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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, these units are contributing the..

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 caused many technical challenges for t..

The Prior Approvals Process & Permitted Development Right
‎ The Prior Approvals Process & Permitted Development Right Mary Anne Bowring, Director of the Ringley Group of Charted Surveyors explains what the new legislation means. Explaining the Prior Approvals Process & Permitted Development Right New legislation means changes have been made u..

Understanding your lease
Understanding YOUR lease MARY-ANNE BOWRING explains why anyone thinking of buying a flat should make sure they are fully aware of what ‘leasehold’ really means CHANNEL 4’s Dispatches programme, broadcast in August, highlighted the need for leaseholders to get good legal advice from the ..

Leaseholders let down by new energy code
Thousands of residential leaseholders could face hefty backdated energy bills despite a new Code of Practice that is supposed to protect them, ARMA gas warned. The new Code, issued by the Energy Retail Association (ERA), is supposed to protect small businesses-including leaseholder run Residents Ma..

Ringley wins "Lettings Agency of the Year 2012". Second time in a row
North London property specialists, The Ringley Group, for the second year in succession, became proud winners of the prestigious The Times Letting Agency of the Year Award 2012 winning a prestigious Gold in the category ‘Block Management Agency of the Year 2012’. This category was hotly contest..

Town Centre Shift
With life leaving the retail centres of many towns, developers are eyeing up commercial property for residential conversion. With multi tenanted buildings as the end result, are we acting in an appropriate manner or are we constructing ticking time bombs? In many cases, creating residential space ..

Surveyor of the Year 2012
Ringley MD, Mary-Anne Bowring, was declared Surveyor of the Year 2011 at the Property Awards for Women. Victoria Cooke from organisers of the awards the Innovative Property Show said “this winner is driven, passionate, bursting with ideas with the speed of lightening. I was very impressed with h..

A lasting legacy
A DRIVING FORCE During his 15-year tenure, David has undoubtedly been pivotal in driving ARMA to become the successful organisation it is today. David played a key role in ARMA’s decision to set up the IRPM (which was established to separate-out professional qualifications for individuals fr..

Porter of the Year 2011
Porter of the Year Sponsored by Ringley Chartered Surveyors Finalists Mounir Benkacem (HML Holdings – RG Kensington Management Company); Michael Thompson (Highlands RTM Co); David Lewis (Pembertons Property Management – Courtfield Gardens, Kensington); Sue Hammond (Crabtree Property Mana..

Managing Agent of an RMC/RTM block
Managing Agent of an RMC/RTM Block Sponsored by Tetra Consulting Finalists Ringley Chartered Surveyors; Mainstay Residential; Pembertons Property Management; KTS Estate Management; Caxtons Commercial; Amax Estates & Property Services Highly Commended Mainstay Residential; KTS Estat..

Award Winning Property Management
There are many property management companies in and around London but one that has set out to be different and is making a success of this approach is the Ringley Group. Since its humble beginnings in January 1997, Ringley has developed a comprehensive range of property solutions. The company provid..

The Negotiator Awards 2011 - Estate excellence
The Negotiator Awards 2011 Estate excellence Here’s introducing the winners of the biggest bash of the year The Negotiator Awards 2011 went off with a bang, as 13 firms were awarded for their industry excellence. Marsh & Parsons swept the floor with an amazing four award wins, includin..

CSR is not just something for the bigger firms Chamber of Commerce recognises local employer, Ringley
The Camden & Islington Business Network / Islington Chamber of Commerce recognised The Ringley Group at the Emirates Stadium on 27th October 2011. Ringley is one of Camden’s dynamic local businesses that will be posting results showing 30% growth, has created 6 new jobs this year and engaged with..

Girls in a man’s world. Women make great surveyors too
Whilst perhaps traditionally Surveying has been a man’s world, Mary-Anne Bowring, MD of The Ringley Group proves, by being declared Surveyor of the Year at the Property Awards for Women, that women make great surveyors too. It’s not that often in doing your day job, a Client story is as gre..

Apprenticeships Are For Today – Mary-Anne Tells Vince Cable
Local Camden Business leader Mary-anne Bowring of the Ringley Group was one of 50 business leaders invited to Vince Cable's Apprenticeships Summit this week. Apprenticeships have worked well at Ringley, since the scheme started in 2010 we've helped 4 young people get started, 1 left to go to uni..

A CAMDEN business is celebrating after scooping a string of national awards for innovation, helping the environment and regenerating the community.
Property company the Ringley Group, have been awarded a total of ten prizes over the last 12 months and been praised for their pioneering efforts by high profile business leaders including HRH Prince Andrew. As well as working with local schools, colleges and companies, to help young people enter..

Camden Company Up For Community & Environment Award
The Ringley Group, a multi-award winning property company in Camden Town, are finalists in the Chamber Of Commerce Camden and Islington Business Awards 2011 for Community Engagement/Regeneration & Environmental Responsibility. And what a year it’s been for Ringley so far, having recently been awar..

HRH Prince Andrew Congratulates Ringley At National Training Awards
Property company The Ringley Group put Camden on the map and were congratulated by HRH Prince Andrew, then collected a National Training Award by The Skills Funding Agency for the London Region from Dragon's Den Theo Paphitis and Dame Judith Wilcox at Excel on Wednesday 5th October. Also in attenda..

London Company Celebrate Winning National Training Programme Award
Event Details Date: Friday 30th September 2011 Time: 4pm onwards Venue: The Oxford, 256 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2AA The Ringley Group, who are looking forward to tomorrow’s National Awards Ceremony for the National Training Awards (where they could be named as overall UK winner from a..

Porters Arrive As Ringley Sponsor Award
The Ringley Group, who recently picked up a National Training Award by The National Apprenticeship Service, held their annual Porter Training Day on 29th September. The company are also sponsoring the Porter/Caretaker Of The Year Award at News On The Block’s Property Management Awards 2011. “Thi..

Small Businesses Are Scared Of Employment Legislation
Mary-Anne Bowring, Managing Director of multi-award-winning property company The Ringley Group, believes that employment tribunal cases should be available for free. Currently they are only available for free on a 30-day trial on www.courtserve.net, after which commercial organisations have to subsc..

Ringley reach out to apprentices
Award winning property company, The Ringley Group, who have recently been shortlisted for another award (a National Training Award by Investors In People), are working with the London Apprenticeship Company (LCA), to offer apprenticeships for people aged 16-23. ..

London Property Company To Be Presented With Training Programme Award
Date: Friday 30th September 2011 Time: 4pm onwards Venue: The Oxford, 256 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2AA *Please contact Girish if you would like to attend The Ringley Group are celebrating again as they will be awarded a National Training Award by Investors In People on Friday 30th Septem..

Leading lights
The Negotiator AWARDS 2011 Leading lights The worst recession in recent history has not been enough to prevent the UK’s leading agents from surviving, and it’s these firms who will award and celebrate at The Negotiator Awards 2011. After numerous hours and much scrutiny and deliberation..

Chainbow & Ringley win Awards in year of "leaseholder love"
Chainbow & Ringley Win Awards in year of “leaseholder love” Managing agents, Chainbow and Ringley have both collected trophies for Block Management at the Times/Sunday Times Lettings Agency of the year Awards 2011. Chairman and Chief Executive of Chainbow, Roger Southam, commented, “It is ..

An Interview with an Award-Winning Property Management Company
Ringley seem to have piloted into the news recently, so Construction Magazine’s Editor caught up with Group MD Mary-Anne Bowring to find out why How has the recession affected the property management industry? It’s not easy in recent years; developers’ new build pipelines have slowed con..

Individual Valuer
Sponsored by JAFFE PORTER CROSSICK LLP Winner: Timothy Martin (Marr-Johnson & Stevens) Timothy Martin impressed the judges with a measurable contribution to the total fees billed by the firm; coming up with imaginative solutions to complex enfranchisement problems and appearing as the tenant..

Lettings Agency of the Year 2011 (The Times)
The Times (Bricks & Mortar Supplement) – Friday 24th June 2011 YOUR PROPERTY IS IN SAFE HANDS WITH AN AWARD WINNING AGENT… LETTINGS AGENCY of the YEAR 2011 THE TIMES ROMANS www.romans.co.uk Lettings Agency of the Year 2011 Overall Winner National Gold Winners: Single O..

Faces in the news
People and places making the news this week Left: Surveyors are happy after their company was shortlisted for three industry awards. Ringley Chartered Surveyors, in Royal College Street, Camden Town, has been nominated for the best block management company at the Sunday Times Letting Agency of..

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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.