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Maryanne bowring

01/10/2012
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Understanding your lease

Understanding YOUR lease MARY-ANNE BOWRING explains why anyone thinking of buying a flat should make sure they are fully aware of what leasehold really means CHANNEL 4's Dispatches programme, broadcast in August, highlighted the need for leaseholders to get go...

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Maryanne bowring

01/01/2011
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

In your own hands

If you live in a leasehold block of apartments and are frustrated by poor managing agents, with the help of Flatie your worries could be over. The brainchild of Ringley, one of London's top managing agents, Flatie is a fun cartoon character that represents the 4.5...

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Estates gazette

06/11/2010
Author : Peter Bill

The price for pre-application advice is likely to rocket, but Mr Flatie can cut the cost of crazy leaseholders

If FIFA president Sepp Blatter were to demand £2,000 from the FA every time he met with general secretary Alex Horne to discuss how England might win the 2018 World Cup vote on 2nd December, even Blatter would not survive the furore. Yet £2,000 is about the average ...

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Maryanne bowring

24/11/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Make the most of it

Mary-Anne Bowring, Managing Director of Ringley, one of London's leading Managing Agents, and a Governor for the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) advises how to make the most of the economic downturn by adding value to a leasehold property. With p...

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Maryanne bowring

31/10/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Small blocks of flats that self-manage can save money

Small blocks of flats that are paying full management costs can save money by self-managing their property with Block Care 200, says Leaseholdersupport.co.uk. Block Care 200 is the UK's first online Accountant and Property Manager designed to assist leaseholders with...

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Maryanne bowring

17/10/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Housing downturn reduces prices of lease extensions

Extending your lease in a falling market is cheaper as the property value is taken into account during a lease extension valuation according to The Ringley Group. This cost reduction presents an investment opportunity for leaseholders to add value to their property a...

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Maryanne bowring

25/09/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Invest in your lease

Mary-Anne Bowring, Managing Director of Ringley, a leading Managing Agent, and a Governor for the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) tell us why now is a good time to start thinking about extending a lease. The UK housing market has taken a turn for...

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Maryanne bowring

01/08/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Buying your freehold

Mary-Anne Bowring, Managing Director of the Ringley Group gives 10 reasons why buying the freehold is a good investment. More say over the running of the block Guarantees a 999 year lease (subject to passing resolution to authorise) The block either manage the...

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Yorkshire post

17/05/2008
Author : Yorkshire Post

Words of warning over leaseholds

Leasehold problems are set to increase, according to Mary-Anne Bowring, managing director of Ringley and a governor for the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM). "We are receiving double the amount of enquiries each month on leasehold issues, the top ...

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Maryanne bowring

01/05/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

Beyond enfranchisement.

Post enfranchisement the 4 main issues to deal with are likely to be: 1 - extending leases to 999 years 2 - releasing asset value by (a) selling parts of the title (lofts, porters flats) (b) selling shares in the Freehold Company to flats who did not particip...

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