Block Management Stratford

As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Stratford


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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

Richard
Cardiff Office
Head of Block Management - Wales & West
Kate
London Office
Head of Block Management - London & SE
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 Stratford

Stratford is situated in the borough of Newham, and is 6.5 miles east of the centre of London. In 1087, during the reign of King William I, "The Conqueror", (1066-1087), first evidence of the name Straetforda was recorded. This means "ford on a Roman road". It originates from Old English "straet" (in modern English "street"), and "ford". The original river crossing was located north of Stratford High Street. 
In the 1130s, Stratford Langthorne Abbey was built; and this was to become one of the largest monasteries in the country. However, it was closed down, when Henry VIII, (r. 1509-1547), enforced the dissolution of monasteries. This was because he had cut himself off from the Catholic Church in Rome, and declared himself head of the Church of England, to suppress political opposition.
For a long time, Stratford was mainly rural and agricultural: its proximity to London gave it a ready market for its produce. By the mid 18th century, the area flourished with potato growing, and this continued into the mid 19th century. By the 19th century, Stratford was becoming more industrialised. For example, the Bow porcelain factory was one of the first factories in Britain to produce porcelain from a soft-paste. By the 1820s, Stratford had its own dock and wharves, along the River Thames. Due to its position between London and the east of the country, Stratford gained as a transport centre. 
In 1839, Stratford was granted its own railway station, and with the emergence of the railway, there was a need for more housing: a new town was built to accommodate railway workers. This was originally called Hudson Town, and later renamed Stratford New Town. By the 1860s, over 20,000 people lived and worked in the area.
Despite these improvements, Stratford was an impoverished and deprived area during the 19th century. In the 1960s, there was a building programme for new homes. In 1974, the Stratford Shopping Centre was opened. In 2011, Westfield Stratford City, a major shopping centre, was opened. This was a significant development, as it transformed the area. In 2012, another major landmark was opened: the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, purpose-built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium is adjacent to the Stratford City development. In 2019, Stratford's population was estimated as 36,666. 
 

Most prestigious roads in Stratford

Taylor Wimpey have on offer Chobham Manor, Phase 4, Stratford, London, E20. Prices range from £450,000 to £520,000, for a 1 bed apartment. Residents have the benefit of putting down a 10% deposit, which will be topped up by 5%, making it easier to buy your home.
Phase 4 is a carefully designed development, with all homes built to high levels of sustainability and energy efficiency. There are multiple pleasant "pocket" parks and squares, providing many pathways and green spaces. Extensive planting has been made, withing mature trees and shrubs, to create a perfect environment for natural wildlife habitats. 
The development offers a great opportunity to join a well-established community: for example, the regeneration associated with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a world renowned destination for sport, entertainment and culture. Westfield Stratford is the largest shopping centre in Europe; and the restaurant quarter here, has a good choice of restaurants. The River Lea is close at hand, and there are many green spaces nearby.
The nearest station is Stratford, Crossrail, DLR, Overground and Underground, less than 10 minutes walk away. Stratford International, Overground station is 10 minutes walk away. 
 

Best places to eat out in Stratford

Telford Homes have New Garden Quarter, Leyton Road, London, E15. This is a stunning development of 2 and 3 bed apartments and spacious villas. All apartments have sold. 
All residents have the benefit of 24 hour concierge, under floor heating, car parking available by separate negotiation, gymnasium, and bicycle storage. 
Kitchens have recessed downlights, and there are high-gloss white handle-less fitted units. Fully integrated appliances, include oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer. All worktops are stone. 
Bathrooms and en-suites have recessed downlights, chrome taps and mixers, large shower enclosure, large vanity mirror, cabinets with built in storage and low voltage socket, bath with thermostatic shower mixer and glazed screen, porcelain and ceramic tiling, and towel warmer. 
Bedrooms are carpeted in a soft grey colour, and the main bedrooms have a fitted wardrobe. All walls have a smooth finish, painted in white emulsion, kitchen living room and hallway in woodstrip laminate flooring, and doors and woodwork are white satinwood finish. 
The nearest station is Stratford, Crossrail, DLR, Overground and Underground, 0.3 miles away. Stratford International, Overground station, is 0.3 miles minutes walk away, and Maryland, Overground station, is 0.4 miles away. 
 

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Stratford

At Westfield Stratford City, with my family, we went shopping. Then we enjoyed a nice restaurant, Pasta Remoli, which does very good pasta. 
 

Things to do in Stratford

Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road, London, E20, has plenty of Britain's best retailers, a good amount of restaurants, cinemas, bowling alleys, and the country's largest casino. Nearby is a theatre, a children's story centre, and a rooftop film club. 
 

Stratford - Cultural Scene

Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, London, E15, has a children's play area. There is an ornamental garden, sensory garden, paved paths and a fountain, tennis, basketball and table tennis. The Newham Poetry Group host sessions at the community house in the park. There is also a cafe for refreshments.