Block Management Highbury and Islington

As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Highbury and Islington


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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.


Block Management Reviews

"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

Richard
Cardiff Office
Head of Block Management - Wales & West
Kate
London Office
Head of Block Management - London & SE
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 Highbury and Islington

Highbury and Islington is an area located in the London Borough of Islington. It is situated 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Charing Cross and 5 miles (8 km) east of Camden Town. The name Highbury first appears in 1293, while the name Islington was first mentioned in a charter dated 1354.

The area has been settled since the Bronze Age, and there is evidence of Roman activity in the area. In the Middle Ages, Highbury and Islington was a rural hamlet, but it began to develop rapidly into a suburb of London in the Tudor period. It became a popular place for wealthy Londoners to build country homes, and many grand houses were built in the area.

Many of the magnificent residences were destroyed during the Second World War, when the region was heavily bombed. In the postwar period, the area was redeveloped and many new council estates were built. 

Most prestigious roads in Highbury and Islington

There are a number of new developments underway in Highbury and Islington. One of the most notable is the regeneration of the New River Estate, which is a council estate that was built in the 1950s. The regeneration project will see the construction of new homes, shops, and community facilities. Another major development is the Highbury Gardens scheme, which will create over 1,000 new homes, as well as a new primary school and community centre. The developments are part of a wider regeneration project that is taking place in the area. The regeneration is aimed at making Highbury and Islington a more attractive place to live, work, and visit.

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This unique former office building has been converted into six modern new apartments within a private gated setting. Each apartment has been refurbished to the highest of standards with a sleek and timeless style, offering contemporary living at its finest with huge living spaces all with washed oak flooring, some with double-height vaulted ceilings, original windows, high-end kitchens, and bathrooms with underfloor heating beneath natural limestone flooring. White Horse Yard is an ideal setting for central London living being in the very heart of this most vibrant and dynamic area. Islington Green and several renowned garden squares are within a few minutes’ walk, as are the plethora of exciting shops, eateries, and bars to be found on Upper Street and Camden Passage. The cultural delights on offer from Sadler’s Wells and The Almeida theatre are also nearby.

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Things to do in Highbury and Islington

Highbury and Islington is home to a number of attractions, including the Arsenal Museum, which is located in the Emirates Stadium. The museum tells the story of Arsenal Football Club, from its origins in 1886 to the present day. The Islington Museum is another popular attraction. The museum tells the history of the borough from Roman times to the present day. It is also home to a number of exhibitions, including the Islington in World War Two exhibit, which tells the story of how the borough was affected by the conflict.

The area also boasts a number of parks and green spaces. Highbury Fields is the largest park in the area, and is popular with families and dog walkers. Finsbury Park is another popular park, and is home to a number of events and activities throughout the year. There are also a number of shops and restaurants in Highbury and Islington. The area is home to a number of independent shops, as well as major retailers such as John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. 

Cultural Scene

The cultural scene in Highbury and Islington is thriving, with a number of theatres, galleries, and museums. The Almeida Theatre is one of the most popular venues in the area. The theatre hosts a variety of productions, including plays, musicals, and opera. The Union Chapel is another popular venue, and is home to a number of musical events throughout the year. The chapel is also used as a venue for comedy, poetry, and other forms of entertainment.

The area is also home to a number of art galleries, including the White Cube gallery. The gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions, featuring both local and international artists. Highbury and Islington is a vibrant and diverse area of London that is home to a number of new developments, attractions, and cultural venues. The area is an ideal place to live, work, and visit.