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The RTM Companies (Model Articles) (Wales) Regulations 2011

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Application for membership

26.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), every person who wishes to become a member of the company must deliver to the company a completed application for membership in the following form (or in a form as near to the following form as circumstances allow or in any other form which is usual or which the directors may approve):

  • To the Board of [name of company], I, [name] of [address] am a qualifying tenant of [address of flat] and wish to become a member of [name of company] subject to the provisions of the Articles of Association of the company and to any rules made under those Articles. I agree to pay the company an amount of up to £1 if the company is wound up while I am a member or for up to 12 months after I have ceased to become a member. [Signed by applicant] [Dated]

(2) No person is entitled to be admitted to membership of the company unless that person, whether alone or jointly with others, is—

(a)a qualifying tenant of a flat contained in the Premises as specified in section 75 of the 2002 Act; or

(b)from the date upon which the company acquires the right to manage the Premises pursuant to the 2002 Act, a landlord under a lease of the whole or any part of the Premises.

(3) A person who, together with another or others, is to be regarded as jointly being the qualifying tenant of a flat, or as jointly constituting the landlord under a lease of the whole or any part of the Premises, is, once admitted to be regarded as jointly being a member of the company in respect of that flat or lease (as the case may be).

(4) Applications for membership by persons who are to be regarded as jointly being the qualifying tenant of a flat, or who jointly constitute the landlord under a lease of the whole or any part of the Premises, must state the names and addresses of all others who are jointly interested with them, and the order in which they wish to appear on the register of members in respect of such flat or lease (as the case may be).

(5) The directors, upon being satisfied as to a person’s application and entitlement to membership, must register such person as a member of the company.

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