How to deal with a leak from a bath waste area
A leak from a bath waste area is a problem for any homeowner; however for those that live in a residential block, it may be unclear as to whose responsibility it is to fix it. www.leaseholdersupport.co.uk suggests how to tackle the problem. The bath waste area des...Read More
How to deal with a blocked or leaking toilet
A leaking or blocked toilet can be a problem, especially if you live in a residential block. www.leaseholdersupport.co.uk suggests ways to solve the problem. A blocked or leaking toilet is a problem that most of us have had to deal with at some point in time. Howe...Read More
The world of service charge accounting creates true financial professionals
Finance is not a backroom role in Property! You have to have broad enough shoulders to start with What am I due to pay, then have first class interpersonal skills when the customer invariably rambles off into issues such as their neighbour putting out washing on th...Read More
Around 23% of apartment blocks in central London boast a concierge, and at the moment there are pretty much just two types of blocks of flats, those that have concierge and those that don't. However, that is now changing. The future, says Mary-Anne Bowring, MD of the...Read More
Ringley to launch Block Management Revolution
Leading London managing agent Ringley Group are campaigning to revolutionise the way the UK residential block management industry operates through a sophisticated new online block administration system. This will enable owners of the flats within small apartment b...Read More
The Prior Approvals Process & Permitted Development Right
The Prior Approvals Process & Permitted Development Right Mary Anne Bowring, Director of the Ringley Group of Chartered Surveyors explains what the new legislation means. Explaining the Prior Approvals Process & Permitted Development Right New legislation ...Read More
Stourcliffe nominated for roofing award
Stourcliffe Close, a Portman Estate block near Marble Arch, is in the process of having a complete external refurbishment including window replacement, structural repairs, redecoration and roofing work. As part of the scheme, the roof had to be recovered which cause...Read More
Buy-to-let investors face extinction? What will the world look like?
Why do we continue to criticize house builders for selling to buy-to-let investors? Is that not PRS (private rented sector)? Apart from trophy properties in Zone 1 the overwhelming majority of buy-to-let properties are bought to be occupied, lived in by someone,...Read More
£697m fund to revive high streets
£697m fund to revive high streets Mary-Anne Bowring, Managing Director of the Ringley Group, investigates. 2 Nov 18 7 years after the Mary Portas Town Centre review the government announces a £697m fund to revive high streets! With life leaving the retail centre...Read More
Freehold Purchase Seminar (6-14th Oct, 2006) Leaseholders in small blocks of flats not only have the right to manage their own blocks, they are also able to collectively purchase the freehold, adding value to their homes.
Leasehold Extension Seminar (6-14th Oct, 2006) Leases are getting shorter and loan to value rations are being affected. Lenders are relucant to lend on a short lease property. Subjects covered include: extending lease, tracking down a relucant or absent landlord and adding value to home.
The Right to Manage Seminar (6-14th Oct, 2006) The freeholder would generally manage your block of flats at a cost to you. In 2002 it became possible for leaseholders to claim the right to manage their own blocks without having to prove fault in the feeholder or the managing agent. Find out more from Mary-Anne Bowring.