Block Management Watford

As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Watford


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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 Watford

Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, 15 miles north-west of central London. Watford is located on the River Colne. Prehistoric occupation can be evidenced around the area, with a few Celtic and Roman finds. However, there was no settlement until much later. 
The town was originally based on the first dry ground above the marshy edges of the River Colne. The river was crossed on an ancient trackway, from the south-east to the north-west. Watford's High Street follows the line of part of this route. The name Watford is thought to have derived from the Old English for waet, which means full of water, as the area was marshy; or wath: hunting, and ford. 
 

Most prestigious roads in Watford

Imagine New Homes, have on offer a 3 bedroom terraced house for sale, at £600,000. Avenues, Thomas Sawyer Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18, is a peaceful sanctuary, natural green space close to the town centre. Avenues is a desirable collection of 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses, built to a high specification, modern, spacious, with energy-efficient living qualities.
This high quality development is situated within the Watford Riverwell regeneration project; and this will create beautiful new homes for future generations to live in. The development surrounded by parkland on the banks of the River Colne. 
The flat also has 2 bathrooms, courtyard gardens, allocated parking, and a stunning roof terrace.
Commuters benefit from Watford High Street Underground station, Bushey, Overground and Underground, and Watford Underground station. These are all a short walk away.
 

Best places to eat out in Watford

Countyside Properties

South Oxhey Central is a beautifully presented collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and maisonettes in Hertfordshire. It is adjacent to Carpenders Park Overground and has excellent rail links to Watford in 8 minutes, Wembley Central in 17 minutes and London Euston in just 32 minutes. The development includes commercial and retail space to complement existing local amenities. The bustling town of South Oxhey offers fantastic shopping, bars and restaurants and excellent schools.

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Watford

At Cassiobury Park, I had a good game of tennis on a grass court, with my friend. Afterwards, we enjoyed a nice lunch at the old tea pavilion, then a pleasant walk along the river. We saw some lovely woodland. 
 

Things to do in Watford

Cassiobury Park, Gade Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18, covers approx 250 hectares, and is Watford's largest park. The River Gade runs through the park, and it is bordered by the Grand Union Canal. There are links to West Herts Golf Club. The park includes Whippendell Woods and Cassio Common. Cassiobury Park has been enhanced with Heritage Lottery Fund award funding, and is Grade II listed, on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Part of Cassiobury Park  has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve. Visitors can enjoy quiet areas for picnics, lovely riverside walks, beautiful wooded areas with ancient trees, and open spaces for sports. There are grass and hard tennis courts, bowls rinks and croquet lawns. Play areas can be found for children of all ages, with a summer paddling pool, for free, and a miniature railway. The old tea pavilion serves food and drinks; and the Daisys Cafe provides hot food and snacks. 
 

Watford - Cultural Scene

Watford Museum, 194 High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17, is housed in a Grade II lisrted Georgian town house, which was originally the premises of Benskins Brewery. The museum tells the story of Watford, past and present, and has artefacts of local history, industry and archaeology. These include Watford at War, Print and Brewing and a display on Watford Football Club, which has some Elton John memorabilia.