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Landlord Advice
Section 21 Changes
18 Apr 19

Earlier this week, the government announced new plans to stop landlords evicting tenants at short notice without a concrete evidence reason already specified in law. These changes relate to Section 21 of the Housing Act, where landlords were allowed ...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London For April
16 Apr 19

As we are well into the swing of things with April it is time to consult our yield map and look at where the top places to purchase property in London are. This month sees areas in the North and South coming out on top but there are always pockets to...

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Landlord Advice
Invest in Brexit with Short and Long-Term Lets
10 Apr 19

There’s no hiding from the fact that Brexit is having an impact on Britain’s economy and consumer confidence. With things unlikely to change until a deal with the EU is agreed and approved in Parliament we've taken a look at how this is affecting pro...


Vendor Advice
Benefits of Using a Mortgage Broker
3 Apr 19

It’s the age-old question that many people ask when purchasing a property, should I use a broker to arrange my mortgage?

In 2018, 70% of people who moved home or remortgaged used a broker to assist with the process. The benefits of a broker are signi...

We've once again turned our attention to our yield map to see where is coming out on top in London this April. Chec… https://t.co/2iU0WuaGj6


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London For March
22 Mar 19

As we are well into the first week of spring we once again turn our attention to our yield map where we have done the work for you on a few of the hotspots throughout London! Read on to see where we've pick out this month. 

North

Stamford Hill 4%

Stamfo...


Vendor Advice
How to Spring Clean Your Property
20 Mar 19

Spring has officially sprung, and at Portico, that means just one thing: spring cleaning. Whether you’re preparing your property for a new owner or tenant, or simply want to freshen things up around the house, we’ve compiled our best tips for spring ...

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Landlord Advice
The Landlord Investment Show 2019
13 Mar 19

Join us on the 21st of March for the 63rd National Landlord Investment Show. The show will once again be held in Olympia with over 100 stands in Olympia, 40 seminars to attend and what's more the tickets are free, you just need to register your inter...


Landlord Advice
Best Yields for Short-Term Lets are found in Liverpool
12 Mar 19

According to our research, Airbnb hosts and landlords of short term let properties in Walton, Liverpool are achieving the best yields in the North West’s largest cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Airbnb hosts in Walton can expect to achieve a rental...

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Vendor Advice
What To Consider Before Airbnbing Your Home
12 Mar 19

Airbnb can give you an extra income – and it’s never been easier. Whether you’re on holiday, away on business or staying at a partner’s house, Portico Host, our Airbnb Management service, is on hand to deal with the hassle. 

If you’re considering rent...


Vendor Advice
Spot the Diamond in the Rough
7 Mar 19

Searching for a new home can be tough, especially when you’re unsure as to what you’re really looking for. It is best to view a raft of properties including those you are not sure about, if only to confirm your thoughts and discount them.

We've broke...

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Vendor Advice
March Property Of The Month
6 Mar 19

Set in the heart of Leytonstone stands this stunning three-bedroom family home, in excellent condition and oozing character - don't miss out on a chance to book a viewing in straight away at this property.

Kingsroadgarden

The present owners have taken great care wit...

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Landlord Advice
Join Us At the Short Stay Show
6 Mar 19

Don't miss out on your chance to attend the first year of the Short Stay Show at the ExCel, London. Read on to find out why you should attend and how you can get your hands on free tickets to the show!


Who Attends?

The show will bring together owne...

Landlord Advice
The Conversions that Add Value to Your Home
27 Feb 19

Home conversions are a sure way to add value while improving your property. However, all home conversions aren’t created equal. We’ve compiled the conversions that we believe will add the most value to your home below.

Loft Conversion

A loft conversio...

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Vendor Advice
Secrets Of Sellers
20 Feb 19

A property viewing is a make or break situation. While appearances may be deceiving, most buyers decide whether or not they would like to purchase a home within the first five minutes of the viewing. How can you make sure that potential buyers aren’t...

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Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London This February
20 Feb 19

While rumours of the return of Beast from the East are firmly put to rest as we bask in the gloriously sunny and spring-like February we are enjoying at the moment, we turn our attention to our yield map, where we have taken a look at the top perform...


Tenant Advice
Property of the Week
19 Feb 19

Don't miss out on an opportunity to rent an exclusive apartment in the heart of Regent's Park. With both a studio and one bedroom available to rent in these newly refurbished apartments on Albany Street.

RegentsParkApartment

Each apartment is finished to the highest speci...

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Landlord Advice
Tips for Letting a Property During the Brexit Uncertainty
14 Feb 19

In order to let your property successfully, strategy is key. Whether you manage the property through an agent or by yourself, here are our best tips for letting your property during Brexit.

Target First-Time Buyers

According to the Financial Reporter ...

Using our yield map we've picked out the top four performing areas for the month of March. Read on here >>… https://t.co/HslZUdcH1b


Tenant Advice
February Property of The Month
7 Feb 19

Looking for a new home to start the year fresh!? Look no further than this unique, award winning property currently available for rent in Highbury. Read on to see why we have selected this as our February property of the month. 

Highburyadolphus

Winner of the prestigi...


Vendor Advice
Selling Your Home In The Winter
6 Feb 19

Selling a home in the wintertime can be challenging but there are many things you can do to ensure your property stands out from the others on the market in your area. Here are our top tips for selling your home during the winter months.

Tidy your ga...


Landlord Advice
Invest in the North West
3 Feb 19

Four million people in the UK now live in the private rented sector. This figure looks set to increase as more people choose to rent rather than buy, attracted by the flexibility it offers them. The demand for rental accommodation and a lack of good ...


Our News
SPEED DANCING AT THE ACADEMY DANCE STUDIO
31 Jan 19

Move over Speed Dating, say hello to SPEED DANCING!!!

This valentines weekend why not create a spark through the art form of Dance. A unique and fun way of meeting new people hosted by our favourite North London Music Academy.

For the first hour, you ...


Vendor Advice
Top 8 Property Bargains
31 Jan 19

Now is your chance to grab a great deal on the property of your dreams!

Whether you're a first time buyer or looking to invest make sure you take advantage of this opportunity.

So if you’re interested in one of these reduced properties for sale, get i...


Landlord Advice
Portico Launches in Manchester and Liverpool
30 Jan 19

Building on the success of our London business, we are pleased to announce we will be launching in Liverpool and Manchester from the 5th February 2019, next week!

Having successfully run Portico Host in London for two years we have decided now it is ...


Landlord Advice
Portico Host Teams Up With Airbnb
30 Jan 19

We have recently joined just three other professional co-hosts in the UK to bring Airbnb services to the UK. We are the first mainstream lettings business in the UK to be appointed to the programme where properties will be available on the Airbnb web...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London This January
24 Jan 19

It's officially 2019 and time to refer to our yield map for the first time this year! Rather than you spending hours yourself looking out for the best areas for buy-to-let we've picked out our top four performing areas for you this month. Alternative...


Landlord Advice
January Market Update
23 Jan 19

It’s only January, and 2019 has already been a busy year for the property market.

For buyers, the market has slowed slightly. In London, property prices have gone down 1.7% in the first month of the year, and reports show that 55% of first time buyer...


Vendor Advice
New Year, New You
16 Jan 19

With the New Year comes plenty of new resolutions, and one of the most common resolutions is to create and maintain a healthier lifestyle. For most people, this starts in the gym. However, setting up an exercise regime that integrates with your lifes...


Landlord Advice
Our Top Five Airbnbs For 2019
16 Jan 19

As we slowly creep past the halfway mark of January we turn our heads to think of when and where our next holiday will be. Why not explore a new area of London?  We've picked out our top five Airbnbs available for 2019 in the Capital. 

Thinking of put...


Our News
2019 Competition T&Cs
14 Jan 19

Please ensure you read these terms and conditions carefully as the competition is subject to these terms.


Portico Host: Two Months Free Management

HOW TO ENTER: The competition will run from 9am on the 14th of March 2019 and close at 6pm on the 14th of...


Landlord Advice
Care for Your Home this Winter
9 Jan 19

As Christmas fades and the coldest winter months are ahead of us, it is more important now than ever to be proactive in maintaining your property to avoid extra costs during winter. From water damage to freezing pipes, winter months present a whole h...


Landlord Advice
Let Your Home Via Airbnb Whilst It Is On The Market
4 Jan 19

Everyone wants to sell their property quickly and easily, but this isn’t always a possibility. In London, it takes an average of eight weeks to find a buyer. Between finding the right buyers and waiting for the property to complete, many sellers end ...


Vendor Advice
10 Best Homes for Sale Under One Million Pounds
27 Dec 18

Buying property in London doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. From converted biscuit factories to charming mews homes, we’ve gathered our best properties under £1,000,000. Your dream home might be a click away, take a look!

Scroll down to view o...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London This December
18 Dec 18

As many of us find ourselves in our last few days of work before breaking up for Christmas, we turn to consult our Yield Map to see what areas are looking the best to invest in right now in London. Read on to see what is going on in these four areas ...


Landlord Advice
Where To Buy In London In 2019
12 Dec 18

London remains a great place to invest in property, whether you’re a buy-to-let landlord or a homebuyer. We’ve scoped out the city’s hidden gems and the best suggestions for where to buy in the Capital in 2019.


Forest Gate

Current average property pri...


Landlord Advice
Regulation Changes: A Need to Know Guide for Landlords
6 Dec 18

2018 saw a year of changes for the lettings market. These changes came in the form of new legislation, and affect all parts of the letting process, from the property itself to the way that the home is taxed. From a boost to personal allowances to EPC...


Landlord Advice
Round Up Of NLA & Portico London Landlord Seminar
30 Nov 18

Landlords from Battersea to Bethnal Green met on Wednesday 21st November at the Annual London Landlord Seminar, in association with National Landlord Association (NLA) and Portico, to discuss the state of the lettings market.

In a presentation that co...


Landlord Advice
10 Years of Landlord Insurance from Just Landlords
30 Nov 18

This year marks the 10th anniversary of landlord insurance company Just Landlords. In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, the team have been reflecting on the journey of the company so far. Here are a few highlights of Just Landlords’ proudes...


Our News
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 ...


Vendor Advice
November Property of the Month
13 Nov 18

It's almost a new year and how better to start a new year than with a new start in a new home?! Our property of the month this November is a gorgeous find in Battersea. A perfect family home in the making, explore the four bedroom property here...

potm1

Wal...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London This November
12 Nov 18

As the year draws towards a close, we once again consult our Yield Map to explore the best areas to invest in property in London right now. The map auto updates with the latest property sold prices and, offering really strong rental yields, these fou...

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