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Top Lettings And Sales Properties With Fab Gardens
9 Apr 21

It’s no secret by now that the conditions of the pandemic have created massive shifts in the market, including significant changes in trends and preferences. Not surprisingly, in the midst of a seemingly endless lockdown, people all over the country ...

Landlord Advice
Tenants Returning To Central London Locations
1 Apr 21

It has been estimated by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) that approximately 700,000 people fled the capital in 2020 and early 2021, as the industries that employed them shut down as a result of the pandemic. Many returned to thei...

How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly

Looking to buy a home in London? Here are the areas where Ed Lugg, Sales Manager at @PorticoProp, predicts house pr…

Landlord Advice
EWS1 - Updated Cladding Guidance
24 Mar 21

Thousands upon thousands of flat owners are currently unable to sell due to an ongoing cladding scandal. However this issue could finally be resolved for some, thanks to a long-anticipated update to the guidelines.

New cladding guidance issued by the ...

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Get 50% off Portico Host sign up costs until Easter
18 Mar 21

To assist anyone wishing to get into the Airbnb market in time for the anticipated summer boom, we have launched a Portico Host special offer!

We are offering people that sign up to our Airbnb Management Services 50% off sign-up costs until Easter. Th...


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Vendor Advice
The Best Renovations To Increase Property Value (And The Worst)
18 Mar 21

While your primary motivator when renovating may be to improve the living space for yourself or to create more space, many improvements can also considerably boost the value of your home. That being said, no two home improvements are the same when it...

Portico Host
The Latest on Airbnb & COVID - A Boom Expected
9 Mar 21

Before the words regarding the roadmap out of lockdown even finished leaving Boris Johnson’s lips, Brits were online booking up a storm for a much needed getaway. Bookings for holiday lets, Airbnbs and hotels surged as the update was delivered, with ...

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Market News
Summary Of The 2021 Budget and What It Means For The Property Sector
4 Mar 21

The UK’s financial stability has historically mirrored the health of the housing market sector. In the wake of Covid-19 when lockdowns first ensued, the market briefly all but froze. But as a result of the stamp duty holiday and various other economi...

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Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yields in London Quarter 1
25 Feb 21

2020 was a difficult year for landlords, but the Government’s recent announcement of the road out of lockdown signals the promise of improved economic conditions. That should have a positive impact on the property market and a better outlook for inve...

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March Voted The Best Month To Put Your Property on the Market
18 Feb 21

According to research, March is the best month to put your property on the market in the UK if you want to sell quickly and for the best price - and this March is no exception. Lockdown conditions and work and lifestyle changes have been inspiring pe...

If you're looking for cost effective tradesmen then look no further than the Portico Handyman team. Find out more h…

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Leasehold Property Reform in England and Wales - What Does It Mean For You?
11 Feb 21

Millions of homeowners are set to potentially save themselves thousands of pounds by freeing themselves from expensive ground rents, thanks to new leasehold reforms that the government has described as one of the biggest property law changes in 40 ye...

Tenant Advice
Low-deposit Mortgages Return After Covid Slump
5 Feb 21

If you’re a first-time buyer or struggling to get a mortgage, there was some good news in January. The number of mortgage products requiring a 10 percent deposit has made a strong return since the low point in summer 2020.

Back then, there were just ...

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Is Now The Time To Remortgage?
28 Jan 21

Are you considering a remortgage? Maybe you hope to reduce your outgoings or raise funds to improve your home. Interest rates have been low for some time now, so is this the time to make your application and save yourself some real money?

Before you ...

If, like us, you're finding you are reading much more with lockdown 3, why not take a look at our blog >>…

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Can You Still Beat The Stamp Duty Deadline?
21 Jan 21

The Stamp Duty Holiday deadline is fast approaching, and as it does, sellers, buyers and property professionals are scrambling to get their transactions over the line before 31st March 2021. In order to avoid paying Stamp Duty at a higher rate, trans...

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With the tax deadline fast approaching we've got some advice for landlords looking to do their tax return…

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What Does England's Third Lockdown Mean For The Property Market?
20 Jan 21

The country’s third lockdown in less than twelve months is set to last until at least the middle of February, although the situation is under regular review. However, unlike the first lockdown in March, which effectively brought the property market t...

New Year, New Valuation? Have you check the value for your property in 2021? Use our online tool to get a valuation…

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Interior Trends for 2021
14 Jan 21

After a year that had most rethink their way of life, interior trends are certainly echoing a shift in needs and priorities into 2021. For many in the UK and beyond, this coming year appears to be shaping up to be much like the last - hunkering down ...

Where to buy in London in 2021. We've done all the work for you and compiled a list of London hotspots >>…

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For Sale In January
13 Jan 21

We might be in lockdown 3 but the property market is still moving and there are plenty of deals to be had in 2021, find yourself a chain free property and you may even miss paying stamp duty on your first home. Whether you're looking to get on the pr...

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

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Property Market Forecast & Review
6 Jan 21

2020 was certainly an interesting year. We had the pandemic, national lockdowns, restrictions on property viewings, low interest rates, a stamp duty holiday and the end of Brexit. A year to remember, but for many of the wrong reasons. So, against thi...

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Where to buy property in London in 2021
30 Dec 20

At this time of year, landlords and property investors are looking hard at the prospects for 2021. We often get asked about the next property hotspots and where to buy property in London.

Traditionally, this would have been a time for upbeat forecast...

Landlord Advice
Landlords' Self-assessment Tax Returns: Advice
24 Dec 20

It might be Christmas Eve, but that doesn't change the deadline to complete your tax returns. If you have income from a rental property, you’re liable to pay self-assessment income tax —and on 31st January 2021 you need to have filed your annual tax ...

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New Portico Sales Package
16 Dec 20

The pandemic has seen the housing market go through a roller coaster ride, with an initial slowdown as viewings ceased during the March lockdown, followed by a mini-boom triggered in part by the Chancellor’s initiative of a Stamp Duty holiday. By the...

Local News
Spotlight on Redbridge: Market Insights
10 Dec 20

If you’re looking for a home in a neighbourhood that offers a good quality of life, Redbridge on the Eastern fringes of London could be a good choice.

In a recent survey by the Office of National Statistics, Redbridge came top of all London boroughs ...

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Enjoy Rent Guarantee With Our New Concierge Lettings Package
3 Dec 20

As the economic effects of the pandemic continue to bite, landlords face uncertainty about the risk of rent arrears. However, our newly packaged Concierge lettings package will reduce this risk with a free 12 month rent guarantee courtesy of Goodlord...

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Market News
Green Homes Grant: How Can Homeowners And Landlords Benefit
26 Nov 20

The Green Homes Grant scheme is a £2billion fund to help homeowners pay for improvements that will reduce demand for energy, such as wall, loft and floor insulation, double glazing and low-carbon heating equipment like heat pumps.

However, since the ...

Landlord Advice
NRLA & Portico Webinar 2020
25 Nov 20

Yes, that's right, we are back! Sadly not coming to you from the Institute of Directors, where we would normally expect to see you all fill the beautiful rooms. But, the show must go on and for 2020 that means in the form of a webinar.

After the NLA ...

Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yields In London For November
20 Nov 20

As the year draws to a close, we consult our Yield Map to explore the best areas to invest in property in London right now. The map auto-updates with the latest property sold prices and, offering really strong rental yields, these four areas are just...

Where to find the best rental yields in London

Tenant Advice
How Will the Prime Minister's Plan to Offer 95% Mortgages Work?
18 Nov 20

It was a significant announcement and one that has potentially seismic consequences for prospective first-time home buyers and a broad range of people in the property and financial industries.

Recently, The Telegraph broke an exclusive interview with...

Vendor Advice
Black Friday Deal
17 Nov 20

It's not just the shops that are slashing their prices for this Black Friday, Portico Finance is offering a deal that is going to be hard to refuse. For just one month we are removing our broker fees, saving you £399.

If like many after the stamp dut...

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Chancellor Urged To Extend The Stamp Duty Holiday
12 Nov 20

The Government’s Stamp Duty holiday, which is due to run until the end of March 2021, has driven demand in the housing market with property transactions increasing by 27 percent between July and September.

However, the demand has also impacted lender...

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Buy in Leyton for under 500,000
11 Nov 20

With the Stamp Duty Holiday currently set to end on March 31st and there yet to be an extension, now is the time to ramp up your hunt if you're interested in getting on the property ladder or moving to a new area in London. Lockdown 2.0 allows agents...

Landlord Advice
Avoiding Voids: How Landlords Can Utilise The Growing Airbnb Market In Chigwell And Woodford
5 Nov 20

With Christmas fast approaching, people traditionally think of the winter holiday season. It’s different this year of course with a 4-week national lockdown currently in place. But, assuming the restrictions are lifted at the beginning of December, p...

Vendor Advice
The Home Best Upgrades To Increase Rent Or Home Value
29 Oct 20

You’re about to sell your property or find a new tenant if you’re a landlord. Before you do, have you considered how you could get better value from your property by making a few simple upgrades?

You don’t have to plan a massive capital project that ...

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Best Yields in London This October
28 Oct 20

As we approach the end of the month, Halloween is just around the corner and although trick or treating may be off the cards for you this year, it hasn't stopped people getting creative with the fronts of their houses. We've seen some spooky sights a...

Tenant Advice
The Best London Parks To Rent Near This Autumn
21 Oct 20
With shades of red, orange and gold lining the streets of London and the crunch of leaves underfoot, walking around the capital in the midst of autumn is particularly magical. But while there are many beautiful sights to take in, it’s the capital’s p...

Vendor Advice
Leasehold, Freehold, Share Of Freehold Explained
15 Oct 20

If you’re thinking about buying a new home and you hear the terms leasehold, freehold, share of freehold, what’s your next move? Reach for the dictionary, call a lawyer or just assume you know what you’re letting yourself in for?

We’d like to explain ...

Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

Market News
Renters Flocking To Hammersmith And Fulham
8 Oct 20

The London rental scene is changing as the pandemic is transforming the market. While more and more people are choosing to rent, certain areas of the capital are seeing a big increase in demand.

And, leading the charge are Hammersmith and Fulham wher...

Vendor Advice
Can I Move House And Keep The Same Mortgage?
30 Sep 20

If you’ve got a mortgage with a low interest rate, and a manageable monthly repayment, you are probably wondering, “Can I move house and keep the same mortgage?”. The short answer is yes, in some cases it is possible to take your mortgage with you wh...

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Changes to Shared Ownership Scheme For First-time Buyers
24 Sep 20

Shared Ownership is part of the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ programme. This scheme aims to help buyers who cannot afford the mortgage on 100 percent of an existing or new-build home. Shared Ownership is available to people with an income less than £80...

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

Tenant Advice
The Park Lofts: Your Next Rental Property
23 Sep 20

Looking for a swanky new rental pad? We’ve got you covered!

Our Camden office has just taken on a range of one and two bedroom loft-style apartments, in an exclusive development in NW1. The building itself is steeped in history, cleverly renovated to ...

Market News
Property Finance and Mortgage Update for First-time Buyers, Homeowners and Landlords
17 Sep 20

The pandemic has had a major impact on the availability of funds for buying homes, largely as a result of caution on the part of lenders. The number of mortgage products on the market fell dramatically as lockdown hit, but thankfully has begun to ret...

Vendor Advice
The True Cost of Buying a Property in London
9 Sep 20

Living in shared rental accommodation can be pretty hard work at the best of times, but the recent lockdown and the surge in working from home has made it even more of a challenge. If you’re getting fed up with the noise and disruption of trying to w...

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