Here in the UK, it seems apartments are usually grouped into "housing associations", whatever the heck they are or do. I suspect they are the real owners of the flats. The problem is, the tenants, even though we have "bought" the apartment, we really don't have any power outside the apartment, so if the street door need fixing and they don't care, we're just f***ed.
Back in Denmark, they have a different system, "boligforeninger" (which also means housing associations). I must admit, I don't really understand how they work, but it must be something government mandated, because if you're in one and have waited long enough (years) to get an apartment, you can get it much cheaper than if you buy one.
But they do have this going for it, those who manage the apartments is a group of people actually living in the apartments, they see the other tenants all the time, so they pretty much have to care.
That can suck too, but sometimes I miss it. Because the Association where I live now have been promising me for years to put up clearer numbers by the apartments so drivers can find where they're going, but it just keeps not happening. And now they are being bought up by a bigger company for the second time in a few years, it's clear that is it's just a cold business where nobody cares about anything other than the bottom line in the bank statement.