Block Management Finchley
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Finchley .
History of Finchley
Finchley is situated in north London, in the borough of Barnet. Finchley Central is 7 miles from the centre of London. Finchley is thought to mean "Finch's clearing" or "finches' clearing," in late Anglo-Saxon times. The beginning, "Finch", either refers to the bird, or a person called Finch. The end of the name "ley", refers to an opening in woodland. The name was first recorded in the early 13th century. In the early medieval period, the area was woodland, and very few people lived there. At this time, the inhabitants supplied pigs and fuel to London.
During the time of the Norman Conquest, 1066, there was concentrated, extensive cultivation. By the 15th and 16th centuries, the woods on the eastern side of the parish, had been cleared to become Finchley Common. The medieval Great North Road, ran through the common, and was notorious for highwaymen, until the early 19th century.
From the 18th century, Finchley was renowned for its fine quality of hay, and this was the dominant agricultural activity, until the second half of the 19th century. During the 1820s, enclosure of the common took place, and it was only at this stage, that North Finchley began to develop.
In 1867, the original Finchley and Hendon station opened, on the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway. In 1940, this station was given its current name, Finchley Central. In 1867, the original East End Finchley station opened, on the Great Northern Railway; and in 1886, this was renamed its current name, East Finchley. Today, both of these stations are on the Underground, Northern Line, High Barnet branch. In 1933, West Finchley was originally opened on the LNER, which ceased in 1941. However, it first operated in 1940, as a station on the Underground, Northern Line, High Barnet branch.
In 1905, a tram service operated, which brought further development, and shops soon lined the High Road. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914, North Finchley had an ice rink and two cinemas.
In the middle of the 19th century, Finchley's population was less than 5,000; and by the end of the 19th century, it was 33,000. In 2011, Finchley's population was 65,812.
New developments in Finchley
Kingsbury Stone have on offer Park Place, 195 Ballards Lane, Finchley, London, N3. Help to Buy is available, for these beautiful, bright spacious one and two bedroom apartments. The average price is £349,950 for a one bedroom apartment, and £599,950 for a two bedroom apartment.
Two bedroom apartments have exceptional, modern finishes, floor to ceiling windows, timber floorings and carpeted bedrooms. There is one bathroom, an open plan living area, private balcony, fitted wardrobes, LED downlighting throughout, bicycle storage, video entry system, secure parking and gated entrance.
Victoria Park and Finchley Golf Course are nearby. The nearest station is West Finchley, Underground, 0.2 miles away. Finchley Central, Underground, is 0.4 miles away and Woodside Park, Underground, is 0.8 miles away.
Jamie Lester Properties have on offer The London Mews, Edge Hill Road, Finchley, London, N3. The average for a three bedroom flat is £699,950. This is an award winning development of exclusive mews-style homes, where every property will have either a garden, terrace or roof terrace, and most will have their own private front door off the cobbled mews. A Help to Buy scheme is available.
An example of a three bedroom flat, is with a large open plan kitchen/living area, three bathrooms, a large, pleasant garden to the rear and a terrace off the master bedroom. There is a walk in wardrobe, and plenty of storage space. Residents have the benefit of multiple outside shared and private spaces.
The London Mews is situated in a desirable area, with excellent facilities, including coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and gift shops. In Finchley, there are plenty of open green spaces, golf clubs and tennis courts, to choose from.
The nearest station is Finchley Central, Underground, 0.7 miles away. Brent Cross, Underground, is 1.2 miles away, and Golders Green, Underground, is 1.3 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Finchley
I visited Stephen House and Gardens, with my family. We very much enjoyed seeing the history of Henry "Inky" Stephens, as he was an innovator of a highly successful ink company. Then we had a good walk, which included a lovely arboretum, and had a nice lunch at the cafe.
Things to do in Finchley
Stephens House and Gardens, 17 East End Road, Finchley, London, N3, is a Grade II listed house, with extensive landscaped gardens. The historic house was built in 1859 by Rev. Edward Cooper, and then enlarged and renovated between 1874 and 1878, by Henry "Inky" Stephens. He was referred to as this name, because his ink company was innovative and profitable, and Stephens was a wealthy man. From 1878, he lived in the house. The house and grounds were left for public enjoyment by Stephens in his will; so for any visitor, there is an interesting history. The house also has Lodge and Stables, and The Bothy. The latter is a large rectangular enclosure, with a garden and ancillary buildings; and there is a beautiful arboretum Inky's Stables Cafe is open 7 days a week. There are 10 acres of landscaped gardens; and venue hire is available for weddings and corporate events.
Finchley - Cultural Scene
Five Bells Pub, 165-167 East End Road, Finchley, London, N2, is a traditional British pub. There is an extensive menu, which includes burger and grill deals, steaks, chicken and chips, "flex mex" for flexitarians, and many more. The drinks menu has a good choice.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Finchley
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Agar Grove, London
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Lime Tree Place, Witham
LIME TREE PLACE
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Langley Square, Dartford
728 homes, 4 RMCs and a host of compartmention woes leaving owners at a loss. We have worked with the developer to get professional experts fees paid and hundreds of thousands of pounds of remedial works done.
Client Fund Debtors
RFAS has cleared £763,3955 worth of debtors. Recoveries are as follows:Chauser Place-£17807.92-From ATLAS BMC Ltd ,King Regents Place-£16,972-British Gas,Heia Wharf Block C-£9,492-Ground Maintenance.
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 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 and continue 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.