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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...

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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

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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...


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...

Looking for a refurb project? Check out this three bed home near Loughborough Junction >> https://t.co/mTwp5dYiqU… https://t.co/247xTp5sTQ


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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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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...


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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...

We've selected our six favourite homes currently on the market with us in South London. Check them out here >… https://t.co/Mi0XcLjysc


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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 ...

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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...


Leading experts go head to head at Brexit Debate

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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...

The judging is over and the #Shortlist for the UK's most prestigious awards programme for estate and letting agents… https://t.co/YrhEHYshhG


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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...


Portico at Big Screen on the Green!

Catch us in Manchester in just one month as the @LandlordInShow on the 8th of October held at Old Trafford.… https://t.co/L8crArCssa


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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...

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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...


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...

To furnish or not to furnish your rental home? We take a look at the pros and cons to both and see what tenants r… https://t.co/pZuEwlRl1d


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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 ...


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...


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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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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...


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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...


Vendor Advice
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 ...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

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...


Vendor Advice
10 Homes For Sales Under 500,000
29 May 19

We've selected our top 10 properties currently on the market for under £500,000 in London. Whether you're a first-time buyer, looking to invest in London or searching for somewhere new to lay your roots we may have the property for you. 

The propertie...


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Landlord Advice
Tax and Theresa
24 May 19

We're now a month or so into the new tax year and we thought a quick update on the latest tax rules affecting landlords might be handy.  We also ask the question, following the big news today about the exit of Theresa May, of whether there could be a...


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Exclusive Investment Opportunity
20 May 19

Having been named the hippest area to live in the UK by Travel Supermarket, it's no surprise investment has been pouring in for development in the area. But it's not just the trendy vibe that investors are flocking to the area for, it's the high yiel...


Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London For May
9 May 19

We've taken to our yield map to bring you a sample of what is available to you out there! Looking in four different directions in London we present our top yields for May. Whether you're looking for a house or a flat to invest in, we have plenty of l...


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PORTICO'S NEW HQ
8 May 19

That's right we have moved offices! 

We are occupying a new area of London, you will now find our Head Office in London Bridge!

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Here are some useful things to know about our new work space!

1. The Hop Exchange

The new building we have moved into is stee...


Vendor Advice
Sell Your House For Free
8 May 19

You may have registered with us as a buyer this year, but you also could be looking to sell this summer!

For the next few months we will be selecting one lucky winner every month from May until August and giving them the chance to sell their house fo...


Tenant Advice
Hot Property In Islington
7 May 19

This fashionable North London borough has been much talked about over the last several years, seeing new restaurants, bars and retail come to the area causing it to flourish. Islington is very well connected, with the Overground, Underground and prof...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

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Our Top Five Tips for Buy to Let
2 May 19

It's no secret that to make money with property these days, you need to be armed with as much knowledge as possible!

Here are our top five things to consider when thinking about investing in a buy to let property.   


1. Understand the market, at street...


Landlord Advice
Maximising your Rental Profits
25 Apr 19

The potential for income in lettings is well documented. But in a crowd of advertisements on Rightmove and Airbnb, what does it take to maximise your income? Maximising your rental return hinges on attracting the right tenants, whether you’re searchi...


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 ...


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

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Property of the Month: Imperial Heights
16 Apr 19

A brand new luxury development occupying a commanding position on the corner of Manor Road and Hainault Road, is currently on the market with us. Imperial Heights offers a choice of one, two and three bedroom leasehold apartments. The apartments are ...


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...


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...


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