Residents’ associations

Join your residents’ association

Joining an existing residents’ association (or forming one for your estate or flats) is one of the best and most powerful ways to bring about housing and environmental improvements for your area.

There are several residents’ associations throughout the borough, representing about two fifths all our tenants, leaseholders and freeholders. They make a significant difference by:

  • raising local housing and neighbourhood issues directly with us
  • successfully bidding for additional capital funds to make communal and environmental improvements
  • nominating resident representatives to sit on various council committees and partnership groups, where housing policy and priorities are decided
  • improving local community relations and enhancing civic pride and community spirit in their area.

Local councillors and our staff sometimes attend residents’ association meetings, providing a direct line of contact between residents and their council landlord.

If there is no residents’ association in your area we can help you set one up, fund your administration and provide you with practical help and advice.

Contact us for help and to find out about available support and grants on 020 8547 6341 or respart@rbk.kingston.gov.uk.