Resident Association Resources

The information contained in this page is to help Residents Associations and provide some guidance to anyone who would like to set one up if there isn't one in their area.

These documents are aimed to help you set up and run a Residents Association.


The first thing you need to have is a Constitution. This sets out the aims and guidelines of your group. We have a template that you can use. Feel free to download our Template Constitution 2015 (PDF, 204KB) and help you to write a constitution that is  easy to understand, and that can be reviewed on an annual basis.

General Information

Please use this Information Pack (PDF, 709KB) that we have created to give you the information you need to run your group successfully.

Code of Conduct

The code of conduct can be used during all meetings to help things go smoothly and to make sure that the people attending the meeting are aware of how they should behave. You can use our Code of Conduct template (PDF, 194KB) as a guide to create your own code.

Taking minutes of meetings

Every meeting must have minutes taken which will record and decisions made and a brief record of the decisions made. Use our Minutes template (PDF, 8KB) as an example.

Holding a big event

The "Running a big event guide 2015 (PDF, 217KB)" will help you if your group decide to run a big event, like a fun day or a community party.  

Risk assessment

You will also need to carry out a risk assessment for the event to make sure you know about any potential hazards and have a plan for dealing with them. You will need to fill out the Risk Assessment form (PDF, 105KB)

Last Updated: 30 November 2017