Block Management South Kensington
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in South Kensington.
History of South Kensington
South Kensington is west of the centre of London. Originally a small hamlet, it has developed drastically since 1868, when the first railway was designed and built to connect South Kensington to central London. In the 19th century, fashionable terraces were constructed around the area, seeing in London's boom, and connecting the hamlet of Brompton to Chelsea and Kensington. The Great Exhibition of 1851 was a Crystal Palace constructed out of iron and glass in Hyde Park. It housed 100,000 exhibits, of fine arts, crafts and industrial innovations of the era. Not surprisingly, it is widely credited as being one of the best achievements of Victorian Britain. It attracted approximately six million visitors, which is roughly one-third of the British population at the time. The Great Exhibition was thought to be Queen Victoria's husband Albert's inspiration, as he lobbied the government into setting up a royal commission. Sir Richard Cole became right-hand man to Prince Albert; and this made the 'Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations' a reality. However, in autumn 1851 the Great Exhibition closed, and was dismantled and transported to Sydenham Hill, in south-east London.
New developments in South Kensington
Lancelot Place is considered to be one of South Kensington's finest buildings: it has well maintained communal and leisure areas, and a welcoming concierge team.
It is within easy reach of the vibrant shopping area of Knightsbridge. Independently owned designer boutiques can be found, close to Harrods and Harvey Nichols. There are a good variety of world class hotels, restaurants and bars, within a short walk. Knightsbridge underground station is a 4 minute walk from the property.
Savills have on offer a 3 bedroom terraced for sale, at £6,150,000. The property is situated in Seymour Walk, Chelsea, London, SW10. The mortgage is paid monthly. This is a modern Chelsea townhouse, with versatile and good sized accommodation, 2,817 sq.ft. It has a private west facing rear garden, and balcony terrace accessed from the bedroom on the first floor. It is within a pleasant, quiet cul-de-sac of period terrace houses. The property has high quality specification, including air-conditioning and underfloor heating. Energy Efficiency Rating is Grade B.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about South Kensington
Just opposite Kensington Gardens, the Royal Albert Hall, also a testament to Prince Albert, hosts concerts, the Proms, every year; and a wide range of music concerts all year round.
I very much enjoyed the Royal Albert Hall classical music prom recently, especially Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, the "New World" symphony.
Things to do in South Kensington
The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7, is host to the BBC Proms concerts each year. These range from classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet, opera, and even tennis.
The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7, is the world's largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts, and design. It houses a collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was originally opened in 1852, and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
South Kensington Cultural Scene
The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7, is a major museum devoted to science, featuring notable achievements by scientists. There are interactive rooms, for example, Wonderlab: the Equinor Gallery, and Imax: the Ronson Theatre, audio, show inspiring images and 3D shots. These are especially child-friendly. Separate science exhibitions are regularly held.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in South Kensington
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Foxtons - 94 Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 3RD
John D Wood - 125 Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4TE
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1 Castle Road
London, NW1 8PR
0207 267 2900
11 Swan Street
Manchester, M4 5JJ
0330 174 7777
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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.