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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. 

And in October this year, further HMO changes for landlords will be brought in. The new changes will open up...


Tenant Advice
10 tips to buying your perfect home
18 Jun 18

When it comes to buying a home, this is probably the most expensive purchase you’re ever going to make, so you definitely shouldn’t rush it or go into it half-heartedly. To help you, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 tips so read on and see if ...


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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...


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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...


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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.

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How To Get The Best Price For Your House

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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...

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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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Tenant Advice
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...


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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 ...

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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...


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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...


Landlord Advice
Things to remember when moving home
2 May 18

Moving can be a crazily busy time. There’s loads of things to remember when you’re moving home to minimise disruption and make sure you’re up and running in your new home as soon as possible. So if you’re moving to or around London, here’s 10 handy t...


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Airbnb Listings Jump 43% in London
1 May 18

With the number of entire properties on Airbnb sitting at 22,482 right now, the popular site has seen an impressive 43% growth in the last 12 months. Although there are some definite trends around where Airbnb is already a success, there are also som...

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Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Shepherds Bush
24 Apr 18

It’s time to visit the west side and one up-and-coming area that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Shepherd’s Bush, the original home of the BBC, is a well-known area of West London. After the BBC moved, it was feared the area may become forgotten b...


Tenant Advice
10 Great First Time Buyer Properties
19 Apr 18

If 2018 is your time to get on the property ladder, there are loads of great properties on the market at the moment. But London is a big city, so if you're wondering where you should be looking to buy, here's some of our top picks in areas all around...


Portico Host
Become an Airbnb Host in 2018
17 Apr 18

Airbnb is fast becoming a staple holiday accommodation choice when we head off on our travels, but have you ever considered becoming a host yourself?

Living in one of the most sought-after cities in the world, there’s never been a better time to becom...


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Tenant Advice
10 ways to make your rented property feel like home
10 Apr 18

Even if you’re just renting a property, it’s important it feels like home. There’s loads of ways you can add your own touch and make it a little more cosy without making changes to the existing flat or breaking the bank. Why not try one of our top 10...


Landlord Advice
Best rental yield areas in London this April
10 Apr 18

It’s quickly moved into April so it’s time to consult our Yield Map once again to work out where the best places are around London to purchase a property this month, by expected yield. East London is still the strongest prospect, with both cheaper pr...


Tenant Advice
10 Biggest FAQs When Buying a Property
4 Apr 18

Thinking of buying your first property and don't know where to start? Fear not, we can help you there! From understanding the process, to who you need to pay and when, see our 10 most asked questions for people climbing onto the property ladder today...


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Buy-To-Let Guide for 2018
4 Apr 18

There’s been several changes in the Buy-to-Let space in the last year, so it’s time we pulled it all together and brought you up to speed. We’ve done the research and spoken to the experts, so read on to find out everything you need to know about bei...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yields: By London Tube Map
28 Mar 18

Looking to buy to let in London? If you're not sure where to look, check out our handy Yield Map by Tube Station. Get the bigger picture by comparing the whole city by yield before you decide which is the best area for you. The top areas you should b...


Tenant Advice
Spotlight: Moving to Camden
26 Mar 18

Looking to move to Camden? Whether you're just moving from another area of London or you're moving in from another country, here's all the local info you need to make sure you can find your way around easily.

Transport links:

You can purchase tickets f...


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Spotlight: Walthamstow
20 Mar 18

Walthamstow is fast becoming one of London’s most popular areas to live.

There’s so much going on here right now, with investment due to being 2019’s London Borough of Culture and new businesses moving in to cater for the growth in popularity. Just 20...


Tenant Advice
5 Gorgeous Gardens on Portico
20 Mar 18

Spring is on its way and being able to spend long afternoons relaxing in the garden is edging closer and closer to reality! In anticipation, we've complied a collection of properties we've spotted here at Portico recently. Check out their gorgeous ga...


Landlord Advice
8 areas to buy in London in 2018
13 Mar 18

Looking to buy property in London in 2018? We've spoken to our local property experts in our offices to find you the up and coming areas of London. Whether you know what side of London you'd like to be on or you're open to persuasion, we've done our ...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Landlord Advice
5 quick ways to add value to your property
13 Mar 18

Whether you're a landlord in-between tenancies or a homeowner looking to give your property a little facelift before you sell, there's many little things you can do to quickly add value to your home in this period. Use our Instant Valuation tool to s...


Landlord Advice
Best rental yield areas in London this March
6 Mar 18

This month, once again, we've consulted our Yield Map to share with you the most up-to-date rental yield data in London. Whichever side of London you're looking to invest in properties to rent, make sure you know what return you'll be getting for you...


Tenant Advice
5 steps to buying your first home
5 Mar 18

Buying a property for the first time can be a daunting process, but so long as you have the right knowledge and know the rules you have to follow, it's a straightforward process. Below, we've consolidated the main things you need to prepare and consi...


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Tenant Advice
Our top 10 kitchen picks on Portico right now
27 Feb 18

A great home is nothing without a great kitchen and we love nothing more than a good kitchen here at Portico, and we know you do too! So, from Hammersmith, to Camden, to Leyton, come with us on a journey around London as we explore these gorgeous kit...


Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Is it time to invest in Ilford?
26 Feb 18

Right now, east is the place to be. And specifically, Ilford.

The town has it all. Sat in the borough of Redbridge, Ilford is the next town out after Stratford. Following in Stratford's footsteps, Ilford looks to be the next town to get a facelift in ...


Landlord Advice
5 great investment opportunities on Portico
21 Feb 18

Looking for your next investment opportunity? Whether you're looking for the perfect property to short-let, an area of regeneration or a do-er upper, we've got a variety of quirky and wonderful properties on offer.

Explore our 5 top picks or head to ...


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Tenant Advice
10 things to check on a property viewing
21 Feb 18

Moving into a new property is an exciting time, whether you're renting or buying, but the excitement can soon fade if you don't ask some valuable questions before you sign on the dotted line.

Here at Portico, we want your home moving experience to be ...


Landlord Advice
90% of landlords would use Airbnb for short-lets
13 Feb 18

In a recent survey we conducted, 90% of landlords said they would use Airbnb to short-let their property. This growing trend has seen landlords increasingly use both Airbnb for short-lets and estate agents for long-term tenants collectively, to avoid...


Tenant Advice
Top 10 properties in London for first-time buyers
13 Feb 18

Thinking of getting on the property ladder in 2018? London has many pockets of areas which are perfect for first-time buyers, so we've scouted out where you should be looking and the prices you can expect there. Explore our top 10 first-time buyer pr...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

Tenant Advice
Top 5 reasons to rent through Portico
7 Feb 18

Moving to London is an exciting time - there's tons of beautiful areas with big personalities, you have access to all the shops, restaurants and pubs you need and, with the introduction of the 24 hour tube lines at the weekend, it's time to get to wo...


Landlord Advice
Best rental yield areas in London right now
7 Feb 18

If you're looking to rent out or if you're already renting out your property in London, it's always good to keep an eye on which areas are offering the best yields. But don't worry about spending hours on the internet to find the latest stats, we hav...


Vendor Advice
Portico Picks - our top 5 homes with a view
2 Feb 18

Living in London, it's great to spend your days out amongst the hustle and bustle of the city streets but when you get home, you want a bit of peace and somewhere serene to enjoy a glass of wine.

So, we've dug through our properties and found you fiv...


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