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Landlord Advice
Top 10 Places For Buy-To-Let
19 Jul 17

London was recently ranked the second-best city in the world to invest in property, but which areas within the M25 offer the best rental returns?

We've used our Interactive Yield Map to uncover the current top 10 places for buy-to-let, and include...


Our News
North London Music Academy Summer School
18 Jul 17

Summer fun for the kids is sorted! Our friends at the North London Music Academy will be holding a summer school over the holidays.

If music if your passion - like it is theirs - make a note of these all-important details:

DATES: 21st - 25th Au...


How To Get The Best Price For Your House

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Did someone say free ice cream?
13 Jul 17

Yes we did!

We have branded up our very own van, and are heading out on the local streets to dish out the frozen freebies.

As well as giving out deliciously creamy ice cream, we’ll be offering free instant sales, rental or Airbnb valuations in...


Vendor Advice
Recently Reduced Properties For Sale London
11 Jul 17

Looking to get on the property ladder in London or invest in buy-to-let? Take advantage of this opportunity to get your dream London home, by scrolling through our recently reduced properties for sale!

If you’re interested in any of the below prop...


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Tenant Advice
5 of the Best London Restaurants for Alfresco Dining
6 Jul 17

It's finally warm enough to eat outside - so London, let’s make the most of it!

From a hidden gem under the arches near Bethnal Green station, to sun-soaked Shoreditch courtyards, here's our pick of our five favourite restaurants in the capital to...


Vendor Advice
10 London Renovation Projects For Sale
5 Jul 17

Looking for a property you can add real value to?

Here are 10 London renovation projects for sale with bags of potential. We’ve included the potential sale and rental prices after the works are complete, to give you an idea of how much you’d stand...


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10 areas tipped for house price growth
29 Jun 17

Despite Brexit and political uncertainty, house prices across the UK are forecasted to rise by over 6% over the next five years, with house prices in London set to soar by 11.8% by 2021.

According to Barclays’ latest research, this healthy house p...

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How to Airbnb your home to pay for your summer holiday
29 Jun 17

Ah, summer holidays: long, lazy days spent reading books, sipping Piña Coladas and switching off.  Yes they may cost an arm and a leg, but what if we told you that your home could help pay for your trip - or at least clock up a nice bit of spending m...


Tenant Advice
Latest Rental Properties
21 Jun 17

The rental market moves fast! Have a scroll and keep up-to-date with our latest rental properties that have just come to market.

If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000.


1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | Landor Road...

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Portico's Latest Properties
21 Jun 17

Whether you’re looking to buy, invest or simply get some property inspo, check out the latest Portico properties that have got everyone talking! We’ve included hot fixer uppers with capital growth potential, first-time buyer homes for £300,000, and p...


Vendor Advice
When Will Interest Rates Rise?
21 Jun 17

The bank rate was cut last August to 0.25%, down from its already record low level of 0.5%, where it had remained for more than seven years.  

Will 2017 be the year that interest rates eventually rise? 

We recently attended the Landlord Investo...

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Latest properties and investments
14 Jun 17

Kick off your home search with our latest properties and investments.

If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000. Or, if you're curious as to how much your property is currently worth for sales or rental, try our ...

For sale @PorticoProp 2-bedroom apartment close to Clapham Junction, open plan living, stunning garden, park views… https://t.co/DYeeQBFXzN


Landlord Advice
10 Ways To Cut Your Tax Bill
14 Jun 17

If you want to be a successful landlord, you’ve got to be tax efficient. We ask the experts, including seasoned landlord Richard Blanco, for 10 legitimate ways to reduce your bill.


1. Expense, expense, expense

The first step in making your pr...


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Tenant Advice
New Development in Camden
7 Jun 17

After a new rental property in the heart of London?

We’ve just taken on a set of stunning warehouse style apartments, (1 beds, 2 beds and 3 beds and penthouses), in an exclusive development in NW1.

The Anello Building is a new scheme of 22 loft...

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Our News
5 Things To Consider Before Voting
7 Jun 17

In this blog post we will take a look at 5 things to consider before you vote in relation to the rental market, housebuilding and taxes.

But before we do, take a look at the latest UK General Election 2017 poll of polls from Britain Elects, publis...


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The Conservative Manifesto 2017
24 May 17

Last week we looked at Labour’s manifesto, which revealed Jeremy Corbyn’s bold plans ‘for the many not the few.’ Today we’ll be digesting the Conservative manifesto and Theresa May’s “plans for a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain”.

Here ar...

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Vendor Advice
How much can you earn on Airbnb?
18 May 17

Londoners in their thousands are turning to Airbnb as a way to generate extra income. And despite the 90 day limit, even seasoned landlords are coming round to the fact that a combination of Airbnb and traditional tenancy will maximise their return o...


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Labour Manifesto 2017
17 May 17

With just three weeks to go until the General Election, we’ll be taking an objective look at each party’s manifesto and their plans for the country, economy and the London housing market.

Our series starts with Labour, who were first to release th...


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Spencers rebrands to Portico!
12 May 17

We’re excited to announce we’ve rebranded Spencers to Portico!

As of today, Spencers (who also trade as Phillip Leigh) will exist under the Portico name, logo and website, bringing our network of branches to 18 across north, south, east and west L...


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Vendor Advice
How To Get The Best Price For Your House
5 May 17

Your property has been on the market for a few weeks and you’ve had zero viewings and zero offers…

So why isn’t your home selling?

A lot of properties we view are often vacant with no furniture. We also see properties that are cluttered, or ren...


Vendor Advice
Where to buy in Zones 3 - 4
27 Apr 17

Thanks to Crossrail and improving transport links, investors and savvy homebuyers are now looking beyond central London in favour of the capital’s outer Zones.

Our resident property expert, Mark Lawrinson, highlights the latest hotspots in Zones 3...


Our News
How will the General Election affect the London property market?
21 Apr 17

Britain will be once again be returning to the polls. Theresa May has called for a snap General Election in a couple of months’ time, in an effort to secure support for Brexit.

So what will the election mean for the London property market? We’ve l...


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Airbnb Management: Portico Host
21 Apr 17

Portico Host: a fantastic way to free up your time and earn money until you find a tenant, sell your property or while you're on holiday!

Here's everything you need to know about our Airbnb management service...


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Tenant Advice
This Month's Hottest Rental Properties
11 Apr 17

Looking for a new pad in the capital? We’ve picked out some fantastic properties currently available to rent - scroll down to view the list! If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000.


1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | Cr...


Landlord Advice
HMO Licensing for Landlords
11 Apr 17

New powers for Local Authorities were introduced last week (Thursday 6 April 2017), which allow councils to now issue a fine up to £30,000 for landlords who:

  • Do not have the appropriate licensing for their HMO property
  • Fail to comply with a h...

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This Month's Hottest Properties
10 Apr 17

A one-bed near a future Crossrail station priced at £190,000? A first buyer pad in Battersea for under £350,000? A Grade II listed family home in Stockwell?

We’ve picked out some fantastic properties for sale in London - scroll down to view the li...


Vendor Advice
Properties For Sale On The Crossrail Line
5 Apr 17

London’s newly crowned Elizabeth line is now less than two years away from fully opening, with the first new trains between Liverpool Street Main Line and Shenfield being introduced next month.

Recent forecasts have stated that houses prices along...


Maintenance Advice
Portico Handyman Now In Your Area!
5 Apr 17

Portico Handymen are now operating in your area! Plus we’re offering a tempting £250 + VAT* day rate (8 hours) day rate, or a £1,100 + VAT* weekly rate (40 hours).

In other words, you can get all your big, small and niggly DIY jobs done by a Londo...


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Landlord Advice
Changes To Tax Relief For Landlords
4 Apr 17

As of today, the 6th April 2017, landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income to arrive at their profits. Instead, they will receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for their ...


Maintenance Advice
Londoners Calling In The Professionals
30 Mar 17

Despite us Brits having a love of DIY, our latest survey results show that tradesmen are increasingly being called out to perform basic jobs.

Have we become a capital of DIY dodgers? Or is hiring a pro simply easier than ever?

Read on for the f...


Our News
How Will Article 50 Affect The London Property Market?
29 Mar 17

Today is a day that will go down in the history books. Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50, the president of the European council has been notified of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and the Brexit process has officially begun.

He...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Our News
Gone For Good
28 Mar 17

The sun is shining and spring is officially here, making it the ideal time to have a good old clear out in your home or rental property. But how can you get rid of your clutter in an ethical way?

Gone for Good is the free app that makes it easier ...


Landlord Advice
Airbnb FAQs
23 Mar 17

If you're tempted by the lucrative business of Airbnb, there are certain things to bear in mind.

Will your property be insured? What rules and regulations must you comply with? Is there a minimum time you can put your property up for rent? How doe...


Landlord Advice
London Transport Improvements
22 Mar 17

If you’re planning on investing in London property, it pays to know about upcoming transport plans and improvements. As despite the fact that house price growth in London is likely to slow over the remainder of the year, London locations set to get a...


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Maintenance Advice
Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Rental Property
21 Mar 17

Flooring in a property can make a considerable impact on first impressions, so it pays to get it right. Here’s our top tips on choosing the right flooring for your rental property…


Consider the property’s use

The first step in choosing the ri...


Landlord Advice
Property as a vehicle for achieving wealth
15 Mar 17

The Budget has been set and the Chancellor will not be reversing the mortgage interest tax relief changes expected to come into effect next month, with many reacting to this by saying that the heady easy money days of buy-to-let property investment a...


Vendor Advice
Latest Properties For Sale In London
15 Mar 17

Property is a long-term game, but you can certainly help speed up the profit process through buying at a bargain price.

If you’re looking for a new home or a great investment, check out the following properties, all of which are either below marke...


London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015

Landlord Advice
What does the Budget mean for property?
9 Mar 17

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has delivered his first and last Spring Budget. Here’s our summary of the key points relevant to the property industry…


I’m a landlord - how am I affected?

Landlords across the country will be...


Vendor Advice
Renovation Projects
1 Mar 17

Renovating property can be extremely profitable - particularly if you buy in an up-and-coming area and stick to a budget!

If you’re looking to make money from property, check out our top renovation projects. We’ve included the potential sale and r...


Landlord Advice
The landlord's Guide to Incorporation
22 Feb 17

A large number of landlords will be considering forming a limited company to negate the tax hit coming into effect in April - but is it the best move?

We’ve asked London Accountants, Accounts & Legal, and seasoned landlord, Richard Blanco, for som...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

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