Housing today

Block Management | 03/08/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Housing Today

Four out of five high street properties ripe for resi conversion

Controversial permitted development conversion rights and new fire safety tests for high rises have come in to forceFour out of five high street properties are potentially able to be converted into homes without planning permission under new rules that came into forc...

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Insider media

Block Management | 02/08/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Insider Media

Ringley appointment to drive growth in Wales

Residential property consultancy Ringley Group has appointed a director to head up its operations in Wales.Anthony Kingdon will be focused on driving Ringley Group’s presence in Wales and will report directly to Mary-Anne Bowring, the company’s group managing directo...

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Development finance today

Block Management | 30/07/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Development Finance Today

Ringley Group hires new director for Wales

Residential property consultancy Ringley Group has appointed Anthony Kingdon He will be working across Ringley’s offices in London and Cardiff and will report directly to Mary-Anne Bowring, the company’s group managing director and founder. In his new role, Anthony w...

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Today s conveyancer

Block Management | 29/07/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Today's Conveyancer

Cladding fund left unclaimed due to qualification difficulties

Almost half of a waking watch cladding fund has been left unclaimed due to a difficult qualification process. New statistics reveal that the Waking Watch Relief Fund introduced to aid leaseholders affected by the unsafe cladding scandal, show that almost half of the ...

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Ipe real assets

Block Management | 29/07/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/IPE Real Assets

Ringley Group appoints new director to oversee expansion in Wales

Residential property consultancy Ringley Group has appointed Anthony Kingdon as a director to head up its operations in Wales. Kingdon will be focused on driving Ringley Group’s presence in Wales and will report directly to Mary-Anne Bowring, the company’s group mana...

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Block Management | 23/07/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Housing Today

How is the building safety regulator’s residents’ panel going to work?

To be effective, the panel must be structured to prioritise the voices of building occupants over those of owners and non-occupying leaseholdersBefore the publication of the Building Safety Bill at the beginning of July, during pre-legislative scrutiny from the housi...

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Property wire

Block Management | 23/07/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Property Wire

Principle Welcomes Government Guidance on Flats

Principle Estate Management has welcomed a major UK government intervention that means leaseholders “trapped” in flats due to the cladding crisis could soon be able to sell or remortgage their properties.The comments from the leading estate manager come in the wake o...

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Landlordzone

Block Management | 22/07/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Landlord Zone

Thousands of landlords released from ‘cladding hell’ after EWS1 forms scrapped

Landlords who own leasehold properties in low and medium-rise apartment blocks affected by the cladding scandal will no longer have to supply an EWS1 form when selling or remortgaging their properties, the government has announced.Thousands of landlords who have been...

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Evening standard

Block Management | 22/07/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/Evening Standard

Cladding policy U-turn: Housing minister says low-rise apartment blocks no longer need ESW1 certification

An end is in sight for victims of the cladding crisis – providing they live in low rise blocks.Housing minister Robert Jenrick has announced that, after seeking expert advice, he believes there was no “systemic” fire safety issue in blocks standing less than 18 metre...

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Negotiator

Block Management | 16/07/2021 | Author : Mary-Anne Bowring/The Negotiator

CLADDING: Stats reveal failure of Govt fund

The effectiveness of the Government’s response to the cladding issue has been called into question again by property managers. Examination of applicants to the Waking Watch Relief Fund revealed nearly half of the fund is unclaimed, due to difficulty in qualifying.The...

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