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Buying New
18 Jan 17

Thinking about moving this year? Maybe it’s time to think about buying new!

There’s a huge range of benefits to buying a new build property, from incentivised purchase schemes and energy efficiency, to the fact that you don’t need to wait for the ...


Our News
10 Tips For Making Money On Airbnb
18 Jan 17

Airbnb’s popularity is on an inexorable rise. Currently there are a staggering 31,408 London hosts cashing in on Airbnb - and 100 million users worldwide looking for accommodation that offers home comforts and favourable rates - two things larger hot...


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Major London estate agency launches an Airbnb management service. More to follow? https://t.co/mqPb45pVeD


Our News
Latest Rental Properties: The Park Lofts
11 Jan 17

After a new rental pad this year? We’ve got you covered!

We’ve just taken on 15 loft style apartments, (studios, 1 beds and 2 beds), in an exclusive development in NW1. The building itself is steeped in history, cleverly renovated to make the most...


Landlord Advice
2017 London Housing Market Outlook
10 Jan 17

What will 2017 hold for the London housing market?

We put some key questions to our resident property guru, Mark Lawrinson, plus reveal our key predictions and potential property hotspots that buyers, sellers and investors should be aware of this ...


Why Get Property Management?

#News: We're excited to announce that we've launched an @Airbnb #property #management service: Portico Host… https://t.co/5dpqHLM9GD


Maintenance Advice
Portico Handyman Now In Your Area!
10 Jan 17

Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions is to finally hang up those shelves, grout the bathroom, or even get round to painting the spare bedroom, we have some good news…

Portico Handymen are now operating in your area! Plus we’re offering a tem...

Full marks to @PorticoProp - ahead of the pack with new @Airbnb management service. https://t.co/6RHpbdEF7I https://t.co/QnGTIqcb0A


Photos From Big Screen On The Green!

Landlord Advice
Landlord Property Finance 101
29 Dec 16

Most landlords will know about standard buy-to-let mortgages, but you might not be aware of the other types of finance that can help grow or enhance a portfolio.

Karl Griggs, Director of CPC Finance, shares his property finance 101…

Buy-to-let ...


Vendor Advice
Reduced Properties & Investments
28 Dec 16

Get a glimpse into London living with our top property picks! Each listing has recently been reduced - some by £100,000 or more - so you’re guaranteed to get a great deal.

Give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing - or view all our prop...

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Top 10 Places To Buy In London In 2017
21 Dec 16

Where’s the next property hotspot in the capital?

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director of Portico London estate agents, reveals the 10 key areas tipped for house price growth next year...


1. East Croydon

Killer reason to buy or invest here:

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Vendor Advice
Property Christmas Wish List
15 Dec 16

We’re nearly at the end of 2016 and this year we’ve instructed and sold some truly beautiful properties. From old Victorian schools and converted-church mansions, to eco-homes and cottages in the City - we’ve had properties to suit a huge range of ta...

Shout out to favourite pie shop & #porticoplaces partner on #NationalPieDay https://t.co/gIjE5OptfH @batterseapie… https://t.co/SPQYA3MgtN


Leading experts go head to head at Brexit Debate

Landlord Advice
Will Buy-To-Let Bust in 2017?
15 Dec 16

Our latest data shows that sale transaction levels across London have fallen dramatically. Mark Lawrinson discusses what this means for rental yields - plus gives his tips on investing in this market.

The London borough heat map

Let’s begin by ...


Landlord Advice
Setting the Scene: After Brexit
14 Dec 16

What impact has Brexit had on the private rental sector?

Richard Blanco, London Representative for the NLA, recently discussed the panorama landlords and investors are facing now the UK has decided to leave the European Union - here's what we took...

Where’s the next #property #hotspot in the capital? Find out here -> https://t.co/yORl3jhLdd #investment #landlords https://t.co/Fh5UDH2hfg


Portico at Big Screen on the Green!

Landlord Advice
Regulatory Round-Up 2016
14 Dec 16

Are you up to date with industry regulations and legislations?

Seasoned landlord and NLA representative, Richard Blanco, recently gave a useful regulatory round-up of new legislation, including tax and mortgage changes - here's what we took away f...

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Landlord Advice
The Big Property Debate: Adapting Your Investment Strategy in 2017
8 Dec 16

How should landlords and investors reappraise their strategy in the light of Brexit and tax changes?

Richard Bowser, Editor of Property Investor News, Nicole Bremner a Commercial and Residential Developer from East Eight Group, Simon Allen from Se...


GOLD for Marketing

Landlord Advice
Interview With Pest Control Experts, Inoculand
7 Dec 16

Daniel Neves, a.k.a. “The Terminator”, is a vocational biologist and founder of Inoculand Ltd - a London-based pest control company with a dynamic approach to pests. We sat down to chat pests, property and proofing...

So, why did you decide to sta...

Portico's @marklawrinson reveals his key predictions & #property hotspots for the London #property market in 2017:… https://t.co/5RQuEaJiZZ


Our News
Countdown the 25 magical days of Christmas with us!
1 Dec 16

Join us in the countdown to Christmas with our very own interactive advent calendar!

Throughout the month of December we're giving our valued customers the chance to open 25 advent doors. Each door will reveal a new festive surprise thanks to our ...


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

Vendor Advice
Will House Prices Fall in 2017?
29 Nov 16

While the long-term effects of Stamp Duty changes and Brexit on the housing market are impossible to predict, there are some things we know for certain. Transaction volumes across London are now more than half of what they were before the 2008 crash,...

Thinking about #moving this year? Maybe it’s time to think about buying #new... https://t.co/IZKqBNQKB9 #properties… https://t.co/xNoVv1xSom


Our News
Black Friday Fixed Fees!
24 Nov 16

As part of Black Friday, we're offering a fantastic £10,000 fixed fee + VAT for homes valued at £1 million or over - potentially saving tens of thousands of pounds in estate agent fees.

How does it work?

Every property valued at £1m+ that we i...


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Landlord Advice
Autumn Statement 2016: What It Means For The Property Market
24 Nov 16

Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor. From Right to Buy schemes to the banishing of tenant fees, here are the key points relevant to landlords, tenants and the property industry:

Making housing more affordable

I...

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Maintenance Advice
10 Point Winter Property MOT
17 Nov 16

Oh the weather outside is frightful… Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration. But November is the time to think about how best to prepare your property for the colder months ahead.

Preventative maintenance is crucial for avoiding expensive repair bills...


Porters Barbers Clapham

Landlord Advice
Catch Up On Our Latest listings!
16 Nov 16

Catch up on our latest listings! From sky scraper apartments and mock-Tudor mansions, to cottages with character  – properties don't get much better than these!

Give us a call 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing, check out all of our properties for...


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Properties & Investments on the Night Tube
9 Nov 16

Every Londoner dreams of a shorter commute, so it’s no surprise we’re willing to pay a premium to live near top transport links. And with the new 24-hour Tube service now running on the Victoria, Central and Jubilee Lines, and the Northern and Piccad...


Landlord Advice
Optimise Your Property Investment in 2017
9 Nov 16

The EU referendum result has raised a myriad of questions for the private rented sector. What will happen to house prices, how is government policy going to shift and where is the economy heading?

The NLA & Portico Landlord Seminar on the 22nd Nov...


Property interiors that tenants love

Landlord Advice
What Will The Autumn Statement Mean For The Property Market?
3 Nov 16

On the 23rd November, Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will deliver his first Autumn Statement. This year’s Statement is a big deal, as it will reveal the state of the UK economy after the Brexit vote, and the reforms that will help suppo...


Our News
Portico Takes Gold!
2 Nov 16

It has already been a great year so far for Portico; we’ve expanded into east London and Essex and grown our team significantly - but our latest award really is the cherry on the top…

Last night we were awarded Large Lettings Agency of the Year at...


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Gold Estate Agent of the Year For Customer Experience!
31 Oct 16

Ensuring our customers are happy is our number one priority at Portico, so we’re over the moon to have been awarded Gold for Excellence in Customer Experience in the All Agents Awards 2016.

 And we have our wonderful customers to thank for our swa...


The Portico Experience

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Top 10 Renovation Projects For Sale
26 Oct 16

Most London properties experience healthy capital growth in the long-term, but why not fast-track the process?

Renovating for profit is one of the only ways to guarantee capital growth - which is why it has become such a popular hobby in recent ye...


Vendor Advice
Night Tube Property Hotspot: Walthamstow
20 Oct 16

Walthamstow, otherwise known as #awesomestow to its Twitterati, has a timeless appeal, boasting bags of character, the Victoria line, affordable period property and a villagey, middle-class feel.

And now thanks to the Night Tube, this pocket of ea...


Landlord Advice
The 10 Best Places For Buy-To-Let In London
20 Oct 16

In a recent poll by Simply Business, over 70% of buy-to-let investors said rental yield is more important than capital gains when making property purchase decisions.

With that in mind, we decided to use our Interactive Yield Map to find the 10 Lon...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Our News
Portico NLA London Landlord Seminar
12 Oct 16

London Landlords most talked about Seminar is back on the 22nd November 2016!

This year there is a stellar line-up hosted by Richard Blanco, NLA London Representative.

Mark Lawrinson, Portico Regional Director, will give an update on the rental...


Vendor Advice
10 Things To Consider Before Buying Property Post-Brexit
6 Oct 16

Don’t be put off by Brexit blues - here’s 10 factors you need to consider in order to make a sound property investment this year…


1. Follow infrastructure improvement

If an area is experiencing infrastructure investment, it’s likely benefit f...


Landlord Advice
Ask The Experts: Property Legal Matters
6 Oct 16

How do you divide the family home during divorce? What costs do you face if you want to give your home or your rental property to your children? How can you reduce the capital gains tax on an inherited house?

We put some key legal property questio...


Stay Fire Safe This Christmas!

Maintenance Advice
10 Interior Design Trends For Autumn Winter
27 Sep 16

With autumn in full swing, we’ve rounded up our top 10 interior design trends for the season - and included some totally on trend properties that are currently on the market.

As always, if you’re interested in arranging a viewing for any of the fe...


Our News
Gas Safety Week!
22 Sep 16

It’s Gas Safety Week - and we’re supporting the campaign to promote gas safety!

Of course it goes without saying that gas safety is important all year round, but this week is fantastic for reminding us of the importance of getting our gas applianc...


Landlord Advice
Market Update For London Landlords
22 Sep 16

Changes to stamp duty rules, the shock Brexit vote, and looming tax changes - it’s been a bumpy few months for landlords to say the least.

Doom and gloom or future boom?

But while there’s still a degree of uncertainty in the market as we’re yet...


London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015

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Must-See September Listings
21 Sep 16

We’ve searched far and wide, (well, inside the M25), to bring you the most unique, value-for-money, and generally amazing Portico property listings.

Whether you’re looking for a student digs investment, a family home near an Outstanding school, a ...


Landlord Advice
How To Be A Successful Landlord: Interview With Richard Blanco
15 Sep 16

Richard swapped a career in dancing to become a landlord, after buying his first property in Hackney in 1995. Since then, he has bought 11 more properties and made an extremely successful business from buy-to-let. How does he do it?

Read our inter...


Vendor Advice
For Sale In Chigwell: Eden Lodges
13 Sep 16

Charles Dickens described Chigwell as “the greatest place in the world”- and we know many people who would agree!

That’s why we’re extremely excited to showcase 14 new properties for sale in Chigwell, all in the exclusive new Eden Lodges developme...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

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Reduced Properties For Sale
13 Sep 16

There’s nothing more frustrating than missing out on a great deal.

So if you’re interested in one of these reduced properties for sale, get in touch as soon as possible - the property market moves very quickly!

Give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 t...


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Must-See East London Listings!
8 Sep 16

We’ve scoured east London to bring you the most must-see, value-for-money, generally wonderful property listings!

If you love one of the properties featured, give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing.


Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow, E...


Our News
5 Post-Brexit Property Questions Answered
6 Sep 16

Is now the right time to buy or sell property? Is there a future for buy-to-let?

With many prospective buyers, investors and sellers still unsure of the right move to make, we put some key questions to our resident property guru Mark Lawrinson, an...


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

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