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How Ringley is taking a tech-driven approach to renting

This week, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been appointed by Rise Homes to oversee the launch and lease-up of their £15M Greyfriars build to rent development in Coventry. We will also be taking care of recruiting on-site staff, administering rent collection an...

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Repairs

Need repairs? Help is at hand

There’s now a new way for private tenants to work out whether or not their landlord is responsible for repairs to their rented homes. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has got together with the Ministry of Justice to develop a new onl...

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Care

Good news on ground rents

Good news for leaseholders is a bit thin on the ground at the moment. But the announcement that, finally, some action is being taken on unfair ground rents is cause for celebration.The Competition and Markets Authority confirmed yesterday that Aviva and Persimmon are...

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Right to manage

Is RTM right for your block?

Ringley is in the news today with an exciting announcement – we are thrilled to now be working with the UK’s biggest Right to Manage company, which will pay to use our operating systems as a franchisee client.  We have designed and built our own in-house operating sy...

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Grenfell

How property managers are looking for solutions to the cladding crisis

Earlier this week a national newspaper flagged up managing agents as part of the problem, rather than part of the solution to the cladding crisis. We think this is unfair. In any industry there are practitioners who do not work in the best interests of their customer...

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Why the 'polluter pays' principle should be applied to cladding

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire and for many leaseholders the repercussions of the tragedy have been life-changing. Facing government inaction on funding fire safety remediation in their blocks, flat owners have now taken matters into their...

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Shining a light on energy efficiency changes

If you’re a landlord who wants to improve your rental properties but are wondering whether or not you will be able to access energy efficiency funding from your local authority now that the Green Homes Grant has been discontinued, some research from Rightmove should ...

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Change ahead

Are PEEPs the best way to keep vulnerable residents safe?

Of the 37 disabled residents classed as ‘vulnerable’ who were living in Grenfell Tower in 2017, 15 died in the fire that broke out on the night of 14 June. That is a shocking statistic and one that caused the Grenfell Inquiry to recommend that Personal Emergency Evac...

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Evictions ban ends - but what happens now?

Landlords with tenants in arrears and renters who are unable to pay their rent will be aware that the ban on evictions that has been in place throughout the pandemic, came to an end on Tuesday.Estimates of how many people find themselves in rental debt differ wildly,...

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Commonhold

Is commonhold really the answer to flat owners' problems?

The new Commonhold Council held its first meeting last month. In 2018 The Law Commission proposed reforms that could be used to develop commonhold as an alternative to leasehold ownership. The new advisory panel will be looking those recommendations to see if they ca...

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