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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...


How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly

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Vendor Advice
Can I Move House And Keep The Same Mortgage?
14 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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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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Vendor Advice
Save on property for sale in South London
7 Sep 20

We've taken a look at property that could see you save on Stamp Duty* in the North, East and West; so now its time to turn our attention to the South. If the South is where you could see yourself living then take a scroll through the properties below...

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Best Yields in London This September
4 Sep 20

The Indian Summer is upon us, with temperatures set to reach 28 degrees by Monday it looks like we are getting one final hot weekend in this particularly unusual summer. In reference to the hotting up of the weather, we have turned our attention to c...

Use our online tool to find out the value of your property in 60 seconds! https://t.co/XshGQAsBhq #property… https://t.co/jxVG8DYyIz


Landlord Advice
Tenant Eviction Ban Extended By 4 Weeks - What This Means For Landlords And Tenants
1 Sep 20

When the Coronavirus lockdown began in March, the government introduced a ban on evicting tenants for an initial period of three months. The ban was intended to protect tenants who had suffered income loss as a result of the pandemic. This initiative...


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Properties For Sale In North London
24 Aug 20

If you're interested in taking advantage of the stamp duty break in North London, then take a look at the list of properties we've compiled below.


1) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | St. John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V

£450,000 (Leasehold)

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Vendor Advice
How COVID-19 is Altering the Way We Invest in Property
22 Aug 20

The property market evolving is nothing new, the pandemic just poses new circumstances for us to adjust to. 

The truth of the matter is that over the years, buildings have been repurposed to meet demand. Yesteryear's dockland warehouses became luxury ...


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Sales Market Activity And Up And Coming Areas In London
21 Aug 20

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property purchase price, there were predictions of a boom in property sales and a sudden surge in enquiries. But, well before that announcement, London had seen its...

First-time buyers check out these properties South of the river that will help you save on stamp duty!… https://t.co/LvTGm3mwlM


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House Price Rises and Up And Coming Areas In London
14 Aug 20

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property purchase price, there were predictions of a boom in property sales and a sudden surge in enquiries. But, well before that announcement, London had seen its...


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Why You Should Be Looking To Buy In East London
10 Aug 20

Last time we took a look at properties in West London, this week we turn our attention to properties in East London that you could save on stamp duty costs when purchasing. 

If you're interested in any of the properties below, contact one of our offic...

Time for a change? Looking for a new area to live in London? Check out our properties currently available here >… https://t.co/WuMeXeKCsQ


Landlord Advice
Capital Gains Tax On Second Home Changes
6 Aug 20

How will a CGT overhaul affect Landlords and the housing market?

If you own an investment property, you're very probably aware that the Chancellor just asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to take a look at how Capital Gains Tax (CGT) current...

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Vendor Advice
MAKE A SAVING DURING THE STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY
22 Jul 20

After Boris made the announcement of the stamp duty holiday we've noticed a surge in interest so we thought we'd make it easy for you and compile a list of our top properties where you could pay absolutely no stamp duty* . We've focused our attention...

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Tenant Advice
Renting Costs And Knowing What To Expect
8 Jul 20

Whether you’re a veteran renter or a complete newbie, finding a new place to hang your hat can seem daunting. With rent and a deposit to pay, your bank balance might feel unusually stretched come moving time. But there is a way to avoid that sinking ...


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What Do I Have To Leave When I Sell My House?
7 Jul 20

It’s a question we hear time and time again from sellers, “What do I have to leave when I sell my house?”

When selling your property, it can be challenging trying to decide what you should and should not leave behind for the new owner. There are no l...

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What does under offer mean? A glossary of buying and selling terms
29 Jun 20

The property market is full of jargon that may be unfamiliar to many buyers and sellers. Here’s a useful glossary to help you understand important buying and selling terms.

  • Advance – money provided by a lender to a buyer to secure a property.
  • Annual Pe...

Landlord Advice
Rent a Room Scheme: How It Works and Tax Rules
4 Jun 20
Renting out a room in your flat has its advantages. On the social side, having someone there to hang out with, cook with and share experiences with can help counteract feelings of isolation and make your daily life more enjoyable. On the financial si...

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Navigating the London Property Market in 2020
28 May 20

With the lockdown extended (for now) and property sales in many parts of the UK on-hold, lots of us have questions. When will conveyancers and agents reopen their offices? When will viewings start again, so surveyors can go back to work and people ca...


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Landlord Advice
Covid-19 Changes To Lettings Legislation
22 May 20

The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown has upended rules and regulations in every aspect of our lives - and letting legislation is no exception. The government has made several temporary changes to the laws and guidance that govern the priv...


Landlord Advice
When Does A UK Tenancy Agreement Become Legally Binding?
29 Apr 20

Like any legal contract, an assured shorthold tenancy agreement becomes legally binding as soon as all parties – the landlord, tenant and guarantor (if applicable) – sign the document. A legally binding UK tenancy agreement is enforceable through the...


Landlord Advice
How Smart Tech Can Help Landlords
27 Apr 20

Technology has revolutionised how we live our lives. From home computers to smart appliances, most homes have multiple tech devices. They save us money, time, reduce energy usage, and make modern life a whole lot easier than it was 50 years ago. Smar...


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How Coronavirus Could Impact The Property Market
2 Apr 20

In recent months, the London property market has seen a lot of growth. With the general election results in December 2019 providing more political certainty, the market built up momentum and saw a rise in property prices in what has been coined the “...


Vendor Advice
Home Renovation Ideas To Add Value And Appeal
18 Mar 20

Renovating your property, whether you’re a homeowner or landlord, can add value to your property and even boost its appeal for tenants and buyers. It’s important to be aware of what prospective buyers and tenants are looking for and are willing to pa...


Landlord Advice
Budget 2020: What it Means For Landlords and The Property Market
12 Mar 20

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, who was appointed only a month ago, delivered the first Budget in over a year on 11th March.

While the coronavirus was the primary theme, with the Chancellor vowing to pump billions into the economy to com...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

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Short Stay Show 2020
10 Mar 20

Don't miss out on your chance to once again attend the Short Stay Show at the ExCel, London. Back by popular demand and doubled in size.

Read on to find out why you should attend and how you can get your hands on free tickets to the show!


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Landlord Advice
Survey Reveals Top Concerns Among UK Landlords
5 Mar 20

With Brexit now taking a back seat, private rental prices are rising, and demand is expected to continue to grow as the economy strengthens. Reports are predicting a rise of 10% in rental prices by 2024, with house prices forecast to rise by an avera...


Landlord Advice
Turning a House into Flats
24 Feb 20

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 star...


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Spicer Hall - Property of The Week
19 Feb 20

You may have previously seen Spicer Hall listed with us for rent, but now this award-winning home is on the market with Portico for you to own almost exactly as you see it - that's right, the owner is leaving items of furniture in the home so it is r...


Landlord Advice
Renting Out a Property for the First Time: Everything You Need to Know
18 Feb 20
Thinking about letting a flat or house? Despite tougher tax and legislative changes, demand for short and long term rentals is continuing to increase and has more than doubled since 2001.  While the prospect of maximising your property investment is ...

Tenant Advice
Latitude House - Property of The Month
11 Feb 20

We are delighted to present not one, but two stunning apartments available to rent within this luxurious modern building just moments from Regents Park and across from the incredible London Zoo. Latitude House sits within Zone Two, just a stone's thr...


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Landlord Advice
How Is Rental Yield Calculated?
10 Feb 20

Rental yield is one of the most important areas to consider when looking to buy a property and let it out. This calculation helps landlords determine if a property is a good investment. No matter whether you’re a new landlord, an accidental landlord ...


Vendor Advice
How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly
5 Feb 20

The weather is a little grey and miserable – and for hopeful sellers and landlords, winter’s cold can lead to a corresponding chill in leads. Fortunately, there are some tried and true methods for avoiding void periods, particularly during the winter...


Market News
Brexit Property Prices Mortgage Rates & More
30 Jan 20

You’ve heard the news: Brexit will soon be a reality. After 11pm on 31 January 2020, the UK will no longer be counted as part of the European Union. But, what does Brexit mean for you? Will mortgage rates go up after Brexit? What about Brexit propert...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

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Airbnb Management London Liverpool & Manchester
22 Jan 20
At Portico Host we understand that your home is your most precious asset. That’s why we only accept guests who’ll look after it the way you would. We work tirelessly on guest vetting, provide a superior Airbnb insurance cover, and regularly check the...

Landlord Advice
15 Things Buy-to-Let Landlords Need To Know For 2020
15 Jan 20

There’s some important things landlords should be aware going into 2020, from rent and rental yield forecasts to mortgage rates, licensing and landlord legislation. And while 2020 may still be a challenging one for landlords in some respects, many ar...


Tenant Advice
Sample Notice Letter to Landlord for Moving Out
9 Jan 20

Ending your tenancy can be tricky, depending on the end results you desire. But nevertheless, there is a right and a wrong way to leave a property.

The wrong one is to abandon the apartment/house without giving your landlord notice. Needless to say, ...


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

Vendor Advice
London Property For Sale
18 Dec 19

Another year over. And a new one just begun!

Thinking of buying a home or investing in buy-to-let in 2020? The new year is prime time for home searches, and we are definitely starting to see an uptick in new listings post election. There are also som...


Vendor Advice
Where to buy property in London in 2020
16 Dec 19

London has long been considered a great place to invest in property.

While house prices have remained relatively flat over the last couple of years, wage growth has increased in the capital, making it around 10% cheaper to buy a property, opening up ...

Market News
London Property Market Report and Forecast
16 Dec 19

Vatche Cherchian, Portico’s Regional Director, gives us a thorough and interesting update on the London property market, from revealing what’s really going on with London house prices and transactional volumes, to highlighting up-and-coming property ...


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