Tenants and Residents Associations (TRAs) bring together communities of tenants and leaseholders to have a strong, accountable and collective voice when dealing with their landlord.
Tenants and Residents Associations are:
- Local: TRAs cover a single housing estate or a local set of streets.
- Open: All residents, regardless of tenure, gender, ethnicity, religion or
sexual orientation, are entitled to take part in elections and meetings.
- Accountable: TRAs are democratic and representative. Typically, the Chair and the Committee are elected by residents at an Annual General Meeting.
TRAs are mostly unincorporated, though they typically have a written constitution.