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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...

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...

How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly

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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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Who Is Responsible for Decorating Rented Property?
18 May 20

When you rent out a property or live in one, you deal with certain requirements.

The law establishes the main responsibilities of both landlords and tenants. However, questions about decoration, change of the general look of the place, or repair star...

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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...

So your property has gone under offer, but what does it all really mean. Our latest blog post will help you to dige… https://t.co/nzq8xanwU1


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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 “...

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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...


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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 friends at @OmnibusTheatre are reopening their fantastic Café/Bar for weekends from Sat 4 July. Every cup of te… https://t.co/EPSRhp4n6s


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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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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...

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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...


Portico at Big Screen on the Green!

The Landlord Maintenance Survey by @PorticoProp revealed some interesting results about top concerns for landlords… https://t.co/e6Nh0Kl4b5


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...


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London estate agent @PorticoProp has launched its new online solution for landlords who want to let their property… https://t.co/kFrGwarpaC


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 ...

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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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, ...


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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...


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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 ...

Where to find the best rental yields in London

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...


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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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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...


London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015

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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...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

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...


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

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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...


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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...


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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...


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