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London Handyman Offer
28 Nov 17

Feeling fed up with those problem jobs around the house that never seem to get done?

Our friendly London Handymen can get your home in tip top condition in time for festive visitors! Plus, we currently have some special offers running:

  • New k...

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Portico Handyman Now In Your Area!
25 Jul 17

Portico Handymen are now operating in your area! Plus we’re offering a tempting £250 + VAT* day rate (8 hours) day rate, or a £1,100 + VAT* weekly rate (40 hours).

In other words, you can get all your big, small and niggly DIY jobs done by a Londo...


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Londoners Calling In The Professionals
30 Mar 17

Despite us Brits having a love of DIY, our latest survey results show that tradesmen are increasingly being called out to perform basic jobs.

Have we become a capital of DIY dodgers? Or is hiring a pro simply easier than ever?

Read on for the f...


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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Rental Property
21 Mar 17

Flooring in a property can make a considerable impact on first impressions, so it pays to get it right. Here’s our top tips on choosing the right flooring for your rental property…


Consider the property’s use

The first step in choosing the ri...


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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...


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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...


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Top Garden Tips To Add Value To Your Home
11 May 16

The warm weather has finally arrived, so it’s time to dig out the gardening gloves and get out in the garden. If you’re attempting to sell your property during the spring or summer months, a well-kept garden will mean a quicker sale and a higher pric...


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Choosing a contractor you can trust
26 Jan 16

If you’re a landlord in London, finding a reliable contractor can be tricky.

Who do you choose to do the job?

We’ve all heard nightmare renovation stories; the neighbour’s ceiling that fell through, the bathroom remodelling job that took four y...


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Top Tips for Landlords over Christmas
8 Dec 15

Christmas trees are being squashed through front doors, lights are being untangled and tenants are locking up and heading home - the festive season is well and truly upon us! But landlords, don’t get comfy with a mince pie and a brandy just yet, here...


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To furnish or not to furnish?
6 Aug 15

To furnish or not to furnish? That is the question!

Providing all the furniture for a property can be a huge expense, but offering a property with nothing but plain walls and floorboards can be a deterrent. So what’s the answer? Unfortunately ther...


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Successful Letting: Exteriors
31 Jul 15

First impressions really do count when letting your property - and this begins before tenants even walk through the front door. There are lots of small but significant things you can do to make your property more desirable to tenants from the first i...


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Successful Letting: Interiors
27 Jul 15

We see and value hundreds of rental properties each month, and we often find landlords aren’t maximising their rental yield purely because they’re unsure on how best to present their property.

We believe the interior of the property is the best ar...


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Presenting your property according to tenant type
22 Jul 15

Today’s tenants are spoilt for choice when it comes to rental properties, so landlords are under huge pressure to try and make their property stand out. The good news for landlords, though, is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to make your prope...


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Creating the illusion of light and space
17 Jul 15

Light and space are two of the most important things that people look for in a home. Unfortunately, not all properties are blessed with an abundance of space and large windows that allow for lots of natural light. If you own a small basement flat – d...

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