Author : Maryanne Bowring
During the first lockdown in March, residents in blocks across the country realised the value of their property managers. When you’re at home all the time, those niggling problems you barely notice when you’re out at work all day become really important and leaseholders turned to their block managers for help. But where do those people who don’t have or can’t afford professional management services go when they need advice or a solution to a property problem they can’t tackle themselves?
At Ringley we are well aware that there are plenty of people who fall into this category. Maybe you live in a very small block where the cost of employing a property management specialist is way beyond your means. Or maybe your requirements are so minimal that professional advice is rarely needed. Or you and your neighbours may have had your fingers burned in the past and prefer to manage your own affairs. Recognising all these scenarios, we’ve developed a simple solution that we call Blockcare 100. We’ve packed all the brains it takes to do property management into one place and created a virtual managing agent. Blockcare 100 gives you an on online resource centre that’s available 24/7. It gives you all the information you need in the form of factsheets and tutorials and step-by-step guides to run your management company and deal with a whole range of property issues from legislation and compliance to repairs and reserve funds.
We polled leaseholders to find out what their biggest property management problems were. Our survey revealed that the most common problems are paperwork, non-payers, under-budgeting and unlicensed alterations. Blockcare 100 can help solve the pains of collecting service charge, dealing with the finances and legal papers, and will provide you with professional advice on a pay-as-you-go basis when you need it. If this sounds like the kind of help you need, our virtual property manager is just a couple of clicks away, so why not get started for free today.
Mary-Anne Bowring FIRPM FRICS FARLA FCABE Founder/Head of Asset Management
Strategic partnerships, holistic delivery/ opportunities, growth, value engineering, thought leadership
Ian Barber MD BTR Mobilisation & Leasing
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Jon Curtis MRICS Head of Building Engineering
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Kate Robinson MIRPM MD Blocks/FM Management (London Region)
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Lee Harle Partner Ringley Law
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Anthony Kingdon MIRPM AssocRICS MD Blocks/FM Management (North Region)
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Chris Georgalis MRICS Head of Commercial Valuation
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Nichola Pughe MRICS Head of Residential Valuation
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Libby Chen MSc Compliance Manager
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Dipesh Parekh Director PlanetRent
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Leana Aristodemou MIRPM MARLA AssocRICS Strategic lead: ESG & Asset Business Plan delivery
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Natalie Birmingham Helpdesk Support Manager
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Steve Norman Planning Director
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