At Portico, we recognise the urgent need to deliver action to halt the climate crisis.
We take our Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) responsibilities very seriously and are committed to delivering a greener, more sustainable operating model across our branches.
With this in mind, we are pleased to say that our Fulham branch has undergone sustainable changes and the rest of our branches across London will follow.
We have, and will continue to, assess our business processes, undertaking new initiatives wherever possible to support ecological sustainability.
Links to blog articles
1) Portico Puts ‘Eco’ First for Fulham Estate Agency Branch, click here to view it.
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8 ways to save for a depositIf you’re a first-time buyer - or even if you’re taking the next step up the property ladder and just need to boost your current equity and savings – you might be wondering how you’re going to be able to save enough money for the required deposit, especially during a cost-of-living crisis.
Why it’s worth reviewing your mortgage every yearOver the last year, property prices have risen around 8%* which is great news for existing and new homeowners, but what isn’t so good is that the cost of servicing a mortgage has also risen.
Multi-let properties are at a higher risk of fire – here’s how to reduce itAny property that houses multiple unrelated tenants is at a higher risk of fire breaking out than a property rented by a single household.
How to successfully buy and sell in 2023The property market is changing and 2023 is likely to be a very different year.
Why Estate Agents Should Be Flying the Flag for Greener EnergyAny modern business worth backing or respecting these days needs to have its finger firmly on the sustainability pulse - making meaningful changes that contribute towards a collective effort to go green, create a sustainable future and reduce our carbon footprints.
Need a move-in gift? Here are some ideas!Whether buying or renting, moving into a new home is typically a time to celebrate. Regardless of the circumstances, moving represents new beginnings and can be made all the more special by marking it with a thoughtful gift.
5 key questions answered for new HMO landlordsHere are five key questions to ask and things to know that should help you prepare for being an HMO landlord.
The benefits of using a qualified agent – and how to find oneWith the recent news that one of the property portals accidently enabled a tenant to put their rented property up for sale online via a fake agent, it’s more important than ever to make sure you work with someone who really knows their stuff.
New to Portico Places: Taverna CateringNew to Portico Places! Having catered to Hollywood stars and eCommerce giants such as Amazon, Taverna Catering is a short-list must when it comes to choosing which caterers to hire for your event; here’s why…
Are you insured for re-housing costs if your rental suffers damage?As a tenant, you may think that if anything happens to the property you’re renting that makes it uninhabitable – e.g. a flood, storm damage or a fire – your landlord has to find you somewhere else to live and cover the cost.
Planning to renovate in 2023? What to know before you startWith all the uncertainty in the property market at the moment, rather than moving home, you may have decided it’s better to stay where you are and renovate or expand your current property to suit your needs.
How to avoid rental scams when you’re a tenantSomething that you have to be mindful of if you’re looking to rent a property are rental scams. Unfortunately these are fairly common, especially given how much is done online nowadays. According to the BBC Radio 4 show You and Yours, 4,800 rental scams were reported by the public in 2021 worth a total of £7 million. Thankfully there are a number of signs that make many rental scams easy to spot and avoid.
Portico Puts ‘Eco’ First for Fulham Estate Agency BranchPortico - part of Leaders Romans Group (LRG) - is prioritising environmentally-friendly design in its Fulham branch as part of a larger plan to take all branches in the same direction. A key strategy to achieving LRG’s pledge to go carbon neutral by 2030, all Portico branches will be fully refurbished to be fully sustainable, starting with the Fulham branch.
Why it is essential to price a property correctly when sellingEveryone will have a theory on the best way to price a property to sell and at Portico we’ve seen many different tactics being used for accurate house valuation, in our experience, some of these succeed while others fail.
Housing forecasts for 2023The property market, be it renting or property prices has seen a massive boom over the last couple of years. According to Zoopla, property prices are up 8.1% year on year and rents are up 12.3%. Good news for homeowners and landlords, but it does make life tougher for first time buyers and tenants.
How will the latest Autumn Statement impact the property market?The last ‘mini budget’ from the previous Prime Minister and Chancellor, Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng, was a disaster - especially for the property market, due to the larger than expected fixed-rate mortgage rises from 4% to 6%.
How to sell my house quickly for a good priceThere are occasions when life throws a curve ball at us and it might mean we have to sell your home much quicker than we thought we needed to. It might be a dream property that comes onto the market and you want to secure a buyer quickly so you can assure the seller you are serious about buying their home. It might be a new build you have exchanged on and it is now ready to move into sooner than expected. Or it might something more challenging such as a divorce or someone has sadly passed. Whatever the reason for needing to sell quickly, it’s essential to take some time out to work out the best way to sell your type of property, fast.
Need to move out but can’t afford it? Here’s 7 optionsMoving home can be pretty expensive. There are the costs of preparing your property for sale or the costs of buying the property including mortgage fees, legals, surveyors and a removal company to move your belongings from A to B. There are then the costs of finding a new home, along with paying stamp duty.
Why it’s essential to price a property correctly when sellingEveryone will have a theory on the best way to price a property to sell and at Scott Fraser we’ve seen many different tactics being used for accurate house valuation, in our experience, some of these succeed while others fail.
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