Block Management Kentish Town
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Kentish Town .
History of Kentish Town
Kentish Town is situated inner north of London, in the borough of Camden. It is 4 miles from central London. The original name probably derives from Ken-ditch or Caen-ditch, which means "bed of a waterway". It is not related to the English county of Kent. Interestingly, ken is also the Celtic word for both "green" and "river", while ditch refers to the River Fleet, now a subterranean river. Another theory is that the name originates from its position near the Fleet. It has been suggested that Kentish Town, which lies in between two forks of the Fleet, takes its name from cant or cantle, form the Middle English, which means "corner".
In 1207, during the reign of King John, (r. 1199-1216), the name Kentisston was recorded. At this time, the area was a small settlement on the River Fleet. From the 1450s onwards, Kentish Town became a busy hamlet.
In the early 19th century, modernisation replaced the area's rural origins: 18th century buildings and the River Fleet vanished at this time.
Kentish Town was a popular resort. It was a major site for development, as the Kentish Town Road was an important route from London northwards. Karl Marx was a famous resident, who lived at 46 Grafton Terrace, from 1856.
During the reign of Queen Victoria, (r. 1837-1901), the area was poor. However, in 1877, mission work started, to look after impoverished people.
During the 19th century and early 20th century, several piano and organ manufacturers operated at Kentish Town. The Piano Journal, in 1901, described the area as: "…that healthful suburb dear to the heart of the piano maker".
In 1907, during the reign of King Edward, (r. 1901-1910), Kentish Town station opened, on the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway. The Underground station we know today, is on the Northern Line.
Kentish Town has greatly developed since Victorian times. In 1841, the population was 10,000. In 2018, the population was 15,200.
New developments in Kentish Town
Aston Chase have on offer 55 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5. This is a stunning new development of three apartments. These are spacious, both inside and outside. The average for a four bedroom apartment is £4,450,000.
Residents have the benefit of superb views across the London skyline, four double en-suite bedrooms, and one beautiful reception/entertaining room. The property is underfloor heated and air conditioned throughout, with lift access to all floors. Underground parking is available by separate negotiation.
The development is close to a good variety of shops, amenities, cafes and restaurants, at Kentish Town Road.
The nearest stations are Kentish Town, Underground and National Rail, 0.2 miles away, and Kentish Town West, Overground, 0.2 miles away. Gospel Oak, Overground, is 0.5 miles away.
Vabel have on offer Vabel Kentisston, 187 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London, NW1. There are twelve apartments within this magnificent development, set within a period building, that has evolved for modern purpose. Two bedroom apartments start at £870,000, and three bedroom apartments start at £985,000.
Three bedroom apartments are spacious, and thoughtfully designed, with kitchen/dining/reception. The master bedroom has an en-suite, and there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom.
Residents have the benefit of energy efficient underfloor heating, engineered oak and terrazzo flooring, lift access and secure cycle store. The development has crittall windows, and fully fitted bespoke wardrobes and cabinets.
The nearest station is Kentish Town West, Overground, 0.2 miles away. Camden Road, Overground, is 0.3 miles away. Kentish Town, Underground and National Rail, is 0.3 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Kentish Town
I had a good visit to the Boma Garden Centre. I especially wanted indoor cacti, and found just what I wanted. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Things to do in Kentish Town
Boma Garden Centre, 51-53 Islip Street, Kentish Town, London, NW5, aims to transform urban living into a plant lover's paradise. A dedicated team of horticulturalists ensures that plants are shown in their natural habitat, with inspirational displays. This garden centre guarantees a good range of indoor plants, plots and planters, seeds and bulbs, compost and mulch and garden essentials.
Kentish Town - Cultural Scene
The Grafton, 20 Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5, is a Victorian pub, offering fine dining, including bar snacks, starters, sides and puddings, and an extensive drinks menu; and there is also a kids menu. Roasts are served on Sundays. A quiz night takes place, on the second and last Tuesday of each month. Select evenings are set aside for musicians at the pub. Private events and meeting room hire are available. Outdoor seating is not only at the pub entrance; there is also roof terrace seating.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Kentish Town
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Dexters - 274 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2JT
Winkworth - 306 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TH
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Fastest Service Charge
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5 Years of Accounts Cleaned
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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.
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