Robertson D & Rosenberry KN (2001) Home Ownership with Responsibility: Practical Governance Remedies For Britain’s Flat Owners. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation and YPS. http://www.jrf.org.uk/system/files/1859352545.pdf
First paragraph: Flats and other forms of multi-owned high density property have some common characteristics, given their physical structure and resulting ownership requirements. Yet, in Britain, while the notion of individual home ownership is well understood, given its strong and long-lived cultural and political overtones, where ownership also encapsulates certain mutual or collective responsibilities, this causes major problems. Who owns what, and who is responsible for what, deeply affects the individual's security and enjoyment of such property. If high density housing is to play an integral part in the continuing growth of mass individual home ownership in Britain, there needs to be a new legally defined ownership arrangement whereby the individual ownership of the property is also able to accommodate collective responsibilities for its ongoing governance.