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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...


Sell Your House For The Highest Possible Price

Has your property gone up in value? This instant valuation tool from @PorticoProp will tell you… https://t.co/YKc3EcF1vl


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...

@PorticoProp say Londoners could earn a chunky £100 per day using @Airbnb... https://t.co/wnTw79GaH7 https://t.co/9L37vElzeW


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Airbnb Management: Portico Host
14 Mar 17

Free up your time and let us earn you 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, Portico Host.


How does Portico Host work?

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Vendor Advice
How much can you earn on Airbnb?
9 Mar 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...

Shout out to the wonderful @BreadandRosesTC on #WorldTheatreDay! We can't wait to come watch Yes! Because..… https://t.co/bPxCkLa2Jg


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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...

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 @PorticoProp -Marianna Protopapas & Sian Merrilees-Agents were really helpful i... https://t.co/XB2UU7AfVj


Vendor Advice
Sell Your House For The Highest Possible Price
2 Mar 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 cluttered, scruffy or a little mismatched in terms of furniture and fixtures. And...


More Ticket Winners Announced!

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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...

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 @PorticoProp -Camille McQueen-Camille has been brilliant over the years we have - https://t.co/qtyeFLQa7v


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...


Leading experts go head to head at Brexit Debate

Vendor Advice
10 First-Time Buyer Hotspots and Properties
22 Feb 17

When it comes to property, for today’s young Londoners, price is the most important factor. An affordable price tag is closely followed by transport links - as after all, who wouldn’t want a quick and easy commute?

With that in mind, we’ve asked o...

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 @PorticoProp -Adam Wood & Adam Wood-It has been an absolute pleasure working wi... https://t.co/iIHVEriEh5


Our News
Housing White Paper 2017
16 Feb 17

The government has issued the 106-page housing white paper, but what does it really mean for first-time buyers, landlords, renters and homeowners in London?

We’ve digested the long-awaited document and picked out the five key points to be aware of...


Portico at Big Screen on the Green!

So @piersmorgan is going quiet for 24 hours - and he's got a new top as well. #RedNoseDay https://t.co/oo8ZEvhmBI


Maintenance Advice
Portico Handyman Now In Your Area!
7 Feb 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 in one cle...


Landlord Advice
Best Mortgage Deals on the Market
26 Jan 17

Lenders have slashed mortgages to record lows, making it a great time to grab a deal and get on the housing ladder or invest in buy-to-let.

To help you discover the right deal for you, we’ve asked mortgage experts, Capricorn Financial for their ad...


GOLD for Marketing

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Vendor Advice
10 flats for under 350,000
25 Jan 17

The average house price in London may have tipped the half million pound mark, but first-time buyers shouldn’t give up hope! We’ve scoured our books and found 10 flats for £350,000 or under - most of which would also make excellent buy-to-let investm...

#London Transport Improvements and how it will effect #property https://t.co/KDdHdWXWV0 via @PorticoProp


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

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Buying New
18 Jan 17

Thinking about moving this year? Maybe it’s time to think about buying new!

There’s a huge range of benefits to buying a new build property, from incentivised purchase schemes and energy efficiency, to the fact that you don’t need to wait for the ...


Our News
10 Tips For Making Money On Airbnb
18 Jan 17

Airbnb’s popularity is on an inexorable rise. Currently there are a staggering 48,017 London hosts cashing in on Airbnb - and over 100 million users worldwide looking for accommodation that offers home comforts and favourable rates - two things large...


Our News
Latest Rental Properties: The Park Lofts
11 Jan 17

After a new rental pad? We’ve got you covered!

We’ve just taken on 15 loft style apartments, (studios, 1 beds and 2 beds), in an exclusive development in NW1. The building itself is steeped in history, cleverly renovated to make the most of the li...


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Landlord Advice
2017 London Housing Market Outlook
10 Jan 17

What will 2017 hold for the London housing market?

We put some key questions to our resident property guru, Mark Lawrinson, plus reveal our key predictions and potential property hotspots that buyers, sellers and investors should be aware of this ...


Landlord Advice
Landlord Property Finance 101
29 Dec 16

Most landlords will know about standard buy-to-let mortgages, but you might not be aware of the other types of finance that can help grow or enhance a portfolio.

Karl Griggs, Director of CPC Finance, shares his property finance 101…

Buy-to-let ...


Vendor Advice
Reduced Properties & Investments
28 Dec 16

Get a glimpse into London living with our top property picks! Each listing has recently been reduced - some by £100,000 or more - so you’re guaranteed to get a great deal.

Give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing - or view all our prop...


Porters Barbers Clapham

Vendor Advice
Top 10 Places To Buy In London In 2017
21 Dec 16

Where’s the next property hotspot in the capital?

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director of Portico London estate agents, reveals the 10 key areas tipped for house price growth next year...


1. East Croydon

Killer reason to buy or invest here:

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Vendor Advice
Property Christmas Wish List
15 Dec 16

We’re nearly at the end of 2016 and this year we’ve instructed and sold some truly beautiful properties. From old Victorian schools and converted-church mansions, to eco-homes and cottages in the City - we’ve had properties to suit a huge range of ta...


Landlord Advice
Will Buy-To-Let Bust in 2017?
15 Dec 16

Our latest data shows that sale transaction levels across London have fallen dramatically. Mark Lawrinson discusses what this means for rental yields - plus gives his tips on investing in this market.

The London borough heat map

Let’s begin by ...


Property interiors that tenants love

Landlord Advice
Setting the Scene: After Brexit
14 Dec 16

What impact has Brexit had on the private rental sector?

Richard Blanco, London Representative for the NLA, recently discussed the panorama landlords and investors are facing now the UK has decided to leave the European Union - here's what we took...


Landlord Advice
Regulatory Round-Up 2016
14 Dec 16

Are you up to date with industry regulations and legislations?

Seasoned landlord and NLA representative, Richard Blanco, recently gave a useful regulatory round-up of new legislation, including tax and mortgage changes - here's what we took away f...


Landlord Advice
The Big Property Debate: Adapting Your Investment Strategy in 2017
8 Dec 16

How should landlords and investors reappraise their strategy in the light of Brexit and tax changes?

Richard Bowser, Editor of Property Investor News, Nicole Bremner a Commercial and Residential Developer from East Eight Group, Simon Allen from Se...


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Landlord Advice
Interview With Pest Control Experts, Inoculand
7 Dec 16

Daniel Neves, a.k.a. “The Terminator”, is a vocational biologist and founder of Inoculand Ltd - a London-based pest control company with a dynamic approach to pests. We sat down to chat pests, property and proofing...

So, why did you decide to sta...


Our News
Countdown the 25 magical days of Christmas with us!
1 Dec 16

Join us in the countdown to Christmas with our very own interactive advent calendar!

Throughout the month of December we're giving our valued customers the chance to open 25 advent doors. Each door will reveal a new festive surprise thanks to our ...


Vendor Advice
Will House Prices Fall in 2017?
29 Nov 16

While the long-term effects of Stamp Duty changes and Brexit on the housing market are impossible to predict, there are some things we know for certain. Transaction volumes across London are now more than half of what they were before the 2008 crash,...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Our News
Black Friday Fixed Fees!
24 Nov 16

As part of Black Friday, we're offering a fantastic £10,000 fixed fee + VAT for homes valued at £1 million or over - potentially saving tens of thousands of pounds in estate agent fees.

How does it work?

Every property valued at £1m+ that we i...


Landlord Advice
Autumn Statement 2016: What It Means For The Property Market
24 Nov 16

Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor. From Right to Buy schemes to the banishing of tenant fees, here are the key points relevant to landlords, tenants and the property industry:

Making housing more affordable

I...


Maintenance Advice
10 Point Winter Property MOT
17 Nov 16

Oh the weather outside is frightful… Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration. But November is the time to think about how best to prepare your property for the colder months ahead.

Preventative maintenance is crucial for avoiding expensive repair bills...


Stay Fire Safe This Christmas!

Landlord Advice
Catch Up On Our Latest listings!
16 Nov 16

Catch up on our latest listings! From sky scraper apartments and mock-Tudor mansions, to cottages with character  – properties don't get much better than these!

Give us a call 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing, check out all of our properties for...


Vendor Advice
Properties & Investments on the Night Tube
9 Nov 16

Every Londoner dreams of a shorter commute, so it’s no surprise we’re willing to pay a premium to live near top transport links. And with the new 24-hour Tube service now running on the Victoria, Central and Jubilee Lines, and the Northern and Piccad...


Landlord Advice
Optimise Your Property Investment in 2017
9 Nov 16

The EU referendum result has raised a myriad of questions for the private rented sector. What will happen to house prices, how is government policy going to shift and where is the economy heading?

The NLA & Portico Landlord Seminar on the 22nd Nov...


London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015

Landlord Advice
What Will The Autumn Statement Mean For The Property Market?
3 Nov 16

On the 23rd November, Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will deliver his first Autumn Statement. This year’s Statement is a big deal, as it will reveal the state of the UK economy after the Brexit vote, and the reforms that will help suppo...


Our News
Portico Takes Gold!
2 Nov 16

It has already been a great year so far for Portico; we’ve expanded into east London and Essex and grown our team significantly - but our latest award really is the cherry on the top…

Last night we were awarded Large Lettings Agency of the Year at...


Our News
Gold Estate Agent of the Year For Customer Experience!
31 Oct 16

Ensuring our customers are happy is our number one priority at Portico, so we’re over the moon to have been awarded Gold for Excellence in Customer Experience in the All Agents Awards 2016.

 And we have our wonderful customers to thank for our swa...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

The secret to selling your house fast, for the best possible price

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Lettings Agency of the Year Awards 2015

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