Block Management Islington
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Islington.
History of Islington
Every London Borough has nurtered mega pop artists – why are we telling you this I hear you ask….it’s because Ringley are based in Camden, the epicentre of all things music and Islington isnt that far away from us !
Which pop band – oh yes, the one and only Coldplay from Islington! The iconic music group formed in Islington while the members studied at UCL (University College London) in Islington. Little did they know that when the formed Coldplay in 1996 they would later become one of the most successful bands of the 21stcentury with other billions of views on their music videos and selling over 90 million records world-wide. The British rock band have 160 released 160 songs in their career with their most popular hits such as ‘Fix you’, ‘Someone just like this ‘, ‘Viva la Vida’, the countless hits just kept winning awards like song of the year again and again. Did you know that the rock band with 5 members was named after the book of Poetry called Childs Reflections, cold play and that infect they originally started being called starfish until they borrowed a local bands name who had discarded it.
Ringley are a specialist Property Management Company in London, and more specifically North London and the surrounding boroughs which is why we thought we would create this page to highlight why you should use a local property management company to Islington…a mere 20 mins away.
New developments in Islington
Islington is fast becoming London’s top property hots spots especially for swanky new apartments and regeneration schemes, some examples are:
Wharf Road, Islington N1
Wharf road is found near Old Street and Farringdon Underground Stations are nearby meaning the City is within walking distance. Located in Islington, N1, Wharf Road benefits from a canal-side setting and private roof terraces and balconies.
Wharf Road is a collection of boutique 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments
City Forum / City Angel
Found on City Road , Islington , EC1V 8AS there is a mix of shared ownership homes and social rent homes available . These homes are Berkeleys landmark new developments, The City Angel is a collection of Studio & 1 bed apartments they offer prime urban living at an affordable level in Islington.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Islington
Yes, I have been watching Islington develop rapidly over the past few years and really is one borough oozing with potential. I am also a serious amateur history buff and didn’t realise how ancient this part of London was back in the old days! It seems Islington is a kindred spirit to our native Camden. Islington is making steps foward into the Governments Islington Transport Strategy which sets out Islington’s long-term vision to make transport in the borough healthy, fair and enjoyable, they have begun creating a new Crossrail station at Farringdon as well as significant public realm enhancements and pedestrian safety measures outside the station which is all. the more reason to live there.
Forming along the path of the Great North Road, the Borough of Islington began as a village named “Giseldone” from the Saxons, otherwise known as “Gisla’s Hill”. The village quickly became more important as a source for the city’s water, and this also made it a good place for growing vegetables that supplied London with food. Eventually, the village was absorbed into Greater London as the city grew into the surrounding communities. Today it is a major home to restaurants, pubs, shops, and other important aspects of the city.
The area of Angel is Islington originated with the Angel Inn, which opened in 17th Century and by 1903 came to mean the Angel Hotel. Angel became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Islington in 1900, which joined with the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury in 1965 to become the London Borough of Islington. The Angel tube station is named for the area and is featured in the London edition of Monopoly. In Neil Gaiman’s story “Neverwhere” the fallen angel Islington is named for both the area and the borough.
Islington and Entertainment
Islington has all sorts of entertainment for the public , there are lots of Theatres to be found in Islington from The Sadler's Wells Theatre on Rosebery Avenue , The Almedia Theatre which is most critically priased theatre in Britain and the list goes on. The Screen on the Green is in the borough too on 83 Upper street , it is one of the most striking cinmea facades in the city !
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Islington
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential and regeneration consultancy
Winkworth Estate Agents – Located Islington, 65 upper street N1 0NY
Ellis & Co Islington Estate and Letting Agents – Located 76 Essex Rd, London N1 8LT
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Pym Court, Cambridge
A development of 90 flats over 4 blocks. We have overseen remedial works to cladding areas, inadequate internal compartmentation. We are now dealing with other fire safety deficiencies.
Prospect Place, Cardiff
982 homes in Cardiff Bay. We have weighed up options for failed brick slips, compartmentation, fire doors. Building Safety application lodged, developer on site remediating cladding.
Avante Court, Kingston
86 homes in Kingston where the owners had no recourse to developers. A series of EGMs were used for compartmentation works and fire safety upgrades. Member’s contributions were used to raise monies fast.
Agar Grove, London
Acting for Freeholder on this development, beset by significant structural heave movement damage and water ingress problems. We are appointed as advisers, liaising with leaseholders.
Lime Tree Place, Witham
LIME TREE PLACE
99 Flat conversion suffered pressurised water supply failure, resulting in flood damage to over 50% of the apartments. Appointed as Contract Administrator, we have lead the strip out.
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.