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Tenant Advice
8 space saving tips for small homes
13 Aug 18

Living in London, you can sometimes find yourself with a lack of space and an influx of ‘stuff’. But worry not, we’ve got eight handy tricks to help you fit the furniture you need in the home you’ve got and to help you store your stuff away so neatly...


Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Forest Gate
13 Aug 18

Over the past few years, Forest Gate has proven it’s a fantastic area to invest in property, with the knowledge that Crossrail is opening here, amenities and eateries appearing at a rapid rate and close proximity to Central London. With all of these ...


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Landlord Advice
What Do The Interest Rate Changes Mean For You
7 Aug 18

Last week the Bank of England changed their base mortgage rate from 0.5% to 0.75%. Having changed at the end of last year, the adjustment comes in the wake of a stronger economic climate in the country and is predicted to not be the last change in co...


Tenant Advice
Understanding Tenant Referencing
31 Jul 18

When you’re looking to rent a new property, there are some checks it’s important for you to understand so you can make sure you hit the criteria before you start your search. If you’re renting through an estate agent like Portico then the Paralegal t...


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Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London This August
31 Jul 18

As we've moved into the height of summer, the rental yield map has shown some definite hotspots around London if you're looking for the best places to invest in property. We've taken a look at the map and picked out a variety of areas which stand out...


Tenant Advice
5 best areas in London for a village feel
25 Jul 18

Living in London gives you all the perks of being close to a city – excellent transport links and shops, amenities and eateries on your doorstep. But sometimes it’s nice to feel like home is somewhere a little quieter with more of a community feel. S...


How To Get The Best Price For Your House

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Landlord Advice
Last chance to earn on Airbnb this summer!
25 Jul 18

If you’re considering putting your home on Airbnb this summer, find out how Portico Host could help you - and for a limited time only, you could qualify to use our Special Summer Offer, valid until 31st August.

Why is now the best time to sign up?

Summ...

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Landlord Advice
5 best areas to Airbnb your home in London
25 Jul 18

Putting your property on Airbnb is something you might not have considered before, but may be a fantastic option for utilising your empty property and earning you a little extra cash at the same time. Whether you’re a landlord who usually long-term l...


Tenant Advice
5 quirky properties on the market right now
18 Jul 18

We love to find a quirky property nestled in a nook or cranny of our hometown, London, and have we found some treats for you today. If you fancy a home with an interesting story or which you'll be dying to take your friends back to, look no further! ...

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Landlord Advice
5 tips for Accidental Landlords
14 Jul 18

Becoming a landlord isn't always planned, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! Have a look at our five top tips and some advice from the experts, to make sure you're in the know before you take the plunge to become a landlord.

1. Have you cons...

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Top commuter areas in London to invest
11 Jul 18

If you’re looking for a property investment in London, why not explore the most popular commuter spots, as these are areas most often sought out by renters. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the top 10 areas which are under 30 minutes commute ...


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Tenant Advice
10 first-time buyer properties under 500,000
10 Jul 18

Looking to get on the property ladder? There's plenty of great properties out there to fit to everyone's needs and everyone's price ranges. We've gone on the hunt to find our ten top properties, ideal for first-time buyers, which are under £500,000 a...

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Landlord Advice
Why Use Portico Host Over Competitors?
26 Jun 18

There are many reasons your property could be sitting empty – whether you travel for work often, it’s currently for sale while you're living elsewhere or you’re a landlord between long-term tenants - or you could even just be going on holiday.

Short l...

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Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yield Areas In London This July
21 Jun 18

It’s slowly moving towards summer and there’s been a lot of movement on our auto-updating Yield Map, showing us the latest rental yield prices around London based on real-time sold house prices. Read on to explore areas our map has deemed a good area...


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Landlord Advice
Are you aware of the HMO Changes for Landlords coming into effect in October?
20 Jun 18

HMOs have been a hot topic for a while now, with their rules changing last in April 2017 to bring in tighter legislation in certain boroughs. 

And in October this year, further HMO changes for landlords will be brought in. The new changes will open up...

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Tenant Advice
10 tips to buying your perfect home
18 Jun 18

When it comes to buying a home, this is probably the most expensive purchase you’re ever going to make, so you definitely shouldn’t rush it or go into it half-heartedly. To help you, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 tips so read on and see if ...


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Tenant Advice
8 Best Areas to Live in London Near a Good Market
11 Jun 18

London is an incredible place to live but when you’ve first decided to move down, it’s difficult to know where the best place is to live, in order to be close to the places you’ll love. Last month we explored areas of London close to gorgeous parks a...


Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Islington
11 Jun 18

When looking for an area to invest in London, there’s several areas that have been growing and reinventing themselves lately at rapid speeds. One such area is Islington, North London.

Within easy proximity to Central London, Islington is a great pros...


Landlord Advice
Best rental yield areas in London this June
6 Jun 18

If you’re looking to invest in property this spring, you need to be aware of the latest data. Last month we pulled out Regent’s Park, Mile End, Denmark Hill and West Kensington in our May spotlight blog as areas to invest and this month we’ve saved y...


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Are you living in a celebrity neighbourhood of London?
4 Jun 18

London is home to its fair share of the rich and famous, scattered around the capital. From the sleepy towns of North London to the swanky streets of West London, read on to find out the celebrity neighbourhoods you could be living in.

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Landlord Advice
Where to buy along the Crossrail
30 May 18

It seems like forever since the £2.3 billion investment to improve the existing railway through London began but it’s finally almost time to unveil the Crossrail.

The line, which runs over 188km through London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex wil...


Tenant Advice
8 steps to decorating your new home
30 May 18

When you’ve just bought your new home, you’ll undoubtedly be extremely excited to get in, decorate and make it your own. As exciting as this time may be, it’s really important that you stop, answer some logical questions and know exactly what you wan...


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Tenant Advice
Our Portico Places offers May 2018
23 May 18

Each week we bring you our new Portico Place signups and this week we’re bringing you an extra-special treat, we’re going to round up our top deals from our existing Portico Places, just for you! So sit back, relax, and enjoy these fantastic offers a...


Landlord Advice
Is it time to move to East London?
23 May 18

If you’re trying to decide which area of London you should buy a property, maybe it’s time to look east. Whether you’re climbing onto the property ladder for the first time, you’re looking to move for those extra couple of bedrooms or you’re looking ...


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Airbnb your Home while we find you a tenant!
18 May 18
Perhaps your rental property has unexpectedly become vacant, or your circumstances have suddenly changed and you have a property sitting vacant in our beautiful London town.

The good thing during this summer period is that it is the peak time of year ...

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Vendor Advice
10 Homes Perfect For The Royal Newlyweds - Harry and Meghan!
16 May 18
This weekend is the weekend we've been waiting for - the sun is set to shine, the British flags are out around Central London and the street parties are planned! And just in time for the Royal Wedding, we've collated our top 10 property picks which w...

Tenant Advice
5 best areas to live in London near a park
8 May 18

Are you looking to move to London or elsewhere in London to try to be nearer to some green spaces? Check out some areas of London we’d recommend if you want to be close to a park. You can have the best of both worlds, with the bustle of Central Londo...


Landlord Advice
Best rental yield areas in London this May
8 May 18

It’s time to bring you your May yields fix! We’ve studied the data, priced up the options and we bring to you the best investment hotspots this month, on each side of London. Whatever type of property you’re looking to invest in, we have plenty of lo...


Where to find the best rental yields in London

Landlord Advice
Things to remember when moving home
2 May 18

Moving can be a crazily busy time. There’s loads of things to remember when you’re moving home to minimise disruption and make sure you’re up and running in your new home as soon as possible. So if you’re moving to or around London, here’s 10 handy t...


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Airbnb Listings Jump 43% in London
1 May 18

With the number of entire properties on Airbnb sitting at 22,482 right now, the popular site has seen an impressive 43% growth in the last 12 months. Although there are some definite trends around where Airbnb is already a success, there are also som...


Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Shepherds Bush
24 Apr 18

It’s time to visit the west side and one up-and-coming area that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Shepherd’s Bush, the original home of the BBC, is a well-known area of West London. After the BBC moved, it was feared the area may become forgotten b...


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Tenant Advice
10 Great First Time Buyer Properties
19 Apr 18

If 2018 is your time to get on the property ladder, there are loads of great properties on the market at the moment. But London is a big city, so if you're wondering where you should be looking to buy, here's some of our top picks in areas all around...


Portico Host
Become an Airbnb Host in 2018
17 Apr 18

Airbnb is fast becoming a staple holiday accommodation choice when we head off on our travels, but have you ever considered becoming a host yourself?

Living in one of the most sought-after cities in the world, there’s never been a better time to becom...


Tenant Advice
10 ways to make your rented property feel like home
10 Apr 18

Even if you’re just renting a property, it’s important it feels like home. There’s loads of ways you can add your own touch and make it a little more cosy without making changes to the existing flat or breaking the bank. Why not try one of our top 10...


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Landlord Advice
Best rental yield areas in London this April
10 Apr 18

It’s quickly moved into April so it’s time to consult our Yield Map once again to work out where the best places are around London to purchase a property this month, by expected yield. East London is still the strongest prospect, with both cheaper pr...


Tenant Advice
10 Biggest FAQs When Buying a Property
4 Apr 18

Thinking of buying your first property and don't know where to start? Fear not, we can help you there! From understanding the process, to who you need to pay and when, see our 10 most asked questions for people climbing onto the property ladder today...


Landlord Advice
Buy-To-Let Guide for 2018
4 Apr 18

There’s been several changes in the Buy-to-Let space in the last year, so it’s time we pulled it all together and brought you up to speed. We’ve done the research and spoken to the experts, so read on to find out everything you need to know about bei...


Tenant's Top 5 Reasons for Rejecting a Property

Landlord Advice
Best Rental Yields: By London Tube Map
28 Mar 18

Looking to buy to let in London? If you're not sure where to look, check out our handy Yield Map by Tube Station. Get the bigger picture by comparing the whole city by yield before you decide which is the best area for you. The top areas you should b...


Tenant Advice
Spotlight: Moving to Camden
26 Mar 18

Looking to move to Camden? Whether you're just moving from another area of London or you're moving in from another country, here's all the local info you need to make sure you can find your way around easily.

Transport links:

You can purchase tickets f...


Landlord Advice
Spotlight: Walthamstow
20 Mar 18

Walthamstow is fast becoming one of London’s most popular areas to live.

There’s so much going on here right now, with investment due to being 2019’s London Borough of Culture and new businesses moving in to cater for the growth in popularity. Just 20...


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