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How Will the Prime Minister's Plan to Offer 95% Mortgages Work?
18 Nov 20

It was a significant announcement and one that has potentially seismic consequences for prospective first-time home buyers and a broad range of people in the property and financial industries.

Recently, The Telegraph broke an exclusive interview with...


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Black Friday Deal
17 Nov 20

It's not just the shops that are slashing their prices for this Black Friday, Portico Finance is offering a deal that is going to be hard to refuse. For just one month we are removing our broker fees, saving you £399.

If like many after the stamp dut...


How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly

🏡#NVNPROPERTYALERT 🏡 For sale with @PorticoProp a 6 bedroom ⁣ house close to Parsons Green and Bishops Park, wider… https://t.co/2vNLygjuET


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Chancellor Urged To Extend The Stamp Duty Holiday
12 Nov 20

The Government’s Stamp Duty holiday, which is due to run until the end of March 2021, has driven demand in the housing market with property transactions increasing by 27 percent between July and September.

However, the demand has also impacted lender...

In the race to complete property sales before end of the Stamp Duty Holiday 31 March 2021, NAEA Propertymark has jo… https://t.co/loY9FDFq4d


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Buy in Leyton for under 500,000
11 Nov 20

With the Stamp Duty Holiday currently set to end on March 31st and there yet to be an extension, now is the time to ramp up your hunt if you're interested in getting on the property ladder or moving to a new area in London. Lockdown 2.0 allows agents...


Landlord Advice
Avoiding Voids: How Landlords Can Utilise The Growing Airbnb Market In Chigwell And Woodford
5 Nov 20

With Christmas fast approaching, people traditionally think of the winter holiday season. It’s different this year of course with a 4-week national lockdown currently in place. But, assuming the restrictions are lifted at the beginning of December, p...

Good to hear the news of the mortgage holiday being extended and that the housing market will remain open over the… https://t.co/yWY87gQTRm


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The Home Best Upgrades To Increase Rent Or Home Value
29 Oct 20

You’re about to sell your property or find a new tenant if you’re a landlord. Before you do, have you considered how you could get better value from your property by making a few simple upgrades?

You don’t have to plan a massive capital project that ...


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Best Yields in London This October
28 Oct 20

As we approach the end of the month, Halloween is just around the corner and although trick or treating may be off the cards for you this year, it hasn't stopped people getting creative with the fronts of their houses. We've seen some spooky sights a...

Taking a look back at some of the top yields we saw in October >> https://t.co/p3ZbAtB0Qm #yields #londonmarket… https://t.co/oQqJimS2RC


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Tenant Advice
The Best London Parks To Rent Near This Autumn
21 Oct 20
With shades of red, orange and gold lining the streets of London and the crunch of leaves underfoot, walking around the capital in the midst of autumn is particularly magical. But while there are many beautiful sights to take in, it’s the capital’s p...

Moving house but want to keep the same mortgage? Speak to the Portico Finance team who can help you with porting >>… https://t.co/BIE8AvEXih


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Leasehold, Freehold, Share Of Freehold Explained
15 Oct 20

If you’re thinking about buying a new home and you hear the terms leasehold, freehold, share of freehold, what’s your next move? Reach for the dictionary, call a lawyer or just assume you know what you’re letting yourself in for?

We’d like to explain ...


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Looking to move? More people are on the hunt for properties near their favourite parks in London. Check out our fav… https://t.co/EISv8gI4jL


Market News
Renters Flocking To Hammersmith And Fulham
8 Oct 20

The London rental scene is changing as the pandemic is transforming the market. While more and more people are choosing to rent, certain areas of the capital are seeing a big increase in demand.

And, leading the charge are Hammersmith and Fulham wher...


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Can I Move House And Keep The Same Mortgage?
30 Sep 20

If you’ve got a mortgage with a low interest rate, and a manageable monthly repayment, you are probably wondering, “Can I move house and keep the same mortgage?”. The short answer is yes, in some cases it is possible to take your mortgage with you wh...


Leading experts go head to head at Brexit Debate

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Changes to Shared Ownership Scheme For First-time Buyers
24 Sep 20

Shared Ownership is part of the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ programme. This scheme aims to help buyers who cannot afford the mortgage on 100 percent of an existing or new-build home. Shared Ownership is available to people with an income less than £80...

We recently spoke to the team at Portico Finance about moving home but keeping the same mortgage. If you're keen to… https://t.co/FyZlvQfcPv


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Tenant Advice
The Park Lofts: Your Next Rental Property
23 Sep 20

Looking for a swanky new rental pad? We’ve got you covered!

Our Camden office has just taken on a range of one and two bedroom loft-style apartments, in an exclusive development in NW1. The building itself is steeped in history, cleverly renovated to ...


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Property Finance and Mortgage Update for First-time Buyers, Homeowners and Landlords
17 Sep 20

The pandemic has had a major impact on the availability of funds for buying homes, largely as a result of caution on the part of lenders. The number of mortgage products on the market fell dramatically as lockdown hit, but thankfully has begun to ret...

Find out how much your property is worth by using our online valuation tool >> https://t.co/FyiS5cczp1 #portico… https://t.co/f8zS9VdHn1


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The True Cost of Buying a Property in London
9 Sep 20

Living in shared rental accommodation can be pretty hard work at the best of times, but the recent lockdown and the surge in working from home has made it even more of a challenge. If you’re getting fed up with the noise and disruption of trying to w...


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Save on property for sale in South London
7 Sep 20

We've taken a look at property that could see you save on Stamp Duty* in the North, East and West; so now its time to turn our attention to the South. If the South is where you could see yourself living then take a scroll through the properties below...

Renters are flocking to Hammersmith & Fulham this year! Read our blog article to find out more here… https://t.co/BG3CGmQJcY


Having Trouble Selling Your Home? This could be why...

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Best Yields in London This September
4 Sep 20

The Indian Summer is upon us, with temperatures set to reach 28 degrees by Monday it looks like we are getting one final hot weekend in this particularly unusual summer. In reference to the hotting up of the weather, we have turned our attention to c...


Landlord Advice
Tenant Eviction Ban Extended By 4 Weeks - What This Means For Landlords And Tenants
1 Sep 20

When the Coronavirus lockdown began in March, the government introduced a ban on evicting tenants for an initial period of three months. The ban was intended to protect tenants who had suffered income loss as a result of the pandemic. This initiative...


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Properties For Sale In North London
24 Aug 20

If you're interested in taking advantage of the stamp duty break in North London, then take a look at the list of properties we've compiled below.


1) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | St. John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V

£450,000 (Leasehold)

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How COVID-19 is Altering the Way We Invest in Property
22 Aug 20

The property market evolving is nothing new, the pandemic just poses new circumstances for us to adjust to. 

The truth of the matter is that over the years, buildings have been repurposed to meet demand. Yesteryear's dockland warehouses became luxury ...


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Sales Market Activity And Up And Coming Areas In London
21 Aug 20

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property purchase price, there were predictions of a boom in property sales and a sudden surge in enquiries. But, well before that announcement, London had seen its...


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House Price Rises and Up And Coming Areas In London
14 Aug 20

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property purchase price, there were predictions of a boom in property sales and a sudden surge in enquiries. But, well before that announcement, London had seen its...


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Why You Should Be Looking To Buy In East London
10 Aug 20

Last time we took a look at properties in West London, this week we turn our attention to properties in East London that you could save on stamp duty costs when purchasing. 

If you're interested in any of the properties below, contact one of our offic...


Landlord Advice
Capital Gains Tax On Second Home Changes
6 Aug 20

How will a CGT overhaul affect Landlords and the housing market?

If you own an investment property, you're very probably aware that the Chancellor just asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to take a look at how Capital Gains Tax (CGT) current...

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MAKE A SAVING DURING THE STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY
22 Jul 20

After Boris made the announcement of the stamp duty holiday we've noticed a surge in interest so we thought we'd make it easy for you and compile a list of our top properties where you could pay absolutely no stamp duty* . We've focused our attention...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Tenant Advice
Renting Costs And Knowing What To Expect
8 Jul 20

Whether you’re a veteran renter or a complete newbie, finding a new place to hang your hat can seem daunting. With rent and a deposit to pay, your bank balance might feel unusually stretched come moving time. But there is a way to avoid that sinking ...


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What Do I Have To Leave When I Sell My House?
7 Jul 20

It’s a question we hear time and time again from sellers, “What do I have to leave when I sell my house?”

When selling your property, it can be challenging trying to decide what you should and should not leave behind for the new owner. There are no l...


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What does under offer mean? A glossary of buying and selling terms
29 Jun 20

The property market is full of jargon that may be unfamiliar to many buyers and sellers. Here’s a useful glossary to help you understand important buying and selling terms.

  • Advance – money provided by a lender to a buyer to secure a property.
  • Annual Pe...

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Landlord Advice
Rent a Room Scheme: How It Works and Tax Rules
4 Jun 20
Renting out a room in your flat has its advantages. On the social side, having someone there to hang out with, cook with and share experiences with can help counteract feelings of isolation and make your daily life more enjoyable. On the financial si...

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Navigating the London Property Market in 2020
28 May 20

With the lockdown extended (for now) and property sales in many parts of the UK on-hold, lots of us have questions. When will conveyancers and agents reopen their offices? When will viewings start again, so surveyors can go back to work and people ca...


Landlord Advice
Covid-19 Changes To Lettings Legislation
22 May 20

The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown has upended rules and regulations in every aspect of our lives - and letting legislation is no exception. The government has made several temporary changes to the laws and guidance that govern the priv...


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Landlord Advice
When Does A UK Tenancy Agreement Become Legally Binding?
29 Apr 20

Like any legal contract, an assured shorthold tenancy agreement becomes legally binding as soon as all parties – the landlord, tenant and guarantor (if applicable) – sign the document. A legally binding UK tenancy agreement is enforceable through the...


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How Smart Tech Can Help Landlords
27 Apr 20

Technology has revolutionised how we live our lives. From home computers to smart appliances, most homes have multiple tech devices. They save us money, time, reduce energy usage, and make modern life a whole lot easier than it was 50 years ago. Smar...


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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 “...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

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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...


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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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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...


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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...


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