Articles

Maryanne bowring

01/01/2011
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Maryanne bowring

11/05/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Maryanne bowring

22/10/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Maryanne bowring

27/03/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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 ...

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Maryanne bowring

17/10/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Maryanne bowring

24/11/2008
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Maryanne bowring

27/09/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Maryanne bowring

01/12/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Maryanne bowring

06/09/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Maryanne bowring

25/05/2007
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring

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...

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Events

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.