What is a TRA?

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.

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