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10 Reasons To Choose Portico Host

November 6, 2017

Why Choose Portico Host?

With 18 offices across London, we are uniquely placed in the market to offer more than any other competitor for 10 key reasons:


1. Better Cash FlowAirbnb Valuation

Unlike other Airbnb Management companies, we charge for cleaning, linen and all other costs at the end of the month, after you’ve received your rent. That way, you can manage your cash flow and keep on top of your finances.


2. We Have Local Presence And Understanding Of The Property Market

We’re proud to say that we’re the only management service provider with decades of experience managing properties across London. As a large London property agent, we already have the infrastructure in place to make things easier for hosts.

For example, our handymen and housekeepers are employed in-house, so you’re guaranteed a reliable service and that work will always be carried out to a high standard. Plus we’re on call whenever you need us!

Furthermore, with 18 offices located across London, we already know your area inside out. That means we can market your property honestly and effectively and ensure the price point is correct. We have a secure key storage at each of our offices to allow for round-the-clock access.


3. High Occupancy Rates Through Solely Listing on Airbnb

Lots of companies will be quick to say, “We’ll list your property on multiple platforms.” But personally we don’t think this is the best move.

Here’s why:

  • You will end up distributing your reviews across multiple platforms instead of focusing them on one
  • You end up with lots of average listings across different platforms instead of one super-optimised listing

Airbnb has the most traffic compared to other short-term rental sites - which is not surprising as the site has over 50 million users - plus it has the lowest host service fee at 3.4% (3% + VAT), which is charged every time a booking is completed.

Through exclusively focussing on Airbnb, we’re able to create fantastic listings with great reviews, achieve extremely high occupancy rates, and ensure our clients have minimum overheads.


4. Best Placed After 90 Days Airbnb Management London

As an established and award-winning London estate agency, we can offer our clients some extra services that other management companies cannot:

Earn With Portico Host While Your Property Is On The Market For Sale

If you’re in the process of selling your home, why not make some extra income while the property is on the market?

We give all our vendors the option to put their property up with Portico Host while it’s on the market with us - whether it’s for one week or three months. All you need to do is let us know you’d like your property listed and we’ll take care of everything, from listing the property online to cleaning, laundry and arranging access.

Earn With Portico Host Until We Secure You A Long-Term Tenant

Forget void periods. Portico Host means you can maximise your rental income by earning a premium rent right up until you secure a long-term tenant.

We offer three unique services, from let-only up to a premium managed package that takes all the hassle out of being a landlord.

  • Concierge Property Management
  • Free Property Inspections
  • Rent Guarantee
  • Self-Assessment Tax Returns
  • Free Handyman Service Before Viewings & Between Tenancies
  • 10% Discount On Portico Tradesmen
  • Professional Clean
  • Premium Advertising
  • In-House Tenant Referencing
  • Tenancy Renewal Service

At Portico, we understand that in many cases, your rental investment may once have been your home. That’s why our in-house Paralegal team are committed to only finding tenants who will look after the property just as well as you did.


5. We Can Get You Set Up And Ready To Go Live In Just One Week*

Exactly what it says on the tin - so you can start earning straight away!


6. Complete Transparency

We have a core value of transparency and give all our clients access to their accounts and listings.

Each client will also get a dedicated Account Manager, who will be on hand to answer any questions honestly and effectively, as well as provide advice.


7. Simple Pricing

We offer three clear packages to suit different customers’ needs - each with a simple commission structure that offers you flexibility and access to our full management service.

You will begin earning as soon as we confirm your first booking.


8. Full Range of Services

At Portico Host, we offer a full range of services that set us apart from our competitors, from specialist insurance, to a personal meet and greet service.

Portico Host Cover fully covers Hosts while they have paying guests in their home - and you will automatically be covered with our Comprehensive and Concierge Packages. The insurance protects you with a huge £1.2m public liability insurance cover, safeguarding you against injury, theft and accidental damage.


9. Free Set Up

From installing a lock box and professional photography, to a handy welcome pack and local discount card, all our services are included within one clear priced package - so there’s no nasty extra costs!  

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10. Flexible Hosting

We operate in Zones 1- 3, accept both rooms and entire properties and have no minimum requirement for the amount of time you use our service - so what are you waiting for?!


If you would like more information on Portico Host, give us a call today on 0207 099 4000!.

*The property must meet our Portico Host requirements and eligibility criteria. As a disclaimer, we cannot be held accountable for any possible or unforeseen complications that may occur which result in set up taking longer than 1 week.


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