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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 ...


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 ...


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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...

Where are the #London hotspots to #invest in #property based on upcoming #transport developments? Find out with Por… https://t.co/TRWcVCRGX2


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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 ...

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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...

Looking to get your kids into an outstanding school in #London? Explore these 10 property hotspots in great school… https://t.co/zJSCltv62f


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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...


Photos From Big Screen On The Green!

Living in #Leyton and fancy yourself some #yoga or #pilates? Explore what #PauseStudio have to offer with 10% off b… https://t.co/h1mhNJ0nmc


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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...


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Fancy a property with an interesting history? Explore these gorgeous #renovations on Portico >>… https://t.co/I6SVIiTDjp


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...

Get yourself a £5 weekday burger at @DraftHouseUK #Camden or #Battersea - only with a Portico Places card >>… https://t.co/bQO6wgB0Bi


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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...

Moving house? Make sure you're fully prepared with our top ten packing tips! >> https://t.co/21hjEdKeYw #toptips… https://t.co/HSeGmCwtwT


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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,...


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...

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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 ...

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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...


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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?

Summ...


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...


Landlord Advice
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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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 ...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Tenant Advice
8 Best Areas to Live in London Near a Good Market
11 Jun 18

London is an incredible place to live but when you’ve first decided to move down, it’s difficult to know where the best place is to live, in order to be close to the places you’ll love. Last month we explored areas of London close to gorgeous parks a...


Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Islington
11 Jun 18

When looking for an area to invest in London, there’s several areas that have been growing and reinventing themselves lately at rapid speeds. One such area is Islington, North London.

Within easy proximity to Central London, Islington is a great pros...


Landlord Advice
Best rental yield areas in London this June
6 Jun 18

If you’re looking to invest in property this spring, you need to be aware of the latest data. Last month we pulled out Regent’s Park, Mile End, Denmark Hill and West Kensington in our May spotlight blog as areas to invest and this month we’ve saved y...


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Are you living in a celebrity neighbourhood of London?
4 Jun 18

London is home to its fair share of the rich and famous, scattered around the capital. From the sleepy towns of North London to the swanky streets of West London, read on to find out the celebrity neighbourhoods you could be living in.

Notting Hill

I...


Landlord Advice
Where to buy along the Crossrail
30 May 18

It seems like forever since the £2.3 billion investment to improve the existing railway through London began but it’s finally almost time to unveil the Crossrail.

The line, which runs over 188km through London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex wil...


Tenant Advice
8 steps to decorating your new home
30 May 18

When you’ve just bought your new home, you’ll undoubtedly be extremely excited to get in, decorate and make it your own. As exciting as this time may be, it’s really important that you stop, answer some logical questions and know exactly what you wan...


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Our Portico Places offers May 2018
23 May 18

Each week we bring you our new Portico Place signups and this week we’re bringing you an extra-special treat, we’re going to round up our top deals from our existing Portico Places, just for you! So sit back, relax, and enjoy these fantastic offers a...


Landlord Advice
Is it time to move to East London?
23 May 18

If you’re trying to decide which area of London you should buy a property, maybe it’s time to look east. Whether you’re climbing onto the property ladder for the first time, you’re looking to move for those extra couple of bedrooms or you’re looking ...


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Airbnb your Home while we find you a tenant!
18 May 18
Perhaps your rental property has unexpectedly become vacant, or your circumstances have suddenly changed and you have a property sitting vacant in our beautiful London town.

The good thing during this summer period is that it is the peak time of year ...

Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

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10 Homes Perfect For The Royal Newlyweds - Harry and Meghan!
16 May 18
This weekend is the weekend we've been waiting for - the sun is set to shine, the British flags are out around Central London and the street parties are planned! And just in time for the Royal Wedding, we've collated our top 10 property picks which w...

Tenant Advice
5 best areas to live in London near a park
8 May 18

Are you looking to move to London or elsewhere in London to try to be nearer to some green spaces? Check out some areas of London we’d recommend if you want to be close to a park. You can have the best of both worlds, with the bustle of Central Londo...


Landlord Advice
Best rental yield areas in London this May
8 May 18

It’s time to bring you your May yields fix! We’ve studied the data, priced up the options and we bring to you the best investment hotspots this month, on each side of London. Whatever type of property you’re looking to invest in, we have plenty of lo...


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