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Landlord Advice
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...


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...


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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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Landlord Advice
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...

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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...

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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:

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Landlord Advice
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...

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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...

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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 ...


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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...

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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...


Portico at Big Screen on the Green!

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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...


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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...


Property interiors that tenants love

Landlord Advice
10 Tips For New Landlords
31 Jan 18

Letting out a property can feel like a daunting task. What rules and regulations apply to you? What duties do you have to tenants? Who can you turn to for information and support? If you haven’t yet bought your buy-to-let (BTL) property, where are th...


Landlord Advice
Tenant Protection Bill
24 Jan 18

Rented accommodation unfit for human habitation is being targeted in a new Bill designed to improve housing standards and boost tenants’ rights.

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill passed its second readi...


Landlord Advice
Landlords - is it time to consider Airbnb for short-lets?
22 Jan 18

There's been a lot of press recently about the changes to Airbnb short-let rules in London, as the option has become more popular with landlords. With Airbnb short-lets offering a great accompaniment to long-term tenants, landlords can now balance th...


The Portico Experience

Landlord Advice
Tax Return Deadline
18 Jan 18

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing, according to HMRC. But for those facing the looming self-assessment deadline on January 31, it may not feel like that.

Tax returns can seem particularly daunting for landlords. Understanding what you are required to pay...


Tenant Advice
Find your new home this year
10 Jan 18

An Englishman’s home is his castle – or so the saying goes.

Home ownership has long been a great British aspiration, providing financial security.   For many, it is seen as a natural step towards a more prosperous and stable future. 

Yet is owning a ...


Vendor Advice
Primary School Guide 2018
3 Jan 18

Happy New Year!

Now the excesses of the festive season are behind us, we have heaved our ample waistlines into the office and turned our attention to what 2018 has in store. First on our agenda is an important priority for many parents at this time of...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Landlord Advice
Where To Buy In London 2018
29 Dec 17

Despite Brexit gloom and doom, multi-billion pound regeneration plans and transport upgrades are creating new property hotspots across the capital.

So if you’re planning on buying or investing in London in 2018, here are the areas to consider:


1. Tott...


Landlord Advice
London Property Market Review And 2018 Forecast
21 Dec 17

Theresa May gambled on a ‘snap’ election, Brexit negotiations have remained a top concern, and we saw the first interest rate rise in 10 years – 2017 has certainly been an eventful year for the property market. 

But despite economic and political unc...


Landlord Advice
Do I Need Planning Permission For My HMO?
13 Dec 17

If managed efficiently and fully occupied, HMO properties can be extremely lucrative investments. But they’re also subject to lots of regulation and changing legislation, and the rules surrounding planning permission can be confusing.

Here, planni...


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Tenant Advice
Top 10 Properties To Rent
6 Dec 17

If you're looking for somewhere new to live, scroll down to view our top 10 rental properties currently on the market.

One ticks all your boxes? Give us a call on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing.


1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | St James Drive, Wan...


Vendor Advice
Top 10 Properties for Sale
6 Dec 17

Picture yourself in a new home in 2018? We’ve found 10 of the most lust-worthy properties currently on the market, from dreamy starter homes from £315,000, to spacious family homes.

Scroll down to view the properties - or try our Instant Valuation too...


Landlord Advice
Lending Changes For Landlords
30 Nov 17

We recently put on a sell-out investment seminar, where a host of industry experts gathered to share their insight on some hot property topics.

One of the first experts to speak was Carla Sateriale, Senior Policy Advisor for UK Finance. Carla and ...


London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015

Landlord Advice
How To Speed Up The Conveyancing Process
29 Nov 17

Mary Monson Solicitors is a firm specialising in conveyancing for investors. They are a family firm that have been around since 1979 and they have an office on Fleet Street serving their London clients.

They’re proud to be rated by the independent...


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Portico & NLA Seminar Presentation Slides
28 Nov 17

Didn't manage to get a ticket to the Portico & NLA Seminar 2017? Well fear not, as we’ve compiled all the presentations given by each of speakers on the night.

From a PRA mortgage update and analysis, to a housing market forecast and an insightful...


Maintenance Advice
London Handyman Offer
28 Nov 17

Feeling fed up with those problem jobs around the house that never seem to get done?

Our friendly London Handymen can get your home in tip top condition in time for festive visitors! Plus, we currently have some special offers running:

  • New k...

Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

Landlord Advice
What The Budget Means For The Property Market
23 Nov 17

Phillip Hammond has unveiled the Government’s latest economic plan for our country, in what is being considered a bold pitch to millennials. 

From axing stamp duty to council tax premiums and Help to Buy, here are the key points that first-time bu...


Vendor Advice
Black Friday Deals
23 Nov 17

It’s not just shops up and down the country that are braced for Black Friday tomorrow! If you’re planning on buying your first property or moving home in 2018, scroll down to view some fantastic, recently reduced properties.

If you’re interested i...


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Furniture 4Lets
15 Nov 17

Need furniture or appliances for your rental property?

Furniture 4Lets provides high-quality, low-cost furnishing solutions for landlords, homeowners and tenants, from beds and mattresses, to sofas and kitchen appliances.

Better still, they off...


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