Camden Council has been leading the way when it comes to raising standards in the private rental sector.
It was London’s first authority to issue a rogue landlord banning order after tenants’ lives were deemed to be put at risk through the letting of unsafe housing. The first-tier tribunal has banned Cesar De Sousa Melo from renting out any housing in England for four years and fined him £14,000. This followed a rogue landlord referral received by Camden Council via the Greater London Authority and Mayor of London's website.
Camden Council investigated and found that the landlord was letting out several unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). Overcrowding, fire alarms that didn’t work and general disrepair were discovered after a series of raids on his properties.
Whilst this is an extreme case, it shows how important it is to comply with all lettings market legislation. We, at Ringley, have made it simple for landlords to meet their legal obligations and to ensure that their tenants live in safe, well-maintained homes.
The Ringley Group, by utilising its PlanetRent software, enables landlords of all magnitudes to manage their compliance for FREE. The app shows you which compliance documents are missing or have expired. Better still, when you upload documents, PlanetRent sends them automatically to your tenants or (for agents) your landlords so that everyone can feel safe.And when you prepare your offers, deals and e-contracts through PlanetRent, your tenants will receive all of the compliance documents that they need. They are slowly, but regularly, sent to them during the first month after they move in.
Shoulkd you have a House of Multiple Occupancy then you can also sign up for PlanetRent's HMO partner. This is to keep your HMO licencing up to date and will apply for HMO licences and renewals. FREE portals are provided for landlords, tenants and contractors. Should you use the photo repairs reporting tool for tenants, you can capture the whole of the necessary audit trail. Put simply, PlanetRent delivers everything that you need, not only to your tenants, but also providing the audit trail to prove a job well done.
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
Runs HQ & site lease-up teams. Drives rent pricing, mobilisation, marketing, happy residents!
Jon Curtis MRICS Head of Building Engineering
Chartered Building Surveyor. Lectures on EWS1 & building safety. Runs CapEx programmes.
Kate Robinson MIRPM MD Blocks/FM Management (London Region)
Master plan setup, ops and staffing and resident engagement. ISO45001 champion.
Lee Harle Partner Ringley Law
Plot conveyancing. Debt litigation. Group Company Secretary.
Anthony Kingdon MIRPM AssocRICS MD Blocks/FM Management (North Region)
Stakeholder engagement. Mixed tenure specialist. Budget management. Plant audit, PPM compliance.
Chris Georgalis MRICS Head of Commercial Valuation
Chartered Valuer. Rental valuations: retail, leisure. IRR modelling and valuations for secured lending. Compulsory purchase & rent reviews
Nichola Pughe MRICS Head of Residential Valuation
Chartered Valuer. Rental development & mixed use valuations, IRR modelling. Leasehold enfranchisement specialist
Libby Chen MSc Compliance Manager
Operational Plant & Equipment strategy PPM Compliance lead, Asset tagging Client major projects
Dipesh Parekh Director PlanetRent
Customer centric, vertically integrated PropTech/fin-tech solutions.
Leana Aristodemou MIRPM MARLA AssocRICS Strategic lead: ESG & Asset Business Plan delivery
Financial modelling, valuation analyst to support underwriting & fund reporting.
Natalie Birmingham Helpdesk Support Manager
Trainer & Helpdesk Manager: people, systems,contractors. ISO45001 supply chain accreditation.
Steve Norman Planning Director
Land due diligence (opportunities & constraints) Has contributed to a number of award winning schemes.