Block Management Aldgate
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Aldgate .
History of Aldgate
Aldgate is situated east of the City of London, and 2.9 miles from the centre of London. There are many theories concerning the origins of the area's name. In 1052, it was first known as "east gate". However, by 1108, it was "Alegate". Other ideas have been cited: for example, "Ale Gate" may refer to a reputed ale-house; or "All Gate" means the gate was free to all.
It is believed that a gate at Aldgate spanned the road to Colchester in Roman times, when the London Wall was constructed. Over the centuries, the gate went through many changes in construction. In 1377, it was fortified with portcullises and chained, due to concerns about potential attacks by the French. This was not the only gate in London that had to be fortified.
From 1374 to 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer, wrote some poems, while he lived in an apartment above the gate, where he was a customs official. Earlier in the century, it was an established practice for Aldermen to rent unneeded space over the City gates. There was a disadvantage, however, as although the rooms were built for military occupancy, they remained inferior in quality, and non-private. Thus, Chaucer, the poet at this time, may have suffered in cramped and cold conditions.
In 1761, the gate was eventually removed, to improve traffic flow. In the 18th century, the expansion of London meant that its gates and large parts of the wall were demolished. The wall was no longer necessary for defence.
In 1876, during the reign of Queen Victoria, (r. 1837-1901), Aldgate station was opened; and in 1884, the original Aldgate East station opened. These two stations were a significant development. Currently, these stations are on the London Underground, with Aldgate on the Metropolitan and Circle Lines, and Aldgate East on the Metropolitan and District Lines.
Up to the 20th century, Aldgate had many council estates, and like other parts of east London, there was a poverty problem. However, in recent years, the area has been uplifted and improved, with regeneration projects. Aldgate is now a booming and thriving part of London.
New developments in Aldgate
Redloft have on offer Toynbee Street, London, E1. This is a desirable new development, in a fantastic central London location, where two bedroom flats start at £187,500. Rent is 1.5% on the unsold equity.
These two bedroom apartments stylish and contemporary in design. They have bright open plan reception and kitchen with dining area, two double bedrooms, one bathroom, fully fitted kitchen and integrated appliances. Apartments are EPC rating B, and have underfloor heating throughout. There is plenty of storage space.
Brick Lane and Spitalfields are situated nearby, for a good choice of culture and restaurants. The City and West End are not far away.
Both Aldgate East, Underground and Aldgate, Underground are 0.2 miles away.
1newhomes have on offer Goodman's Fields, Leman Street, London, E1. All studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments have sold out. The development is a mixed use urban quarter, with a selection of beautiful apartments, as well as independent coffee shops, cafe and restaurants and a hotel. There are 2 acres of pleasant landscaped gardens and outstanding public art. The apartments are built to a high specification. For example, interior finishes are a good blend of engineered oak floor to hallway, kitchen and living/dining rooms, whereas bedrooms are carpeted. Master bedrooms and other bedrooms have the benefit of fitted wardrobes with integrated sensor light.
Kitchens are stylish, with Siemens integrated appliances, including oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and induction hob. There is also a wine cooler.
All rooms have recessed LED downlights, and all apartments have the benefit of underfloor heating. There is comfort cooling to two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.
All residents have the benefit of a 24 hour concierge, residents-only gym and spa, private screening room, swimming pool and spa.
The City and Shoreditch are within easy reach. The nearest station is Aldgate East, Underground, 0.1 miles away. Aldgate, Underground, is 0.2 miles away. Tower Hill, Underground and Docklands Light Railway, is 0.4 miles away. Fenchurch Street, Overground, is 0.5 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Aldgate
I was in the Aldgate area, and by chance saw St. Botolph's Church. I went inside, and enjoyed seeing the stained glass windows. Then I went to a local café, and got a coffee, which I drank, in the church garden. It was a good place to sit and relax.
Things to do in Aldgate
St. Botolph's Aldgate, Aldgate High Street, London, EC3, was opened and consecrated in 1744. The church was designed by George Dance, the same architect that designed Mansion House, the official home of the Lord Mayor of London. The church is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults from domestic abuse. There are beautiful stained glass windows within the church. A new glazed doorway will be built, to match the architectural style of the building. Adjoining the church, there is a pleasant garden, for visitors to sit and rest in.
Aldgate - Cultural Scene
Satyrio, 49 Aldgate High Street, London, EC3, is an Italian restaurant and wine merchants. Appetisers include burrata, salmon, calamari, wild prawns and soup. The mains include pasta, meat and vegetables, duck breast, grilled tuna steak and vegetarian ravioli. Side dishes are sauteed mushrooms, roasted butternut squash and green salad. The desserts include classic tiramisu cream, soft meringue with custard and caramel parfait. The wine menu has a good choice of sparkling, rose, white, red and vintage.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Aldgate
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Chapel Evans - 122 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7PT
Atkinson McLeod - 143 Leman Street, London E1 8EY
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LIME TREE PLACE
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Client Fund Debtors
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Fastest Service Charge
The Accounts has been circulated within 6 months and No Section 20B notice has been served - Northiam Management Limited as RFAS main objective is to issue the accounts within 6 months from financial.
5 Years of Accounts Cleaned
Due to diminishing lease, the freeholder expenses cannot be recovered. There was also a variance on each service charge, thus the accounts were unfinished. This year we shortened the accounting period.
Recovery of Arrears
Ringley Law was instructed on the recovery of service charge arrears totalling circa £53k from a commercial property spanning 3 units. We have successfully recovered the majority of the arrears in excess of £42k.
Property Litigation Dispute
A litigated matter involving multiple disputes over the course of 4 years. A proactive approach was adopted and Ringley Law was successful in recovering £10k whilst continuing to resolve remaining disputes.
Breach of Lease
A breach of lease matter was attended, as the owner refused to respond to communications from the Managing Agent. Ringley Law engaged with the owner. The breach was remedied within 24 hours.
Valuation for Secured lending purposes of £11.50m portfolio including shops, offices and residential. The instruction required inspection, measurement and valuation for seven properties.
Valuation for accounting purposes of £750,000 portfolio including shops and residential. The instruction required inspection, measurement and valuation for seven properties located around north London.
A Bank lending Valuation. The instruction required assessment of end values and development costs of a site with planning permission for 11 detached and semi-detached houses with underground parking.