

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chlesea is proud to offer the Gold Standard Award to recognise excellent tenant and resident associations in the borough. To find out more about the criteria and benefits, or to apply for the award online, visit the Gold Standard Award page.

More about community and local life in your area

City Living, Local Life is a programme that provides support to local people in shaping their local life, including small grants to community projects. Visit your local area page to find out what's happening near you, access local resources and sign up for relevant community updates by email or by Twitter