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
download our briefing sheet for councillors [PDF]
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
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.