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Where To Buy In London In 2019
12 Dec 18

London remains a great place to invest in property, whether you’re a buy-to-let landlord or a homebuyer. We’ve scoped out the city’s hidden gems and the best suggestions for where to buy in the Capital in 2019.


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Regulation Changes: A Need to Know Guide for Landlords
6 Dec 18

2018 saw a year of changes for the lettings market. These changes came in the form of new legislation, and affect all parts of the letting process, from the property itself to the way that the home is taxed. From a boost to personal allowances to EPC...


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Round Up Of NLA & Portico London Landlord Seminar
30 Nov 18

Landlords from Battersea to Bethnal Green met on Wednesday 21st November at the Annual London Landlord Seminar, in association with National Landlord Association (NLA) and Portico, to discuss the state of the lettings market.

In a presentation that co...

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10 Years of Landlord Insurance from Just Landlords
30 Nov 18

This year marks the 10th anniversary of landlord insurance company Just Landlords. In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, the team have been reflecting on the journey of the company so far. Here are a few highlights of Just Landlords’ proudes...

As we say goodbye to 2018 we look at the #regulatorychanges that have taken place in the #London #lettings #housing… https://t.co/c9CqBc89An


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Portico NLA London Landlord Seminar
21 Nov 18

The most talked about London Landlord Seminar is back on the 21st November 2018!

This year there is a stellar line-up hosted by Richard Blanco, NLA London Representative.

Mark Lawrinson, Portico Regional Director, will give an update on the rental and ...


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November Property of the Month
13 Nov 18

It's almost a new year and how better to start a new year than with a new start in a new home?! Our property of the month this November is a gorgeous find in Battersea. A perfect family home in the making, explore the four bedroom property here...

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Best Rental Yield Areas In London This November
12 Nov 18

As the year draws towards a close, we once again 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 fou...


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Top 10 Challenges Facing London Landlords
2 Nov 18

Having been a busy couple of years for landlords, our property expert Richard Blanco from the NLA is on hand to help understand what landlords can do to mitigate arising issues. See Richard in person at the NLA & Portico Landlord Seminar on 21st Nov ...

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Landlord Advice
Autumn Budget: The 5 Property Changes You Need To Know
1 Nov 18

In the latest Budget, Philip Hammond unveiled a quite extensive plan of expenditure for the government, pointing funds in the direction of the NHS, policing and defences, education, high street revival and general maintenance up and down the country.


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Spotlight: Leyton
23 Oct 18

East London has become more and more popular in the past five years, offering lower property prices but great transport links and more and more local amenities. With Walthamstow the first area to grow in popularity, Forest Gate and now Leyton are hot...


Tenant Advice
10 ways to improve your credit score
16 Oct 18

When buying a house it’s vital your credit score is at a certain level, otherwise your mortgage could be declined. If you wait until you come to get a mortgage, it’s impossible to make quick changes to improve it. That's why it’s important that in th...


Leading experts go head to head at Brexit Debate

Our team will be attending the London Landlord Seminar for the third year running later this month - we can't wait… https://t.co/UX1A3HVLK1


Tenant Advice
10 tips to buying your perfect home
12 Oct 18

When it comes to buying a home, this is probably the most expensive purchase you’re ever going to make, so you definitely shouldn’t rush it or go into it half-heartedly. To help you, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 tips so read on and see if ...


Landlord Advice
What does the delay in Crossrail mean for property prices along it?
10 Oct 18

Beginning construction in 2009, the Elizabeth Line was due to open at the end of 2018. Last month the government announced a delay of 9 months on the project, meaning the earliest we’ll see the new stations open will be Autumn 2019. 

But what does thi...


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Landlord Advice
Where to buy property in London Zone 2
8 Oct 18

If you're trying to decide where to buy property in London in an area that offers a good commute distance but reasonable house prices and more of a community atmosphere, look no further. We've scoured Zone 2 to pick out the best spots based on their ...


Landlord Advice
10 great properties for sale under 500,000
1 Oct 18

Thinking of buying a property in London? With 17 offices around the city, we've gone on a hunt for a variety of properties - all under £500,000. There are some fantastic emerging hotspots to check out and plenty of reasonably priced properties so exp...


Tenant Advice
10 Tips For Packing To Move House
18 Sep 18

Moving house can be a stressful and intense experience as most home movers would agree. But there are some simple things you can do to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible on the day, so read on and explore our ten top tips below.

1. Declu...


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Best Rental Yield Areas In London This October
13 Sep 18

With Autumn in sight, the house market moves into one of its busiest times once more. Our Yield Map auto updates with the latest property sold prices and is showing some strong trends in places. Offering really strong rental yields, these four areas ...


Tenant Advice
Our top five gorgeous property renovations
11 Sep 18

We love a property with an interesting past and here at Portico we have some intriguing properties on the market right now. So why not explore these stunning properties around London and snag yourself a home with an interesting story today!

1. Highbur...


Landlord Advice
Where to buy in London based on upcoming transport developments
10 Sep 18

Choose your next property purchase tactically by buying in locations due for transport developments in the coming years. We’ve done the research for you and pulled out the best areas to invest now. Whether you’re looking to buy property for price gro...


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Landlord Advice
10 places to buy in London near Outstanding primary schools
3 Sep 18

September is here again, and with term time beginning, we’ve been keeping school in mind by looking at which areas are home to the best schools in London. These top 10 areas are home to the most Outstanding schools, as deemed by official body Ofsted....


Tenant Advice
Top 10 London high streets to live near
3 Sep 18

When you've just moved to London or are looking for a new area, it's hard to know if you're near the places that are important to you. Whether it's what parks you're near, what markets are closeby or how good the transport links are, we're here to he...


Tenant Advice
8 Great British Bake Off Ready Kitchens
29 Aug 18

It's that time of the year again where we've been hit with baking fever! The tent is up, the contestants hand-picked and Noel and Sandi are cracking the baking puns (and there's my first one, you're welcome). As an end-of-week treat, we've pulled tog...


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Best Rental Yield Areas In London This September
29 Aug 18

Now that it’s September, the kids are back at school, everyone is back from their holidays and it’s time to get back into work life before we get to Christmas. This month at Portico we have used our Yield Map to find you some very prominent rental yi...


Landlord Advice
Our top 10 Airbnbs for 10 years of Airbnb
22 Aug 18

Airbnb are celebrating 10 years in 2018, so to celebrate how far they've come, we've selected our favourite Airbnbs around London.

Thinking of putting your home on Airbnb? Find out how much you could be taking for your property on Airbnb with a quick...


Tenant Advice
10 first-time buyer properties under 400,000
21 Aug 18

Is 2018 your year to get on the property ladder? We've got some great properties available to buy around London, so wherever you're looking to get your first property, explore these top 10 finds and see where the right area might be for you.

1. Acton,...


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Tenant Advice
8 space saving tips for small homes
13 Aug 18

Living in London, you can sometimes find yourself with a lack of space and an influx of ‘stuff’. But worry not, we’ve got eight handy tricks to help you fit the furniture you need in the home you’ve got and to help you store your stuff away so neatly...


Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Forest Gate
13 Aug 18

Over the past few years, Forest Gate has proven it’s a fantastic area to invest in property, with the knowledge that Crossrail is opening here, amenities and eateries appearing at a rapid rate and close proximity to Central London. With all of these ...


Landlord Advice
What Do The Interest Rate Changes Mean For You
7 Aug 18

Last week the Bank of England changed their base mortgage rate from 0.5% to 0.75%. Having changed at the end of last year, the adjustment comes in the wake of a stronger economic climate in the country and is predicted to not be the last change in co...


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Tenant Advice
Understanding Tenant Referencing
31 Jul 18

When you’re looking to rent a new property, there are some checks it’s important for you to understand so you can make sure you hit the criteria before you start your search. If you’re renting through an estate agent like Portico then the Paralegal t...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London This August
31 Jul 18

As we've moved into the height of summer, the rental yield map has shown some definite hotspots around London if you're looking for the best places to invest in property. We've taken a look at the map and picked out a variety of areas which stand out...


Tenant Advice
5 best areas in London for a village feel
25 Jul 18

Living in London gives you all the perks of being close to a city – excellent transport links and shops, amenities and eateries on your doorstep. But sometimes it’s nice to feel like home is somewhere a little quieter with more of a community feel. S...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Landlord Advice
Last chance to earn on Airbnb this summer!
25 Jul 18

If you’re considering putting your home on Airbnb this summer, find out how Portico Host could help you - and for a limited time only, you could qualify to use our Special Summer Offer, valid until 31st August.

Why is now the best time to sign up?

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Landlord Advice
5 best areas to Airbnb your home in London
25 Jul 18

Putting your property on Airbnb is something you might not have considered before, but may be a fantastic option for utilising your empty property and earning you a little extra cash at the same time. Whether you’re a landlord who usually long-term l...


Tenant Advice
5 quirky properties on the market right now
18 Jul 18

We love to find a quirky property nestled in a nook or cranny of our hometown, London, and have we found some treats for you today. If you fancy a home with an interesting story or which you'll be dying to take your friends back to, look no further! ...


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Landlord Advice
5 tips for Accidental Landlords
14 Jul 18

Becoming a landlord isn't always planned, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! Have a look at our five top tips and some advice from the experts, to make sure you're in the know before you take the plunge to become a landlord.

1. Have you cons...


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Top commuter areas in London to invest
11 Jul 18

If you’re looking for a property investment in London, why not explore the most popular commuter spots, as these are areas most often sought out by renters. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the top 10 areas which are under 30 minutes commute ...


Tenant Advice
10 first-time buyer properties under 500,000
10 Jul 18

Looking to get on the property ladder? There's plenty of great properties out there to fit to everyone's needs and everyone's price ranges. We've gone on the hunt to find our ten top properties, ideal for first-time buyers, which are under £500,000 a...


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Landlord Advice
Why Use Portico Host Over Competitors?
26 Jun 18

There are many reasons your property could be sitting empty – whether you travel for work often, it’s currently for sale while you're living elsewhere or you’re a landlord between long-term tenants - or you could even just be going on holiday.

Short l...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London This July
21 Jun 18

It’s slowly moving towards summer and there’s been a lot of movement on our auto-updating Yield Map, showing us the latest rental yield prices around London based on real-time sold house prices. Read on to explore areas our map has deemed a good area...


Landlord Advice
Are you aware of the HMO Changes for Landlords coming into effect in October?
20 Jun 18

HMOs have been a hot topic for a while now, with their rules changing last in April 2017 to bring in tighter legislation in certain boroughs. With the new rules changing in just a matter of weeks, make sure you know all the details and have done the ...


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