Block Management Stepney
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Stepney .
History of Stepney
Stepney is situated east of the City of London, in the borough of Tower Hamlets. It is 4.6 miles from the centre of London. The first recorded name was "Stybbnahyo", meaning land-place, in 1000. In modern English, this is "Stybba's landing-place". This was the name of an individual.
Until the 19th century, Stepney had a small population, and dwellings were scattered farms and small hamlets.
In 1902, a major turning point was that Stepney station was opened, by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway. In 1950, this station was transferred to the London Underground, and is now on the District Line and Hammersmith and City Line.
The area was urbanised, driven by maritime trades along the river, and a programme of slum clearance was actioned. During the 1920s and 1930s, during the reign of George V, (r. 1910-1936), there was a regeneration of housing. But overcrowding remained a problem, as there was the need to house many people. At this time, many industries operated, and the clothing industry was the largest employer. In 1945, during the reign of George VI, (r. 1936-1952), the Stepney Reconstruction Group published a report. This showed a problem with communities that were broken up, despite relocation from slums to affordable housing. Another problem was that during World War II, (1939-1945), Stepney was severely bombed, as the Germans targeted the Docklands, and more than a third of homes were lost.
The report, "Living in Stepney" recommended that where industries had been bombed, they should not be allowed to rebuild and start again, unless it was of vital national interest for that they should remain in Stepney. The concept of New Towns was discussed. These focussed on Essex, as relocation to towns such as Chipping Ongar, Harlow and Margaretting, meant an improved Stepney.
In recent years, building regeneration has taken place. The area is considered to be relatively affordable, compared to other east London boroughs.
New developments in Stepney
Gateway have on offer Botanical Court, 8 Jubilee Street, Stepney Green, London, E1. Apartments are available on Shared Ownership basis, and owned at 25%. The average for a one bedroom apartment is £450,000, and the average for a two bedroom apartment is £565,000.
Two bedroom apartments have en-suites, one bathroom, balcony, lounge and kitchen, plenty of storage space and wooden floors.
Botanical Court is near to good local amenities, such as Victoria Park and a variety of shops.
The nearest station is Stepney Green, Underground, 0.3 miles away. Whitechapel, Underground, is 0.5 miles away.
Dexters have on offer a flat for sale, off Mile End Road, London, E1. This is a secure, gated development, and all flats are spacious and built to a good specification. The average for a two bedroom flat is £550,000.
Two bedroom flats have one bathroom, open plan kitchen and living room and balcony. All bedrooms are carpeted.
Bethnal Green is 0.5 miles away, with a good choice of restaurants and shops. The nearest station is Whitechapel, Underground and East London Line, 0.4 miles away. Stepney Green, Underground, is 0.7 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Stepney
In the summer, with my friend, I went to Stepney Green Park. As it was a pleasant sunny day, we enjoyed a walk, then a picnic.
Things to do in Stepney
Stepney Green Park, Stepney Green, London, E1, is a 4.6 hectare park. It has been well landscaped, and there are plenty of benches. Stepney Clock Tower is in a triangular garden near the park. The park has an area of astro turf, with changing rooms. Sports pitches can be booked, and there is an outdoor gym. The park has play areas for children under the age of 4, and for age 5 and above. There is an outdoor gym.
Stepney - Cultural Scene
Biryani House, 100 Mile End Road, Stepney Green, London, E1, is a classic Indian restaurant, offering both dine-in and take-away. There are appetisers and soups, tandoori charcoal grill dishes, curry dishes, madras/vindaloo, korma dishes, dansak dishes, Biryani House special, fish dishes, special dishes, chef's special, balti dishes, dupiaza dishes, bhuna dishes, jalfry dishes, sag dishes, korai dishes and rogan dishes.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Stepney
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
City Fox Estate Agents, 190 Mile End Road, London E1 4LJ
Ellis & Co - 485, 487 Bethnal Green Road, Stepney, London E2 9QH
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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
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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 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.
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.