Block Management Manor House

As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Manor House


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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

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 Manor House

Manor House is situated to the north of London, mainly in the borough of Hackney. However, it is also on the border with the borough of Haringey. It is 2.8 miles from the centre of London. In 1734, a map shows the earlier names: "Wood Berry Downs Meadow", and next to it shows "South Berry Meadow" and "North Berry Meadow". Interestingly, the name "berry" refers to a "fortified manor house". This is the real key to the name we know today, Manor House. The other original part of the name "down", (after "wood" and "berry"), refers to an area of grassy, treeless upland used for grazing.
During the reign of Queen Victoria, (r. 1837-1901), the area was known as "Woodberry Down". Until the mid the 19th century, Woodberry Down remained largely rural. However, some building took place, for example, Green Lanes, in 1821. There were only a few buildings at this stage. In 1834, Manor House tavern was built, on the junction of the Green Lanes turnpike road, and the Seven Sisters Road. In 1843, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert travelled by carriage from Windsor to Cambridge. At Seven Sisters Road, the carriage stopped at the Manor House Tavern, for the first change of horses. In 1852, the pub had a licensed concert room.  
In 1832, two reservoirs were dug, to purify the New River. These are the East and West reservoirs of today. In 1822, Northumberland House was completed. From 1826, it was a private mental hospital, until its demolition in 1955. Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, first wife of the American-English author T.S. Eliot, lived at the hospital until her death in 1947. 
From 1857 to 1869, the green open space Finsbury Park was laid out, and the adjacent land was sold to builders. From the 1860s onwards, many villas were built. In 1868 Woodbury Down was laid out, and became a desirable suburb. By 1895, many original families moved out; and from around 1913, others were being replaced by poorer people. Social decline continued: for example in 1954, the area was inhabited mainly by students, foreigners and working class people. Most houses had a problem, of too many people living in the same building, and all in decay. 
In 1932, Manor House station was opened, and remains on the Underground, Piccadilly Line we know today. The station was named after the local pub, that had operated until its closure at the end of the 19th century. The old pub was demolished, and then rebuilt in its present form.   
From 1949 to the 1970s, the Woodberry Down Estate project, meant that old houses were demolished, and replaced with a large council development. Some 57 blocks of flats were completed in 1962. By the late 1980s, many of the flats were in poor condition; and a large portion were empty and boarded up with metal shutters. A squatter community grew up there.
Since 2007, Woodberry Down has undergone a concentrated redevelopment, with 5,500 new flats on the site. There is a good element of affordable housing, which makes up 41% of the project, for an investment of around £1 billion. Progress was made, when Hackney Council made a deal with Genesis Housing and Berkeley Homes, for the estate's demolition and redevelopment. The urban regeneration project is one of the largest in the UK, and is scheduled to complete in 2035. 
 

Most prestigious roads in Manor House

Foxtons have on offer Seven Sisters Road, Manor House, London, N4. The development is a brand new hotel conversion. All apartments are bright, with modern interiors and period features. The average for a two bedroom apartment is £675,000. All two bedroom apartments have one bathroom and one spacious reception room. 
The kitchen/dining/living room is open plan, with parquet wood floor. The bathroom is stylish; and bedrooms are spacious, with carpets. 
The development is situated opposite Finsbury Park, green open space. The nearest station is Manor House, Underground, 0.1 miles away. Finsbury Park, National Rail and Underground, is 0.5 miles away.

 

Best places to eat out in Manor House

Regent Property have on offer Hawker House, Goodchild Road, Manor House, London, N4. This development is situated in the heart of Woodberry Down, and consists of 66 homes. The average for a one bedroom apartment is £550,000. Hawker House is surrounded by 2 acres of green space, including a new park, with tree groves, lawns and flowers. There are two reservoirs a short walk away. 
One bedroom apartments have a spacious carpeted bedroom, and an open concept living area with a large, fully fitted kitchen, with wood floor. The bathroom is stylish and modern.
Residents have the benefit of a concierge service and residents' lounge. 

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Manor House

In the summer, I visited Finsbury Park with my family. There was a pleasant spot for a picnic, and then we enjoyed a walk. It was good to see all the birds on the lake. 
 

Finsbury Park, Endymion Road, London, N4, is a 46 hectare park. There are five main entrances, with Manor House station at the eastern edge, and Finsbury Park station at the southern tip. There is plenty of open parkland, with several areas of formal planting. The lake is ideal for natural habitats, for example many species of birds. The park has a childrens' playground and cafe near the lake. Sports are available, including an indoor gym, outdoor athletics track, and space for football, rugby, American football and general training.
 

The Finsbury, 336 Green Lanes, London, N4, is a pub, with an extensive food menu. Starters include seafood, "rice ball" dishes, garlic bread, nachos and fried halloumi. Mains include a good choice of pizzas, burgers, salads and sides. Desserts include pizza nutella, tiramisu and cheesecake. The pub offers a kids menu. Drinks include spirits, cocktails, wines, beers and lagers. The pub hosts gigs, featuring a good range of music, and comedy nights. Function rooms are available for hire. The pub has two gardens with outdoor seating.