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Landlord Advice
New Minimum Energy Efficiency Laws for Landlords
14 Sep 17

Landlords have just over six months to ensure their rental properties meet the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

Here we’ll explain how the new MEES will work in regards to EPC ratings, the impact the rules will have on landlords, an...


Vendor Advice
Adolphus Place, New Development In Finsbury Park
12 Sep 17

London’s house-building mission is in full force, with the capital’s skyline permanently silhouetted with cranes and growing towers. But buying a new build property doesn’t have to mean high-rise living…

Adolphus Place is a brand new development, ...


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Airbnb Management: Portico Host
7 Sep 17

Portico Host: a fantastic way to free up your time and earn money until you find a tenant, sell your property or while you're on holiday!

Here's everything you need to know about our three Airbnb management packages...


How does Portico Host w...


Vendor Advice
Period Properties of the Week
30 Aug 17

From mews cottages to Grade II listed conversions, browse our pick of the most handsome period properties currently on the market in London...


1.) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Glenarm Road, Hackney, E5

£375,000 (Leasehold)

  • Victorian terrace p...

How To Get The Best Price For Your House

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Landlord Advice
New Buy-to-let Mortgage Rules
30 Aug 17

A raft of new buy-to-let mortgage rules are coming into effect at the end of September 2017. Here’s everything landlords need to know ahead of the latest buy-to-let crackdown:


What are the new buy-to-let mortgage rules?

The Bank of England, ...

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15 Properties Under 500,000
23 Aug 17

We've handpicked 15 of our favourite homes in London that are priced under £500,000 and perfect for first-time buyers, investors and those looking to put down roots in the City. Here they are in ascending price order!


1) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | ...


Our News
Things To Do This August Bank Holiday Weekend
23 Aug 17

Make the most of the long weekend with these fantastic August bank holiday weekend offers! Remember to quote Portico Places if you’re calling to make a booking - or email places@portico.com to receive your free discount card.


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Airbnb Insurance: Portico Host Cover
17 Aug 17

Airbnb could help make you thousands from letting your home temporarily. But before you sign up to become a Host, you need to ensure you’re properly protected in case things go wrong.

Here we’ll run through what Hosts are covered for - as well as ...


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Sell Your Home For Free!
17 Aug 17

Fancy yourself a bit of a property expert? Test your property knowledge with our quick, 10-question quiz!

Everyone who completes the quiz with a score of 80% or higher will be put into a prize draw. One lucky person will then win a £100 John Lewis...

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Airbnb Management: Interior Styling
17 Aug 17

Short-term Airbnb rentals mean maximum income and total flexibility, enabling you to earn money until your property sells or you find the perfect tenant, or while you’re working away / lying on a beach / staying at your partner’s house!

And now, t...

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Help To Buy: New Homes For Sale
16 Aug 17

We’ve just taken on nine stunning, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in the Clissold Quarter development, which is supported by Help to Buy - scroll to the bottom to find out more about the scheme!

If after having a peek inside the properties you’d li...


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How Long Does It Take To Sell A London Home?
10 Aug 17

Everybody wants a quick and easy property sale. Unfortunately, the time is takes to sell a home can vary greatly depending on how you sell it and who you sell it to.

According to Rightmove data for this year, the average time it takes to sell in L...

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Solstice Point, New Development In Camden
9 Aug 17

Last Few Homes Remaining At This Award-Winning Development!

Solstice Point is a unique north London development which consists of 16 apartments and penthouses, as well as an impressive underground car park. Most of the flats have already been sna...


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10 Things You Need To Know Before Using Airbnb
3 Aug 17

From stunning Ibizan villas to treehouses in Thailand, Airbnb has your holiday accommodation covered, meaning you can live like a local wherever you might be. But before you start scrolling through your options, here are 10 things you need to know be...

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Help To Buy: How To Get On The Property Ladder In London
2 Aug 17

Most of today’s young Londoners think of home ownership as an impossible dream. But is it?

From new ISAs and Help to Buy, to buying with friends and shared ownership, you no longer need an unimaginable sum of money sitting in the bank to buy prope...

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An Easy Way To Boost Your Rental Income
26 Jul 17

If you live in London, there's a very good chance your house could earn more than you do! So don’t let it sit empty - here’s a hassle-free way to make money while it’s vacant…


Use Airbnb as a stop-gap

Short-term rentals mean maximum income an...


Having Trouble Selling Your Home? This could be why...

Tenant Advice
20 Top Student Rentals in London
26 Jul 17

If you're going to be starting university, a work placement or an internship in London - the city of opportunity! - you'll need somewhere to live.

We’ve picked out 20 top student rentals in London, from studios up to 6 bedroom properties, and many...


Maintenance Advice
Portico Handyman Now In Your Area!
25 Jul 17

Portico Handymen are now operating in your area! Plus we’re offering a tempting £250 + VAT* day rate (8 hours) day rate, or a £1,100 + VAT* weekly rate (40 hours).

In other words, you can get all your big, small and niggly DIY jobs done by a Londo...


Landlord Advice
Top 10 Places For Buy-To-Let
19 Jul 17

London was recently ranked the second-best city in the world to invest in property, but which areas within the M25 offer the best rental returns?

We've used our Interactive Yield Map to uncover the current top 10 places for buy-to-let, and include...


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Our News
North London Music Academy Summer School
18 Jul 17

Summer fun for the kids is sorted! Our friends at the North London Music Academy will be holding a summer school over the holidays.

If music if your passion - like it is theirs - make a note of these all-important details:

DATES: 21st - 25th Au...


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Did someone say free ice cream?
13 Jul 17

Yes we did!

We have branded up our very own van, and are heading out on the local streets to dish out the frozen freebies.

As well as giving out deliciously creamy ice cream, we’ll be offering free instant sales, rental or Airbnb valuations in...


Vendor Advice
Recently Reduced Properties For Sale London
11 Jul 17

Looking to get on the property ladder in London or invest in buy-to-let? Take advantage of this opportunity to get your dream London home, by scrolling through our recently reduced properties for sale!

If you’re interested in any of the below prop...


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Landlord Advice
Turning a House into Flats
10 Jul 17

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 ...


Tenant Advice
5 of the Best London Restaurants for Alfresco Dining
6 Jul 17

It's finally warm enough to eat outside - so London, let’s make the most of it!

From a hidden gem under the arches near Bethnal Green station, to sun-soaked Shoreditch courtyards, here's our pick of our five favourite restaurants in the capital to...


Vendor Advice
10 London Renovation Projects For Sale
5 Jul 17

Looking for a property you can add real value to?

Here are 10 London renovation projects for sale with bags of potential. We’ve included the potential sale and rental prices after the works are complete, to give you an idea of how much you’d stand...


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10 areas tipped for house price growth
29 Jun 17

Despite Brexit and political uncertainty, house prices across the UK are forecasted to rise by over 6% over the next five years, with house prices in London set to soar by 11.8% by 2021.

According to Barclays’ latest research, this healthy house p...


Vendor Advice
How to Airbnb your home to pay for your summer holiday
29 Jun 17

Ah, summer holidays: long, lazy days spent reading books, sipping Piña Coladas and switching off.  Yes they may cost an arm and a leg, but what if we told you that your home could help pay for your trip - or at least clock up a nice bit of spending m...


Tenant Advice
Latest Rental Properties
21 Jun 17

The rental market moves fast! Have a scroll and keep up-to-date with our latest rental properties that have just come to market.

If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000.


1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | Landor Road...


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Vendor Advice
Portico's Latest Properties
21 Jun 17

Whether you’re looking to buy, invest or simply get some property inspo, check out the latest Portico properties that have got everyone talking! We’ve included hot fixer uppers with capital growth potential, first-time buyer homes for £300,000, and p...


Vendor Advice
When Will Interest Rates Rise?
21 Jun 17

The bank rate was cut last August to 0.25%, down from its already record low level of 0.5%, where it had remained for more than seven years.  

Will 2017 be the year that interest rates eventually rise? 

We recently attended the Landlord Investo...


Vendor Advice
Latest properties and investments
14 Jun 17

Kick off your home search with our latest properties and investments.

If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000. Or, if you're curious as to how much your property is currently worth for sales or rental, try our ...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Landlord Advice
10 Ways To Cut Your Tax Bill
14 Jun 17

If you want to be a successful landlord, you’ve got to be tax efficient. We ask the experts, including seasoned landlord Richard Blanco, for 10 legitimate ways to reduce your bill.


1. Expense, expense, expense

The first step in making your pr...


Tenant Advice
New Development in Camden
7 Jun 17

After a new rental property in the heart of London?

We’ve just taken on a set of stunning warehouse style apartments, (1 beds, 2 beds and 3 beds and penthouses), in an exclusive development in NW1.

The Anello Building is a new scheme of 22 loft...


Our News
5 Things To Consider Before Voting
7 Jun 17

In this blog post we will take a look at 5 things to consider before you vote in relation to the rental market, housebuilding and taxes.

But before we do, take a look at the latest UK General Election 2017 poll of polls from Britain Elects, publis...


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The Conservative Manifesto 2017
24 May 17

Last week we looked at Labour’s manifesto, which revealed Jeremy Corbyn’s bold plans ‘for the many not the few.’ Today we’ll be digesting the Conservative manifesto and Theresa May’s “plans for a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain”.

Here ar...


Vendor Advice
How much can you earn on Airbnb?
18 May 17

Londoners in their thousands are turning to Airbnb as a way to generate extra income. And despite the 90 day limit, even seasoned landlords are coming round to the fact that a combination of Airbnb and traditional tenancy will maximise their return o...


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Labour Manifesto 2017
17 May 17

With just three weeks to go until the General Election, we’ll be taking an objective look at each party’s manifesto and their plans for the country, economy and the London housing market.

Our series starts with Labour, who were first to release th...


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Spencers rebrands to Portico!
12 May 17

We’re excited to announce we’ve rebranded Spencers to Portico!

As of today, Spencers (who also trade as Phillip Leigh) will exist under the Portico name, logo and website, bringing our network of branches to 18 across north, south, east and west L...


Vendor Advice
How To Get The Best Price For Your House
5 May 17

Your property has been on the market for a few weeks and you’ve had zero viewings and zero offers…

So why isn’t your home selling?

A lot of properties we view are often vacant with no furniture. We also see properties that are cluttered, or ren...


Vendor Advice
Where to buy in Zones 3 - 4
27 Apr 17

Thanks to Crossrail and improving transport links, investors and savvy homebuyers are now looking beyond central London in favour of the capital’s outer Zones.

Our resident property expert, Mark Lawrinson, highlights the latest hotspots in Zones 3...


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