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Gumtree or Rightmove? Which Is Best To Find A Tenant?
21 Jan 21

If you’re looking for new tenants, it’s important to use an advertising medium that delivers the highest number of quality candidates, quickly and at the lowest cost.

There are a number of viable media to compare, including portals like Rightmove or ...


Vendor Advice
Can You Still Beat The Stamp Duty Deadline?
21 Jan 21

The Stamp Duty Holiday deadline is fast approaching, and as it does, sellers, buyers and property professionals are scrambling to get their transactions over the line before 31st March 2021. In order to avoid paying Stamp Duty at a higher rate, trans...


How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly

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Interior Trends for 2021
14 Jan 21

After a year that had most rethink their way of life, interior trends are certainly echoing a shift in needs and priorities into 2021. For many in the UK and beyond, this coming year appears to be shaping up to be much like the last - hunkering down ...


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For Sale In January
13 Jan 21

We might be in lockdown 3 but the property market is still moving and there are plenty of deals to be had in 2021, find yourself a chain free property and you may even miss paying stamp duty on your first home. Whether you're looking to get on the pr...


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Property Market Forecast & Review
6 Jan 21

2020 was certainly an interesting year. We had the pandemic, national lockdowns, restrictions on property viewings, low interest rates, a stamp duty holiday and the end of Brexit. A year to remember, but for many of the wrong reasons. So, against thi...

Some of our favourite properties currently on the market >> https://t.co/3EjC7OUrxP #portico #property #londonmarket #stampduty #london


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Where to buy property in London in 2021
30 Dec 20

At this time of year, landlords and property investors are looking hard at the prospects for 2021. We often get asked about the next property hotspots and where to buy property in London.

Traditionally, this would have been a time for upbeat forecast...

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Landlord Advice
Landlords' Self-assessment Tax Returns: Advice
24 Dec 20

It might be Christmas Eve, but that doesn't change the deadline to complete your tax returns. If you have income from a rental property, you’re liable to pay self-assessment income tax —and on 31st January 2021 you need to have filed your annual tax ...


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New Portico Sales Package
16 Dec 20

The pandemic has seen the housing market go through a roller coaster ride, with an initial slowdown as viewings ceased during the March lockdown, followed by a mini-boom triggered in part by the Chancellor’s initiative of a Stamp Duty holiday. By the...


Local News
Spotlight on Redbridge: Market Insights
10 Dec 20

If you’re looking for a home in a neighbourhood that offers a good quality of life, Redbridge on the Eastern fringes of London could be a good choice.

In a recent survey by the Office of National Statistics, Redbridge came top of all London boroughs ...


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Enjoy Rent Guarantee With Our New Concierge Lettings Package
3 Dec 20

As the economic effects of the pandemic continue to bite, landlords face uncertainty about the risk of rent arrears. However, our newly packaged Concierge lettings package will reduce this risk with a free 12 month rent guarantee courtesy of Goodlord...

With the tax deadline fast approaching we've got some advice for landlords looking to do their tax return… https://t.co/0peC8aiUK6


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Market News
Green Homes Grant: How Can Homeowners And Landlords Benefit
26 Nov 20

The Green Homes Grant scheme is a £2billion fund to help homeowners pay for improvements that will reduce demand for energy, such as wall, loft and floor insulation, double glazing and low-carbon heating equipment like heat pumps.

However, since the ...


Landlord Advice
NRLA & Portico Webinar 2020
25 Nov 20

Yes, that's right, we are back! Sadly not coming to you from the Institute of Directors, where we would normally expect to see you all fill the beautiful rooms. But, the show must go on and for 2020 that means in the form of a webinar.

After the NLA ...

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Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yields In London For November
20 Nov 20

As the year draws to a close, we consult our Yield Map to explore the best areas to invest in property in London right now. The map auto-updates with the latest property sold prices and, offering really strong rental yields, these four areas are just...

Where to buy in London in 2021. We've done all the work for you and compiled a list of London hotspots >>… https://t.co/E50XAruyMq


Tenant Advice
How Will the Prime Minister's Plan to Offer 95% Mortgages Work?
18 Nov 20

It was a significant announcement and one that has potentially seismic consequences for prospective first-time home buyers and a broad range of people in the property and financial industries.

Recently, The Telegraph broke an exclusive interview with...


GOLD for Marketing

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Black Friday Deal
17 Nov 20

It's not just the shops that are slashing their prices for this Black Friday, Portico Finance is offering a deal that is going to be hard to refuse. For just one month we are removing our broker fees, saving you £399.

If like many after the stamp dut...


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Chancellor Urged To Extend The Stamp Duty Holiday
12 Nov 20

The Government’s Stamp Duty holiday, which is due to run until the end of March 2021, has driven demand in the housing market with property transactions increasing by 27 percent between July and September.

However, the demand has also impacted lender...


Having Trouble Selling Your Home? This could be why...

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Buy in Leyton for under 500,000
11 Nov 20

With the Stamp Duty Holiday currently set to end on March 31st and there yet to be an extension, now is the time to ramp up your hunt if you're interested in getting on the property ladder or moving to a new area in London. Lockdown 2.0 allows agents...


Landlord Advice
Avoiding Voids: How Landlords Can Utilise The Growing Airbnb Market In Chigwell And Woodford
5 Nov 20

With Christmas fast approaching, people traditionally think of the winter holiday season. It’s different this year of course with a 4-week national lockdown currently in place. But, assuming the restrictions are lifted at the beginning of December, p...


Vendor Advice
The Home Best Upgrades To Increase Rent Or Home Value
29 Oct 20

You’re about to sell your property or find a new tenant if you’re a landlord. Before you do, have you considered how you could get better value from your property by making a few simple upgrades?

You don’t have to plan a massive capital project that ...


Property interiors that tenants love

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Best Yields in London This October
28 Oct 20

As we approach the end of the month, Halloween is just around the corner and although trick or treating may be off the cards for you this year, it hasn't stopped people getting creative with the fronts of their houses. We've seen some spooky sights a...


Tenant Advice
The Best London Parks To Rent Near This Autumn
21 Oct 20
With shades of red, orange and gold lining the streets of London and the crunch of leaves underfoot, walking around the capital in the midst of autumn is particularly magical. But while there are many beautiful sights to take in, it’s the capital’s p...

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Leasehold, Freehold, Share Of Freehold Explained
15 Oct 20

If you’re thinking about buying a new home and you hear the terms leasehold, freehold, share of freehold, what’s your next move? Reach for the dictionary, call a lawyer or just assume you know what you’re letting yourself in for?

We’d like to explain ...


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Market News
Renters Flocking To Hammersmith And Fulham
8 Oct 20

The London rental scene is changing as the pandemic is transforming the market. While more and more people are choosing to rent, certain areas of the capital are seeing a big increase in demand.

And, leading the charge are Hammersmith and Fulham wher...


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Can I Move House And Keep The Same Mortgage?
30 Sep 20

If you’ve got a mortgage with a low interest rate, and a manageable monthly repayment, you are probably wondering, “Can I move house and keep the same mortgage?”. The short answer is yes, in some cases it is possible to take your mortgage with you wh...


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Changes to Shared Ownership Scheme For First-time Buyers
24 Sep 20

Shared Ownership is part of the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ programme. This scheme aims to help buyers who cannot afford the mortgage on 100 percent of an existing or new-build home. Shared Ownership is available to people with an income less than £80...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Tenant Advice
The Park Lofts: Your Next Rental Property
23 Sep 20

Looking for a swanky new rental pad? We’ve got you covered!

Our Camden office has just taken on a range of one and two bedroom loft-style apartments, in an exclusive development in NW1. The building itself is steeped in history, cleverly renovated to ...


Market News
Property Finance and Mortgage Update for First-time Buyers, Homeowners and Landlords
17 Sep 20

The pandemic has had a major impact on the availability of funds for buying homes, largely as a result of caution on the part of lenders. The number of mortgage products on the market fell dramatically as lockdown hit, but thankfully has begun to ret...


Vendor Advice
The True Cost of Buying a Property in London
9 Sep 20

Living in shared rental accommodation can be pretty hard work at the best of times, but the recent lockdown and the surge in working from home has made it even more of a challenge. If you’re getting fed up with the noise and disruption of trying to w...


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Save on property for sale in South London
7 Sep 20

We've taken a look at property that could see you save on Stamp Duty* in the North, East and West; so now its time to turn our attention to the South. If the South is where you could see yourself living then take a scroll through the properties below...


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Best Yields in London This September
4 Sep 20

The Indian Summer is upon us, with temperatures set to reach 28 degrees by Monday it looks like we are getting one final hot weekend in this particularly unusual summer. In reference to the hotting up of the weather, we have turned our attention to c...


Landlord Advice
Tenant Eviction Ban Extended By 4 Weeks - What This Means For Landlords And Tenants
1 Sep 20

When the Coronavirus lockdown began in March, the government introduced a ban on evicting tenants for an initial period of three months. The ban was intended to protect tenants who had suffered income loss as a result of the pandemic. This initiative...


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Properties For Sale In North London
24 Aug 20

If you're interested in taking advantage of the stamp duty break in North London, then take a look at the list of properties we've compiled below.


1) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | St. John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V

£450,000 (Leasehold)

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Vendor Advice
How COVID-19 is Altering the Way We Invest in Property
22 Aug 20

The property market evolving is nothing new, the pandemic just poses new circumstances for us to adjust to. 

The truth of the matter is that over the years, buildings have been repurposed to meet demand. Yesteryear's dockland warehouses became luxury ...


Vendor Advice
Sales Market Activity And Up And Coming Areas In London
21 Aug 20

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property purchase price, there were predictions of a boom in property sales and a sudden surge in enquiries. But, well before that announcement, London had seen its...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

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House Price Rises and Up And Coming Areas In London
14 Aug 20

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property purchase price, there were predictions of a boom in property sales and a sudden surge in enquiries. But, well before that announcement, London had seen its...


Vendor Advice
Why You Should Be Looking To Buy In East London
10 Aug 20

Last time we took a look at properties in West London, this week we turn our attention to properties in East London that you could save on stamp duty costs when purchasing. 

If you're interested in any of the properties below, contact one of our offic...


Landlord Advice
Capital Gains Tax On Second Home Changes
6 Aug 20

How will a CGT overhaul affect Landlords and the housing market?

If you own an investment property, you're very probably aware that the Chancellor just asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to take a look at how Capital Gains Tax (CGT) current...

The secret to selling your house fast, for the best possible price

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MAKE A SAVING DURING THE STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY
22 Jul 20

After Boris made the announcement of the stamp duty holiday we've noticed a surge in interest so we thought we'd make it easy for you and compile a list of our top properties where you could pay absolutely no stamp duty* . We've focused our attention...


Tenant Advice
Renting Costs And Knowing What To Expect
8 Jul 20

Whether you’re a veteran renter or a complete newbie, finding a new place to hang your hat can seem daunting. With rent and a deposit to pay, your bank balance might feel unusually stretched come moving time. But there is a way to avoid that sinking ...


Vendor Advice
What Do I Have To Leave When I Sell My House?
7 Jul 20

It’s a question we hear time and time again from sellers, “What do I have to leave when I sell my house?”

When selling your property, it can be challenging trying to decide what you should and should not leave behind for the new owner. There are no l...


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