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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...


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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...


Portico Host
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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For rent with @PorticoProp is a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment on the 9th floor of one of the most sought-after bui… https://t.co/XWMDdMFYJc


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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...


Vendor Advice
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...


How To Get The Best Price For Your House

One week until the NLA & Portico Seminar being held on the 20th of November. Don't miss out on a regulatory updat… https://t.co/LnLO2fD9HX


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas This October In London
22 Oct 19

As we prepare for the clocks to change this weekend and the days to become shorter, we take a look at our Yield Map once more to see some areas that may be of interest for you.  

We have picked out four areas offering strong rental yields, these areas...


Vendor Advice
A new buy-to-let refurbishment mortgage and the benefits of renovate to rent
14 Oct 19

Landlords have seen numerous changes in the past couple of years, involving the stamp duty surcharge, less tax relief, and stricter stress-testing from lenders. As a result, landlords need to find ways to adapt to the tough market conditions. Refurbi...


Photos From Big Screen On The Green!

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Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools: Complete List and House Price Guide 2019
7 Oct 19

If you’re a parent with young children, it’s likely you keep a close eye on the Ofsted ratings. Schools rated as ‘outstanding’, the highest Ofsted grade, are highly sought after, and homes near these top-rated schools usually come at a premium.

And ou...


Landlord Advice
Portico NLA London Landlord Seminar 2019
2 Oct 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...


More Ticket Winners Announced!

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Landlord Advice
Transferring Ownership of Property from Parent to Child: How to get CGT and IHT Relief
2 Oct 19

Passing property to loved ones can be tricky, especially if you own multiple properties or buy-to-let properties. By taking the appropriate steps and planning for the future, you can not only mitigate your capital gains tax (CGT) but inheritance tax ...

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National Landlord Investment Show - Manchester
1 Oct 19

Join us on the 8th of October at the National Landlord Investment Show in Manchester. The show is returning for the 6th consecutive year and will once again be held at the Old Trafford; with over 60 exhibitors, 20 seminars to attend and free tickets ...


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Spotlight on Highbury
25 Sep 19

Curious about houses for sale in Highbury, or thinking about making this sought-after neighbourhood your home?

Highbury, in its central Zone 2 London location, is always going to be a place where people want to live and invest, but with property price...

We're really looking forward to the National LIS Awards this year! They will be taking place at Grosvenor House Hot… https://t.co/bB5Ya2dCDJ


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Best Rental Yield Areas This September In London
18 Sep 19
As we prepare for the last official weekend of summer, it feels as if the season is hanging in there and going to give those based in London one final high. Unlike the seasons, we've taken a look at the areas on our yield map that have been showing c...

Have you thought about investing in #buytolet refurbishment projects? Read @PorticoProp’s article to look at the be… https://t.co/GB4HMnhivS


Landlord Advice
Section 21 Evictions Being Scrapped - The Latest Plans Landlords Need to Know
17 Sep 19

This April Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced planned changes to the rental sector. The changes include the scrapping of section 21 notices which we looked at back in April here, these actions were approved by Theresa May with the aim of p...


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Top Homes For Sale In The South
11 Sep 19

From jaw-dropping views to perfect first-time homes, we've compiled a list of our favourite homes currently on the market with us.

If you are interested in getting a valuation try our instant valuation tool or drop us an email ourservices@portico.com

T...

Top homes for sale in the South 🏠 From jaw-dropping views to perfect first-time homes, @PorticoProp have compiled… https://t.co/EZx5YCrCJN


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How Labour & Corbyn Could Affect The UK Property Market
10 Sep 19

The upcoming election will be a choice between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister. But what would a British Government led by Jeremy Corbyn mean for the UK property market?

In a Labour-commissioned report entitled ‘Land for the Many’ pu...


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Landlord Advice
Furnished or Unfurnished? Strategies for Presenting Rental Properties
5 Sep 19

It’s one of the most common questions we hear from landlords: “Should I present my rental property furnished or unfurnished?” As it turns out, there’s no single answer. So, what to do when you’re letting your property and you’d like to attract reliab...

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Parliament Suspended for September: Property Market Update
29 Aug 19

On Wednesday the Queen approved new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament for almost five weeks ahead of Brexit.

The pound has fallen sharply as a result, though EU officials have stated that this unexpected move may reduce the ...


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Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas This August In London
21 Aug 19

As we gear ourselves up for the bank holiday and impending heatwave for the last week of August. We've consulted our Yield Map again this month to give you the most up-to-date rental yield data in London. Whether you're looking to invest in the North...


Landlord Advice
Is Your Property Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, or Another Era
20 Aug 19

If you are wondering, 'How old is my house?' or ‘What era is my house?’ we are here to help!

Here we’ll go through the most common era properties – plus we’ll explain how to work out how old your home is, learn more about its history and discover more...


Landlord Advice
Landlords: Should You Incorporate or Form an LLC? 2019 Updates
14 Aug 19

Incorporation, or the act of forming a new corporation has become quite a trend for landlords, and for a very good reason. But is it right for you?

Here we’ll look at how many UK landlords are now buying property under company name, explain both the ...


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Best Yields for Short-Term Lets are found in Liverpool
13 Aug 19

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

Airbnb hosts in Fairfield can expect to achieve a ...


Landlord Advice
Renovation Property for Sale
7 Aug 19

Are you looking for a property with potential? Or a renovation property for sale?

Property renovation is hugely popular in Britain. Thousands of homebuyers are searching for ‘fixer upper’ properties, so that their money stretches as far as possible an...


Landlord Advice
Portico Portfolio
29 Jul 19

Landlords, investors, we have some exciting news for you! We have just launched a new service, Portico Portfolio. This service will allow landlords to invest smartly in high yield properties in a tax-efficient company structure.

We'll use our letting...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

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How Boris Johnson Will Affect The Property Market & PRS
24 Jul 19

Boris Johnson has replaced Theresa May as Britain’s Prime Minister, with barely three months to go until Brexit. The appointed PM will have a huge impact on the outcome of Brexit, as well as the housing market, the fate of Britain’s landlords, and th...


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Mortgages By Portico Finance
22 Jul 19

Choosing the right mortgage provider can be a confusing and intimidating process, especially for first-time buyers or landlords facing tougher lending rules.

That’s why we decided to bring the process in-house and launch Portico Finance, an FCA appro...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas This July In London
19 Jul 19

As we near the end of the month and some extra sizzling temperatures hit the capital once again we turn out attention to the yield map and take a look at the areas to invest. We select new areas from North, South, East and West each month but you can...


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Landlord Advice
Spotlight on Chigwell
16 Jul 19

Famed for its incredible architecture and historic figures, Chigwell is among the best areas in Essex to live. Dickens himself described it as “the greatest place in the world.” While it’s far less out of the way than it was in Dickensian days, Chigw...


Landlord Advice
Airbnb Mortgage Rules: What You Need to Know
11 Jul 19

Ever since the introduction of Airbnb, the short-term rental market has exploded. Over the last year, a staggering 11.1 million people in the UK have used Airbnb to travel to other parts of the UK, or abroad, generating £3.5 billion in economic activ...


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Big Screen On The Green With Portico
10 Jul 19

Big Screen on the Green is back - and we can't wait to be part of it for another year! 

If it's not in your diary yet, make room for it as it’s going to be the event of the summer. With what is sure to be an electric weekend of Wimbledon Finals, with ...


London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015

Landlord Advice
Top Five Things to Know About Airbnb
4 Jul 19

Wimbledon has started and finally the sun is shining which sparks the influx of international and domestic visitors to London. If you’re going away for the summer or suddenly have a property vacant, this is the peak period to get those Airbnb guests...


Vendor Advice
Property of the Month: Leyton
3 Jul 19

Searching for your next home? Our favourite property this month takes us East, to Upper Leytonstone, an area that's popularity continues to grow as many more move out of London in search for some extra space at half the cost.  

For sale is this superb...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas This June In London
28 Jun 19

We have taken a look at our yield map to see the hot spots for investment in London from June. 

As with every month, we have picked out four areas of interest, but you can also check out the map for yourself here. 


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Camden Town 3.7%

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Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Woodford
26 Jun 19

With Epping Forest a stones’ throw away, ample green space, and tonnes of character, Woodford offers a quiet respite from the busyness of central London – yet for commuters, it’s a short 10 miles back into the heart of the city. Great schools are one...


Tenant Advice
Property of the Week: Camden
24 Jun 19

It was one of the hippest spots to live during the nineties and twenty years later not too much has changed, with many still flocking to have their own slice of NW1. Camden is not only known for its nightlife and celeb spotting but also its mouth-wat...


Landlord Advice
The Booming Liverpool Airbnb Market: Statistics and Predictions
18 Jun 19

The short-term rental market is booming in Britain, with an estimated 67,312 active rental properties in the capital alone, available to visitors via sites like Airbnb. And interestingly, it’s not just those with a spare room who are cashing in...

Two...


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

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Insight Into The Private Rental Sector
5 Jun 19

The private rental sector (PRS) is in a state of constant flux – so it’s really important that landlords are clued up on the market for the best possible chance of success.

With that in mind, now seems like a good time to revisit the official English ...


Landlord Advice
The Complete Guide For Buy-To-Let Landlords
4 Jun 19

Landlords have had to deal with a barrage of changes over the last few years, and, unfortunately, 2019 is no different.

As of the new tax year, (6th April 2019), landlords’ tax bills have changed, mortgage interest tax relief is being phased down, and...


Portico Host
Earn On Airbnb This Summer
30 May 19

If you’re considering putting your home on Airbnb this summer, find out how Portico Host could help you in London, Liverpool and Manchester. Plus take advantage of our £150 refer a friend offer to bag yourself some extra spending money! Read on for d...


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