In your own hands
If you live in a leasehold block of apartments and are frustrated by poor managing agents, with the help of Flatie your worries could be over. The brainchild of Ringley, one of London's top managing agents, Flatie is a fun cartoon character that represents the 4.5...Read More
Understanding who is liable for repairs in residential block
When living in a residential block, repairs items can be a sensitive issue and it takes an understanding of the lease to know what really remains the responsibility of each party. Accepting repairs that really lie with the leaseholder as a service charge item is unfa...Read More
Five Tops tips for your making your communal area green
In support of Energy Saving Week (22nd to 28th of October), a flag ship week run by the Energy Saving Trust, www.leaseholdersupport.co.uk has teamed up with construction industry specialists, PDM Consultants, to provide block of flats that are self managed with ener...Read More
Flat owners get free management tools
www.leaseholdersupport.co.uk is promoting a range of free management tools to help flat owners through basic processes such as Leasehold Extension and how to claim the Right to Manage. This one-stop-shop of resources written by surveyors and property managers breaks ...Read More
Housing downturn reduces prices of lease extensions
Extending your lease in a falling market is cheaper as the property value is taken into account during a lease extension valuation according to The Ringley Group. This cost reduction presents an investment opportunity for leaseholders to add value to their property a...Read More
Make the most of it
Mary-Anne Bowring, Managing Director of Ringley, one of London's leading Managing Agents, and a Governor for the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) advises how to make the most of the economic downturn by adding value to a leasehold property. With p...Read More
Lease managers to be 'let off'
According to online property solution provider, leaseholdersupport.co.uk, 60% of small flat management companies who are failing to comply with the law will be let off the hook with the introduction of the new Companies Act 2006 which comes into effect on 1st October...Read More
8 Questions to ask before buying a flat
Before we exchange contracts on our dream flat, Mary-Anne Bowring, founder of leaseholdersupport.co.uk, reminds us of those extra questions we need to answer to. What are you buying? Find out whether the flat has a share of freehold or not, and how long is lef...Read More
Around the houses - We look at the problems encountered when trying to sell a flat
When trying to sell a property, the neighbours can make a big impression, good or bad, on your potential buyers. This is never more true than when marketing a flat in a shared block, as the actions of neighbours can make or break a sale. Mary-Anne Bowring, founder d...Read More
Keep the noise down, especially during the night
As part of Noise Action Week 21-25 May 2007, Mary Anne, MD of the Ringley Group and creator of Leaseholdersupport.co.uk reveals what really goes on behind closed doors The unwanted noise of a prostitute operating in an otherwise lovely block of flats is not the ty...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.