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Airbnb Management London, Liverpool & Manchester
22 Jan 20
At Portico Host we understand that your home is your most precious asset. That’s why we only accept guests who’ll look after it the way you would. We work tirelessly on guest vetting, provide a superior Airbnb insurance cover, and regularly check the...

Landlord Advice
15 Things Buy-to-Let Landlords Need To Know For 2020
15 Jan 20

There’s some important things landlords should be aware going into 2020, from rent and rental yield forecasts to mortgage rates, licensing and landlord legislation. And while 2020 may still be a challenging one for landlords in some respects, many ar...


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Tenant Advice
Sample Notice Letter to Landlord for Moving Out
9 Jan 20

Ending your tenancy can be tricky, depending on the end results you desire. But nevertheless, there is a right and a wrong way to leave a property.

The wrong one is to abandon the apartment/house without giving your landlord notice. Needless to say, ...


Vendor Advice
London Property For Sale
18 Dec 19

Another year over. And a new one just begun!

Thinking of buying a home or investing in buy-to-let in 2020? The new year is prime time for home searches, and we are definitely starting to see an uptick in new listings post election. There are also som...


Portico Lettings Packages

Have you considered putting your home on Airbnb? Read our piece to find out how easy it could be for you to earn t… https://t.co/HOOvOUfxH8


Vendor Advice
Where to buy property in London in 2020
16 Dec 19

London has long been considered a great place to invest in property.

While house prices have remained relatively flat over the last couple of years, wage growth has increased in the capital, making it around 10% cheaper to buy a property, opening up ...

Market News
London Property Market Report and Forecast
16 Dec 19

Vatche Cherchian, Portico’s Regional Director, gives us a thorough and interesting update on the London property market, from revealing what’s really going on with London house prices and transactional volumes, to highlighting up-and-coming property ...


How To Get The Best Price For Your House

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Market News
General Election Results: What a Conservative Win Means For The Property Market
13 Dec 19

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS: Boris Johnson’s "get Brexit done" message has resounded with Britons, who have voted him in as the new prime minister of the UK. So, what does this mean for housing and the property market? 


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Have you had a chance to look at our predicted hot spots for 2020? Read our article to see where is looking hot i… https://t.co/2vIRVP09JE


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Landlord Advice
JMW Solicitors
5 Dec 19

JMW Solicitors are a full-service law firm providing legal services and advice for both businesses and individuals. For more than 40 years, they have been fighting to achieve a positive outcome for their clients and train their staff on the importan...


Landlord Advice
Policy and Regulatory Round-up For Landlords 2019-2020
2 Dec 19

We recently held a landlord seminar, where Meera Chindooroy of the NLA gave an insightful overview of the kind of policies that landlords across Britain can anticipate seeing in the coming months, and years, potentially. Here’s what she had to say.


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Our News
Portico 2019 Advent Calendar T&Cs
1 Dec 19

Please ensure you read these terms and conditions carefully as the #AdventOffers are subject to these terms.

HOW TO ENTER: Anyone who registers their details before 6pm 30th December will automatically be sent an email confirmation of the offer shortl...

Still looking for the perfect home in 2020? Check out our top homes currently on the market… https://t.co/D5OL6730ni


Market News
Manifesto Summary: How Conservative, Labour & Liberal Democrats Party Policies Could Affect Landlords and The Property Market
27 Nov 19

The Conservatives, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have now launched their 2019 election manifestos, which set out the policies the parties aim to introduce should they win the election next month.

Some interesting pledges have come forth: ...


Leading experts go head to head at Brexit Debate

Landlord Advice
Just Landlords - Specialist Landlord Insurance for UK Landlords
27 Nov 19

Before Just Landlords began in 2009, they were aware that many of the landlord insurance products available were not including a number of covers as standard without additional costs. In response to this, they decided that it was time for a change in...

15 things to know if you're a buy-to-let Landlord in 2020 https://t.co/fXbNtA7tsY #landlords #property #buytolet… https://t.co/IoAAL1isy2


Landlord Advice
Portico NLA London Landlord Seminar 2019
20 Nov 19

The most talked about London Landlord Seminar is back on the 20th November 2019!

This year we are back with Richard Blanco, NLA London Representative, and we will be discussing 'Your Money'. Landlords are the only business to be taxed on their turnove...


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Landlord Advice
Investment Opportunities in Liverpool
13 Nov 19

Property prices have been relatively stagnant in London for the last couple of years, however, this doesn't mean that property is no longer a safe bet when it comes to investing your money, it just means it is time to start thinking outside of the Lo...

Last week we published New Year tips for landlords and now we've turned our attention to the tenants! Check out our… https://t.co/76ess9M2kn


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Landlord Advice
Investment Property Tips 2019-2020:
11 Nov 19

Despite a volatile market and tough tax changes, investing in property is still a good bet. The value of your property is likely to increase in the long term, while in the ‘short-term’ you can achieve a healthy monthly income - provided you invest in...

Looking to invest in London? These are @PorticoProp's 8 potential property hotspots for 2020:… https://t.co/eE2rrExJJg


Portico Host
How to become an Airbnb host this Christmas
6 Nov 19

If you’re heading away for the holidays this year, why not cover the cost of Christmas presents (or that ski pass) and Airbnb your home?

Rental rates are at a premium during the most wonderful time of the year, with thousands of tourists, typically vi...


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Portico Host
Chance to Win 1 Month Free Airbnb Management
30 Oct 19

With just two months left until the end of the year, if you've considered putting your home on Airbnb then now is the time to do so in order to maximise your returns. Portico Host can help you whether you have a property in London, Liverpool or Manch...


Vendor Advice
Bloomsbury Property For Sale
28 Oct 19

Still looking for your own slice of the city? Look no further than this superb, Grade II listed apartment, in a prime London location. The spacious one bedroom apartment offers plenty of room, benefitting from a good-sized living room with windows st...


Vendor Advice
A Guide for First-Time Buyers Purchasing Property In The Capital
23 Oct 19

First-time buyers make up nearly half of property transactions in London. During the first nine months of 2019, 44% of home purchases were by first-time buyers. This has grown from 36% in 2015 and is even the highest percentage since at least 2007. A...


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Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas This October In London
22 Oct 19

As we prepare for the clocks to change this weekend and the days to become shorter, we take a look at our Yield Map once more to see some areas that may be of interest for you.  

We have picked out four areas offering strong rental yields, these areas...


Vendor Advice
A new buy-to-let refurbishment mortgage and the benefits of renovate to rent
14 Oct 19

Landlords have seen numerous changes in the past couple of years, involving the stamp duty surcharge, less tax relief, and stricter stress-testing from lenders. As a result, landlords need to find ways to adapt to the tough market conditions. Refurbi...


Vendor Advice
Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools: Complete List and House Price Guide 2019
7 Oct 19

If you’re a parent with young children, it’s likely you keep a close eye on the Ofsted ratings. Schools rated as ‘outstanding’, the highest Ofsted grade, are highly sought after, and homes near these top-rated schools usually come at a premium.

And ou...


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Landlord Advice
Transferring Ownership of Property from Parent to Child: How to get CGT and IHT Relief
2 Oct 19

Passing property to loved ones can be tricky, especially if you own multiple properties or buy-to-let properties. By taking the appropriate steps and planning for the future, you can not only mitigate your capital gains tax (CGT) but inheritance tax ...


Our News
National Landlord Investment Show - Manchester
1 Oct 19

Join us on the 8th of October at the National Landlord Investment Show in Manchester. The show is returning for the 6th consecutive year and will once again be held at the Old Trafford; with over 60 exhibitors, 20 seminars to attend and free tickets ...


Vendor Advice
Spotlight on Highbury
25 Sep 19

Curious about houses for sale in Highbury, or thinking about making this sought-after neighbourhood your home?

Highbury, in its central Zone 2 London location, is always going to be a place where people want to live and invest, but with property price...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas This September In London
18 Sep 19
As we prepare for the last official weekend of summer, it feels as if the season is hanging in there and going to give those based in London one final high. Unlike the seasons, we've taken a look at the areas on our yield map that have been showing c...

Landlord Advice
Section 21 Evictions Being Scrapped - The Latest Plans Landlords Need to Know
17 Sep 19

This April Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced planned changes to the rental sector. The changes include the scrapping of section 21 notices which we looked at back in April here, these actions were approved by Theresa May with the aim of p...


Vendor Advice
Top Homes For Sale In The South
11 Sep 19

From jaw-dropping views to perfect first-time homes, we've compiled a list of our favourite homes currently on the market with us.

If you are interested in getting a valuation try our instant valuation tool or drop us an email ourservices@portico.com

T...


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Our News
How Labour & Corbyn Could Affect The UK Property Market
10 Sep 19

The upcoming election will be a choice between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister. But what would a British Government led by Jeremy Corbyn mean for the UK property market?

In a Labour-commissioned report entitled ‘Land for the Many’ pu...


Landlord Advice
Furnished or Unfurnished? Strategies for Presenting Rental Properties
5 Sep 19

It’s one of the most common questions we hear from landlords: “Should I present my rental property furnished or unfurnished?” As it turns out, there’s no single answer. So, what to do when you’re letting your property and you’d like to attract reliab...


Vendor Advice
Parliament Suspended for September: Property Market Update
29 Aug 19

On Wednesday the Queen approved new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament for almost five weeks ahead of Brexit.

The pound has fallen sharply as a result, though EU officials have stated that this unexpected move may reduce the ...


London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015

Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas This August In London
21 Aug 19

As we gear ourselves up for the bank holiday and impending heatwave for the last week of August. We've consulted our Yield Map again this month to give you the most up-to-date rental yield data in London. Whether you're looking to invest in the North...


Landlord Advice
Is Your Property Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, or Another Era
20 Aug 19

If you are wondering, 'How old is my house?' or ‘What era is my house?’ we are here to help!

Here we’ll go through the most common era properties – plus we’ll explain how to work out how old your home is, learn more about its history and discover more...


Landlord Advice
Landlords: Should You Incorporate or Form an LLC? 2019 Updates
14 Aug 19

Incorporation, or the act of forming a new corporation has become quite a trend for landlords, and for a very good reason. But is it right for you?

Here we’ll look at how many UK landlords are now buying property under company name, explain both the ...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

Landlord Advice
Best Yields for Short-Term Lets are found in Liverpool
13 Aug 19

According to our research, Airbnb hosts and landlords of short term let properties in Fairfield, Liverpool are achieving the best yields in the North West’s largest cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Airbnb hosts in Fairfield can expect to achieve a ...


Landlord Advice
Renovation Property for Sale
7 Aug 19

Are you looking for a property with potential? Or a renovation property for sale?

Property renovation is hugely popular in Britain. Thousands of homebuyers are searching for ‘fixer upper’ properties, so that their money stretches as far as possible an...


Landlord Advice
Portico Portfolio
29 Jul 19

Landlords, investors, we have some exciting news for you! We have just launched a new service, Portico Portfolio. This service will allow landlords to invest smartly in high yield properties in a tax-efficient company structure.

We'll use our letting...


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

Our News
How Boris Johnson Will Affect The Property Market & PRS
24 Jul 19

Boris Johnson has replaced Theresa May as Britain’s Prime Minister, with barely three months to go until Brexit. The appointed PM will have a huge impact on the outcome of Brexit, as well as the housing market, the fate of Britain’s landlords, and th...


Vendor Advice
Mortgages By Portico Finance
22 Jul 19

Choosing the right mortgage provider can be a confusing and intimidating process, especially for first-time buyers or landlords facing tougher lending rules.

That’s why we decided to bring the process in-house and launch Portico Finance, an FCA appro...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas This July In London
19 Jul 19

As we near the end of the month and some extra sizzling temperatures hit the capital once again we turn out attention to the yield map and take a look at the areas to invest. We select new areas from North, South, East and West each month but you can...


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