Block Management Chertsey

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Block and Estate Management is about the minutia done well: the role of a Managing Agent is technical, administrative, practical and political. It takes joined up thinking from a multi-disciplined team with one eye on the strategic long term plan and with sufficient resource to react to whatever is necessary day-to-day: the skills that block and estate management spans are: politics, building pathology, finance, legal knowhow and of course customer service too.

As a leading Managing Agent, we are a one-stop-property shop. We understand that our role is sometimes signposting Clients to get expert advice and supporting them to interpret such advice and make decisions. We support and help owners reach out to government and other local services where matters are beyond our day-to-day block management remit.

As a Managing Agent we know our true business is building relationships with people. Our people are empowered and know that they can make a difference to how people feel about where they live. We call our 'Property Manager's 'Relationship Managers' as our focus which is written up in our values is (a) to build relationships, (b) add value, and (c) to take the initiative: to us this means managing relationships. We lead the market in transparency and focusing on risk, cash, repairs and place making, usually in that order, and was the first Managing Agent to introduce a 'money back guarantee'.

We are not shy of hard work and believe our ability to get stuck in and find solutions that sets us apart. We are innovative to the core and committed to implementing good ideas in pursuit of 5* service.

Being who we are would be impossible without our passionately committed people, whose qualifications we sponsor and who we support professionally to be the best they can be, as achieving a national training award and our Silver IIP status confirms.


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"Our property manager, Natalie Birmingham has made our experience with Ringley extremely positive, having moved some of the management of our commercial property over to Ringley.
Natalie's professionalism, promptness, and dedication to exceeding expectations has left a lasting impression. She responds promptly to any queries or comments that we have and what sets Natalie apart is her commitment to going above and beyond. "

Mitch 1 days ago

"Ringley have been supporting a number of leaseholders as managing agent - including myself - through a large insurance claim. It’s not an easy job managing 40+ different competing interests and I commend them for handling such a tricky situation. Dominic and Kate have been been responsive, informative and have advocated my needs and interests to all third party stakeholders. The claim will take a significant amount of time to resolve but had it not of been for Ringley I do not think we would have made any progress at all. I strongly recommend them."

Daniel 1 days ago

"We have had a problem with noise from the flat above us in Lady Isle House Ferry Court Cardiff. We contacted a Mr Paul Staniforth who immediately became involved and addressed the situation. We really do appreciate what he has done for us and cannot thank him enough. Once again a big thank you to Mr Staniforth. The noise above was intolerable."

Shane, 2 days ago

We work alongside those deploying capital: our VirginLand by Ringley identify sites, our capital markets team work on equity and debt, our Asset Managers act as Employer’s Agent during the build for Project Monitoring. Towards Practical Completion we will be preparing always to mobilse new assets, take plant handover, recruit great teams and lease up fast.
We work to enhance the value of our Client’s asset and demonstrate good governance. To us this means engaging with leaseholders, residents and other stakeholders to ensure they are engaged with the management of each development.
Our aim is to make Management Company Directors feel empowered: to us this means 100% transparency and advising them of the options available to support decision making. We know volunteer directors have a day job, so work to delivery what they need in a timely manner and guide them on the decisions we need.
Within The Ringley Group we have a range of professional practices to enable transactions: Land Find, Valuers, Surveyors, Engineers and of course Ringley Law.
We work closely with official receivers, asset owners, lenders and tax consultants to support property owners throughout each assets lifecycle.
We work alongside those deploying capital: our VirginLand by Ringley identify sites, our capital markets team work on equity and debt, our Asset Managers act as Employer’s Agent during the build for Project Monitoring. Towards Practical Completion we will be preparing always to mobilse new assets, take plant handover, recruit great teams and lease up fast.
We work to enhance the value of our Client’s asset and demonstrate good governance. To us this means engaging with leaseholders, residents and other stakeholders to ensure they are engaged with the management of each development.
Our aim is to make Management Company Directors feel empowered: to us this means 100% transparency and advising them of the options available to support decision making. We know volunteer directors have a day job, so work to delivery what they need in a timely manner and guide them on the decisions we need.
Within The Ringley Group we have a range of professional practices to enable transactions: Land Find, Valuers, Surveyors, Engineers and of course Ringley Law.
We work closely with official receivers, asset owners, lenders and tax consultants to support property owners throughout each assets lifecycle.
Why Ringley?

As a group of companies we are a diverse bunch with enough experts on board to be a one-stop-property-shop. We listen and align to each Client's goals so each of us knows what needs to be done all the while remaining innovative and solutions oriented - as a team - One Ringley.

We promise:
  • 100% transparency
  • to network and find solutions
  • focused committed people

We're confident our teams will rise to any challenge presented, so...
If you're not happy after 6 months, we will do the right thing

Why Ringley?

As a group of companies we are a diverse bunch with enough experts on board to be a one-stop-property-shop. We listen and align to each Client's goals so each of us knows what needs to be done all the while remaining innovative and solutions oriented - as a team - One Ringley.

We promise:
  • 100% transparency
  • to network and find solutions
  • focused committed people

We're confident our teams will rise to any challenge presented, so...
If you're not happy after 6 months, we will do the right thing

The Team

The key to our success is our people

Kate
London Office
Head of Block Management - London & SE
Richard
Cardiff Office
Head of Block Management - Wales & West
RichardNick
London Office
Block Management - National Head of Site Staff

Richard

Cardiff Office

Head of Block Management - Wales & West

Kate

London Office

Head of Block Management - London & SE

Nick

London Office

Block Management - National Head of Site Staff


History of Chertsey

Chertsey is situated in Surrey, 28 miles south-west of London. During the reign of William I, "The Conqueror", (r. 1066-1087), the Domesday Book, of 1086, refers to the original name, Certesi. 
The first use of the modern spelling "Chertsey" is from 1559, with the first part of the place name thought to refer to a Celtic individual; and the second part originates from the Old English, and means "island or well-watered land. 
In 666 a Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter, referred to as Chertsey Abbey, was established. Unfortunately, this was pillaged in c.1010, but was rebuilt and became a magnificent, well endowed monastery, one of largest Benedictine abbeys in England. However, Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547), ordered its dissolution, in 1536. The King took stone from the Abbey to construct his palace at Oatlands Palace; and the villagers took stone for raising the streets. By the late 17th century, only some outer walls remained.
The first bridge at Chertsey was built of timber, some time after 1299. However, it became dilapidated by 1580. In 1632, the bridge was slanted upwards, from Middlesex to Surrey. This slant caused much annoyance to navigators, and passage was reported in 1774, to be very inconvenient and dangerous. The present stone Chertsey Bridge is Grade II listed. It was commenced in 1783, in the period of George III (r. 1760-1820). The bridge was an important cross-river link, and was indeed, safer than its earlier counterparts. Chertsey Lock remains a short distance from the bridge. 
The summit of St. Ann's Hill, Chertsey, was an important viewing point for the Anglo-French survey: this calculated the distance between the Royal Greenwich Observatory, using trigonometry. The grid of triangles measured all the way to the French coast, to join up with the French survey. St. Ann's Hill was crucial for the link with the base-line of the English survey, on Hounslow Heath. 
Chertsey railway station was built by the London and Southampton Railway, and opened in February 1848. The Southern Railway completed electrification of the line in January 1937. 
Chertsey has a long history of metal working, and from the 19th century, a prosperous bell foundry, Eldridge, was established. An iron foundry, Herrings, flourished during the 19th century.
 

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Culture and history of Chelsea locally.

Chelsea is an area in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK. It is pitted with different cultures and illustrious history going down through the ages. The paper presented summarizes its culture together with its history.

1. Historical Roots: Chelsea goes much further back, to the period of the Anglo-Saxons themselves, where it was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. What started on the riverside as a small village grew far and wide to become the fashionable suburb of London that it is today.

2.Chelsea abounds with artistic and literary history: During the 19th and 20th centuries, Chelsea became a haven for artists, writers, and other learned minds that took up residence there. These have included such notable figures as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J.M.W. Turner, and Oscar Wilde.

3. Chelsea Physic Garden: As the oldest of the UK's botanic gardens, dating from 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden was a key venue for studying medicinal plants; it is a tranquil little oasis bang in Chelsea.

4. Cultural places: Others include the Saatchi Gallery which is contemporary art and the Chelsea Arts Club, a private members' club confined to artists and people connected with the creative arts.

5. Architecture: The variation in architecture in Chelsea ranges from Georgian townhouses to Victorian mansion dwellings and modern developments. However, on the contrary, there exist places such as Cheyne Walk and The Boltons that have historic and luxury properties.

6. Literary Connections: Chelsea has been a source of inspiration for many works of literature depicted through the novels written by Charles Dickens and Thomas Carlyle. It draws writers and intellectuals because it gives them an intellectually creative feel.

7. Fashion and Design: Since the 1960s, King's Road, Chelsea, has been such a buzzword for any chic appearance and innovative design, home to small boutique shops through designer labels.

8. Social and Sporting Events: Added to these are the famous floral showcase of the Chelsea Flower Show, an annual social calendar event that has also found a niche with the people involved in horticulture, and the more somber Chelsea FC, the famous football club based at Stamford Bridge.

9. Community Spirit: Chelsea has managed to conserve its community spirit, with many local efforts and events for building and green space preservation.

10. Modern Identity: Therefore, Chelsea retains a great part of this pleasant past and joins it with modernity, luxury living, and the present vibrant cultural scene portraying a desirable place to live and visit in London.

Maybe best epitomized by the artistic heritage, architectural beauty, literary connections, and throbbing community life, various constituent features of Chelsea's local culture and history have enabled this area to stand the test of time to remain one of London's most iconic and culturally rich communities.

 

Best places to eat out in Chertsey

Best Places to Eat Out in Chertsey

Located in the county of Surrey, United Kingdom, Chertsey practically hosts various kinds of restaurants, from traditional old pubs to fine dining restaurants and small eateries or cafes. Here are some of the best places to eat out in Chertsey:

1. Crown Hotel: In the heart of Chertsey is situated the Crown Hotel with its restaurant, offering seasonal, modern British cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with service that is friendly.

2. Parr Arms: This old traditional pub, right on Church Lane, serves classical pub grub that means burgers, fish and chips, Sunday roasts—you name it. This might have been where locals went for a nice dinner and visitors settled down to something on the low-key side but still with a good feed.

3. Thyme at the Tavern: This restaurant is offering a business hub center based in the town middle, facing Guildford Street, within a dynamic historic building. It is highly spoken of as a fine dining and artisan foods establishment. Menu-wise, they offer British and Mediterranean cuisine.

4. Bourbon Smokehouse: Another casual dining venue is Bourbons Smokehouse along Guildford Street, specializing in American-style BBQ—baby back ribs, brisket, or pulled pork, just to mention a few items off their menu.

5. The Coach and Horses: This family-friendly pub on St. Anne's Road hosts some decent traditional pub grub. Beers available are of variety, and this could be a great little venue to enjoy no-fuss dining or catching up with friends over drinks.

6. Prezzo: This is another centrally located Chertsey restaurant with fashionable Italian food like pizza, pasta, and salads. Family-friendly and moderately priced dining makes it popular for before-theater dinners or an evening meal out with the family.

7. Hankook Korean Restaurant: This restaurant, centrally located on Guildford Street, attempts to serve up the authentic taste of Korean delicacies in Bibimbap, Bulgogi, and Kimchi, among many others. It would provide them with the essence of tasting international food.

8. The Golden Grove: This is a friendly pub based along St Anne's Road, with a myriad of traditional pub foods alongside daily specials. It is famous for its very excellent service with a friendly atmosphere that prevails there.

9. The Thyme Restaurant: Set in the Bridge Hotel, the general menu of The Thyme Restaurant has a Latin anchorage in general British and European dishes that come with a modern twist. Along with the seasonal menus, the dining room is elegant.

10: Cricketers—This timeless pub, not far from Chertsey Cricket Club, can be found serving a selection of traditional pub food along with a host of drinks to locals and passing sportsmen alike.

Well, these dining options do appeal to quite a few private tastes and tastes in food, offering a different array of cuisine and offering experiences in that pretty Surrey town.

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Chertsey

I had a surreal stay at the "Shark Cabin", it is a big cabin built in the shape of a shark. I had a good breakfast in the morning, before a highly enjoyable ride on the rollercoaster at Thorpe Park, very close to Chertsey.
 

Things to Do in Chertsey

Things to Do in Chertsey

Surrey is a town, and Chertsey combines some historical venues with activities outdoors and relaxation time. This is what you will do in Chertsey:

1. Chertsey Abbey: The abbey bears a substantial remains from the 7th century, representative of its long history as a religious site and the burial venue for some English kings.

2. Riverside Walk This is a walk beside the River Thames as it flows through Chertsey; there are a number of open vistas from which to get a good view, and there is wildlife to be observed with many options for places to have a picnic in one of the riverside parks.

3. Chertsey Museum: This museum of local history and culture will beautifully expound much about the town. It hosts exhibitions in a listed historic place and will give rise to thoughts on archaeology, local industries, and people of note.

4. Thorpe Park Resort, Chertsey: This happens to be one of the most visited places amongst people getting their kicks out of riding a roller coaster. It has loads of other diversified types of attractions that offer kids just the chance to get into the swing of things while basking in its family-oriented feel.

5. St Peter's Church This entry was uplisted to Grade I; the building dates from the 12th century. There is an interesting variety of architectural styles, stunning collections of stained glass, and historic memorials.

6. Runnymede Pleasure Grounds: This comprises amusements in Runnymede Pleasure Grounds, riverside walks, quiet space next to the water, and a short visit to the Magna Carta Memorial and John F. Kennedy Memorial.

7. Chertsey Bridge: Walk or drive over Chertsey Bridge spanning the River Thames, which divides Chertsey and Shepperton; it gives good views of the River and nearby countryside.

8. Chertsey Local Parks / Green Spaces: Make the most of the fresh air in the local parks that include Gogmore Farm Park, Abbey Fields, and Chertsey Meads. These vary from areas with children's playgrounds and sports facilities to quieter, more sedate spaces.

9. Chertsey Lock: This scene, of the boats working up the old historic weir of Chertsey Lock, is very picturesque on the Thames just above Chertsey Bridge, where passing river traffic forms a very pleasant riverside stop.

10. Shopping and Dining: The several shops, cafes, and restaurants found in Chertsey's town center are very much at liberty to offer their services and facilities to all visitors, thus providing a great meal to rest these weary souls.

This is in relation to all the above activities, evidencing Chertsey blending historical landmarks and natural beauty with leisure activities that make it a nice county to visit or live in within the County of Surrey.

Local Culture in Chertsey, History

Local Culture in Chertsey, History

Chertsey happens to be one of the most ancient towns in Surrey, UK. This could easily be calculated back in hundreds of years. The outlining of the local culture and history can briefly be made out to comprise of the following:

1. Early Settlement: Chertsey dates back to Roman times, where it is said that the town was referred to as "Certusa," which means some sort of a gravelly island in the River Thames. It further developed as a Saxon settlement.

2.Chertsey Abbey: Founded in 666 AD, this grew in a very short period to become one of the most important monasteries in England and central to religious-social life for people in the locality until it dissolved under Henry VIII in 1537.

3. Historic Interest: Remains of medieval times found within the town include St Peter's Church, a building of Norman origin with later additions, while the remains of Chertsey Abbey are open to visitors.

4. River Thames: probably first a settling factor in the development of Chertsey as a market town and crossing point: it still influences local life and leisure

5. Literary and artistic relationships: inspired works like Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist," in which the town is mentioned, and paintings of the local landscapes executed by J.M.W. Turner.

6. Industrial Heritage: The 19th century saw tanning and brewing industries in Chertsey. It's not only this factor that helped in economic growth, but these gave this place its local identity.

7. Cultural institutions: The Chertsey Museum is located on historic premises and has on display excavations relating to the town on local industries and its cultural heritage hence giving induction to its past.

8. Events: The town hosts endless events and festivals throughout the season for every reason under the sun. It gets brought alive with fairs cum music, heritage days, etc., speaking of its history, its culture, and plain community spirit in this never-ending calendar of events.

9. Modern Development: A great deal of Chertsey's historical character remains intact in which facilities of modern towns with parks and residential areas knit old-world charm into the wellspring of living in present times.

10. Sense of Community: There seems to be a strong sense of community life, where local projects and well-preserved old buildings allow for close involvement in paying homage to heritage at the turn of cultural events.

The ancient origin of Chertsey, its religious importance, processes of industrial development, and vivid community life all underline the rich local culture and history. Moreover, all these factors turn Chertsey into a town that represents both historical interest and modern-day attractions in Surrey.