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How Coronavirus Could Impact The Property Market
2 Apr 20

In recent months, the London property market has seen a lot of growth. With the general election results in December 2019 providing more political certainty, the market built up momentum and saw a rise in property prices in what has been coined the “...


Vendor Advice
Home renovation ideas to add value and appeal
18 Mar 20

Renovating your property, whether you’re a homeowner or landlord, can add value to your property and even boost its appeal for tenants and buyers. It’s important to be aware of what prospective buyers and tenants are looking for and are willing to pa...


Landlord Advice
Budget 2020: What it Means For Landlords and The Property Market
12 Mar 20

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, who was appointed only a month ago, delivered the first Budget in over a year on 11th March.

While the coronavirus was the primary theme, with the Chancellor vowing to pump billions into the economy to com...


Our News
Short Stay Show 2020
10 Mar 20

Don't miss out on your chance to once again attend the Short Stay Show at the ExCel, London. Back by popular demand and doubled in size.

Read on to find out why you should attend and how you can get your hands on free tickets to the show!


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Tenant Advice
How Should Tenants Make & Polish The Renter Profile Resume
5 Mar 20

At Portico, we know that renting a property can be as challenging as landing the perfect job. The application process requires perseverance and preparation. 

To ease it, use a renters’ resume which will help you to stand out as a suitable tenant as it...


Landlord Advice
Survey Reveals Top Concerns Among UK Landlords
5 Mar 20

With Brexit now taking a back seat, private rental prices are rising, and demand is expected to continue to grow as the economy strengthens. Reports are predicting a rise of 10% in rental prices by 2024, with house prices forecast to rise by an avera...


Landlord Advice
Turning a House into Flats
24 Feb 20

Converting houses into flats is becoming increasingly popular. There’s a high demand for flats in London, and splitting a property into units can maximise both rental income in the short-term, and profit on sale in the long-term.

But where do you star...


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Spicer Hall - Property of The Week
19 Feb 20

You may have previously seen Spicer Hall listed with us for rent, but now this award-winning home is on the market with Portico for you to own almost exactly as you see it - that's right, the owner is leaving items of furniture in the home so it is r...


Landlord Advice
Renting Out a Property for the First Time: Everything You Need to Know
18 Feb 20
Thinking about letting a flat or house? Despite tougher tax and legislative changes, demand for short and long term rentals is continuing to increase and has more than doubled since 2001.  While the prospect of maximising your property investment is ...

Tenant Advice
Latitude House - Property of The Month
11 Feb 20

We are delighted to present not one, but two stunning apartments available to rent within this luxurious modern building just moments from Regents Park and across from the incredible London Zoo. Latitude House sits within Zone Two, just a stone's thr...


Landlord Advice
How Is Rental Yield Calculated?
10 Feb 20

Rental yield is one of the most important areas to consider when looking to buy a property and let it out. This calculation helps landlords determine if a property is a good investment. No matter whether you’re a new landlord, an accidental landlord ...


Vendor Advice
How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly
5 Feb 20

The weather is a little grey and miserable – and for hopeful sellers and landlords, winter’s cold can lead to a corresponding chill in leads. Fortunately, there are some tried and true methods for avoiding void periods, particularly during the winter...


Market News
Brexit Property Prices Mortgage Rates & More
30 Jan 20

You’ve heard the news: Brexit will soon be a reality. After 11pm on 31 January 2020, the UK will no longer be counted as part of the European Union. But, what does Brexit mean for you? Will mortgage rates go up after Brexit? What about Brexit propert...


Our News
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...


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...


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 ...


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? 


Former Prime Minister Tony Blair r...


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...


Vendor Advice
Price Cuts Make Clapham a First-Time Buyer Haven
3 Dec 19

Victorian terraces, apartments, maisonettes: There are a variety of beautiful homes for sale in Clapham.

Situated within easy commuting distance from central London, this neighbourhood offers great shopping, dining, delightful gastropubs and more. Th...


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...


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: ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...
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