51-815 Third-party management of local authority housing stock
As an alternative to transferring local authority housing stock to an RSL, in order to meet the Government’s ‘decent homes standard’ by ensuring their housing stock is kept in good repair, many local authorities delegate the management and maintenance of their housing stock to a third party. This may be an arm's length management organisation (ALMO), a tenant management organisation (TMO) or a tenant management co‐operative (TMC).
Arm's length management organisations (ALMOs)
ALMOs are the most common vehicle established by local authorities to manage their housing stock without it being transferred to an RSL.