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What Checks Are Done For Renting A Property?
18 Jul 22

There are a variety of checks that a landlord or letting agent will work through when assessing your rental application. Some checks are legal requirements, while others may be conducted at the landlord's or agent's discretion, although most follow t...

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How To Increase The Value Of Your Property
6 Apr 22

Through the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021, average property prices have been rising. Some indices, including Nationwide, are quoting double-digit increases, while others (e.g Hometrack) suggest a more muted rise of 5%.

It’s important ...

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10 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score
29 Mar 22

When buying a house it’s vital your credit score is at a certain level, otherwise your mortgage could be declined. If you wait until you decide to get a mortgage, it’s impossible to make quick changes to your score to improve it. It’s important in th...

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10 Things To Check On A Property Viewing
24 Jan 22

Moving into a new property is an exciting time, whether you're renting or buying, but the excitement can soon fade if you don't ask some valuable questions before you sign on the dotted line.

Here at Portico, we want your home moving experience to be ...

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8 Best Areas to Live in London Near a Good Market
13 Dec 21

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. Therefore, we are taking you to the best spots if you love a goo...

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Top 10 London high streets to live near
1 Dec 21

When you've just moved to London or are looking for a new area, it's hard to know if you're near the places that are important to you. Whether it's what parks you're near, what markets are closeby or how good the transport links are, we're here to he...

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17 Nov 21

We are making this Christmas a #communitychristmas and we are looking for 4 people who deserve an extra special gift this year!

We are asking you to nominate someone who has done something to help others in 2021 and deserves recognition for this.

The w...

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Great British Bake Off Ready Kitchens
16 Nov 21

It's that time of the year again where we've been hit with baking fever! As the Bake Off final approaches, we've pulled together the best kitchens we've found on Portico so find your favourite below!

1. Turpins Road, Chigwell, IG8 - £700,000

A charming...

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The Best London Parks To Rent Near This Autumn
11 Nov 21

With shades of red, orange and gold lining the streets of London and the crunch of leaves underfoot, walking around the capital in the midst of autumn is particularly magical. But while there are many beautiful sights to take in, it’s the capital’s p...

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Help to Save: The Government Scheme With a 50% Savings Bonus
4 Nov 21

The Help to Save scheme is a government initiative that launched in September 2018 to assist low-income earners who claim working tax credit or universal credit to build some savings.

With so many Brits struggling with lost income as a result of the ...

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Our Top Property Picks For First Time Buyers
25 Oct 21

Are you a first-time buyer and looking to get your foot onto the London property market? Check out our top ten picks which are perfect to call your first home for £500,000 or less! If you are interested in any of the properties featured, please click...

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10 Tips For Packing To Move House
18 Oct 21

Moving house can be a stressful experience as most home movers would agree. To help you out, we have put together our top ten most helpful tips below on how make moving to your next home as hassle-free as possible.

1. Declutter

Before you start packing...

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10 ways to make your rented property feel like home
25 Aug 21

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 property or breaking the bank. Why not try one of our to...

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New Rental Properties For August
11 Aug 21

Whether you're looking to find a new rental property or just fancy a browse, why not scroll through some of our favourite rental properties new to the Portico market! If you’re interested in any of the below properties, click through for further deta...

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New Rental Properties for June
10 Jun 21

Whether you're looking to find a new rental property or just fancy a browse, why not scroll through some of our favourite rental properties new to the Portico market! If you’re interested in any of the below properties, click through for further deta...

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The Cheapest Places To Rent In London
19 May 21

As the country returns to some level of normalcy, the big question is just how the London rental market has withstood the ravages of the pandemic. We know that Covid-19 drove average central London rents down by 13%, and that some areas even saw them...

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95% Mortgages Explained
21 Apr 21

Homebuyers with small deposits are set to receive assistance to successfully enter or climb the property ladder, thanks to a government initiative called the mortgage guarantee scheme.

As outlined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the new scheme is designed ...

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Low-deposit Mortgages Return After Covid Slump
5 Feb 21

If you’re a first-time buyer or struggling to get a mortgage, there was some good news in January. The number of mortgage products requiring a 10 percent deposit has made a strong return since the low point in summer 2020.

Back then, there were just ...

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How Will the Prime Minister's Plan to Offer 95% Mortgages Work?
18 Nov 20

It was a significant announcement and one that has potentially seismic consequences for prospective first-time home buyers and a broad range of people in the property and financial industries.

Recently, The Telegraph broke an exclusive interview with...

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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 ...

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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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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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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, ...

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Property of the Week: Camden
24 Jun 19

It was one of the hippest spots to live during the nineties and twenty years later not too much has changed, with many still flocking to have their own slice of NW1. Camden is not only known for its nightlife and celeb spotting but also its mouth-wat...

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Hot Property In Islington
7 May 19

This fashionable North London borough has been much talked about over the last several years, seeing new restaurants, bars and retail come to the area causing it to flourish. Islington is very well connected, with the Overground, Underground and prof...

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Property of the Week
19 Feb 19

Don't miss out on an opportunity to rent an exclusive apartment in the heart of Regent's Park. With both a studio and one bedroom available to rent in these newly refurbished apartments on Albany Street.


Each apartment is finished to the highest speci...

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February Property of The Month
7 Feb 19

Looking for a new home to start the year fresh!? Look no further than this unique, award winning property currently available for rent in Highbury. Read on to see why we have selected this as our February property of the month. 


Winner of the prestigi...

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10 tips to buying your perfect home
12 Oct 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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Our top five gorgeous property renovations
11 Sep 18

We love a property with an interesting past and here at Portico we have some intriguing properties on the market right now. So why not explore these stunning properties around London and snag yourself a home with an interesting story today!

1. Highbur...

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10 first-time buyer properties under 400,000
21 Aug 18

Is 2018 your year to get on the property ladder? We've got some great properties available to buy around London, so wherever you're looking to get your first property, explore these top 10 finds and see where the right area might be for you.

1. Acton,...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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5 Gorgeous Gardens on Portico
20 Mar 18

Spring is on its way and being able to spend long afternoons relaxing in the garden is edging closer and closer to reality! In anticipation, we've complied a collection of properties we've spotted here at Portico recently. Check out their gorgeous ga...

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5 steps to buying your first home
5 Mar 18

Buying a property for the first time can be a daunting process, but so long as you have the right knowledge and know the rules you have to follow, it's a straightforward process. Below, we've consolidated the main things you need to prepare and consi...

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Our top 10 kitchen picks on Portico right now
27 Feb 18

A great home is nothing without a great kitchen and we love nothing more than a good kitchen here at Portico, and we know you do too! So, from Hammersmith, to Camden, to Leyton, come with us on a journey around London as we explore these gorgeous kit...

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Top 10 properties in London for first-time buyers
13 Feb 18

Thinking of getting on the property ladder in 2018? London has many pockets of areas which are perfect for first-time buyers, so we've scouted out where you should be looking and the prices you can expect there. Explore our top 10 first-time buyer pr...

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Top 5 reasons to rent through Portico
7 Feb 18

Moving to London is an exciting time - there's tons of beautiful areas with big personalities, you have access to all the shops, restaurants and pubs you need and, with the introduction of the 24 hour tube lines at the weekend, it's time to get to wo...

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Find your new home this year
10 Jan 18

An Englishman’s home is his castle – or so the saying goes.

Home ownership has long been a great British aspiration, providing financial security.   For many, it is seen as a natural step towards a more prosperous and stable future. 

Yet is owning a ...

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Top 10 Properties To Rent
6 Dec 17

If you're looking for somewhere new to live, scroll down to view our top 10 rental properties currently on the market.

One ticks all your boxes? Give us a call on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing.

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | St James Drive, Wan...

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You Have To See Inside This Converted Church
4 Oct 17

Heavens above! Someone has converted a Grade II listed Victorian church into an award-winning home - and it's now on the market to rent. Let's take a tour...

If Heaven Was A Place On Earth...

In 1890, when Queen Victoria was our reigning mona...

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20 Top Student Rentals in London
26 Jul 17

If you're going to be starting university, a work placement or an internship in London - the city of opportunity! - you'll need somewhere to live.

We’ve picked out 20 top student rentals in London, from studios up to 6 bedroom properties, and many...

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5 of the Best London Restaurants for Alfresco Dining
6 Jul 17

It's finally warm enough to eat outside - so London, let’s make the most of it!

From a hidden gem under the arches near Bethnal Green station, to sun-soaked Shoreditch courtyards, here's our pick of our five favourite restaurants in the capital to...

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Latest Rental Properties
21 Jun 17

The rental market moves fast! Have a scroll and keep up-to-date with our latest rental properties that have just come to market.

If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000.

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | Landor Road...

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New Development in Camden
7 Jun 17

After a new rental property in the heart of London?

We’ve just taken on a set of stunning warehouse style apartments, (1 beds, 2 beds and 3 beds and penthouses), in an exclusive development in NW1.

The Anello Building is a new scheme of 22 loft...

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This Month's Hottest Rental Properties
11 Apr 17

Looking for a new pad in the capital? We’ve picked out some fantastic properties currently available to rent - scroll down to view the list! If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000.

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | Cr...

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The Average Cost of Renting In Each London Borough
4 Aug 16

Our latest rental report has revealed that rents have remained fairly stable post Brexit, and the average rental price for a two bedroom property in London now stands at £1,785 a month.

From the most affordable to the most expensive, here are the ...

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This Week's Top Rental Properties
17 Jun 16

Looking for a new London pad? Well, you're in luck, because we've compiled a list of fantastic rental properties, and they’re all available now!

If one of the properties ticks all your boxes, give us a call on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing!


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Becoming a Portico tenant
1 Dec 15

Looking for a London pad? Finding the perfect property to rent may seem like quite a daunting task, but enlisting the help of a good agent will make it a walk in the park.

Here's everything you need to know about the Portico letting process...

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Right to Rent Checks: What do they mean for landlords and tenants?
22 Oct 15

The roll-out date of the government’s right to rent scheme in England has been announced as 1st February 2016.

From that date, all private landlords letting property in England will be required to check the immigration status of prospective tenant...

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Moving Home Checklist
16 Sep 15

You’ve unpacked the last box and found the kettle. Phew! But don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet; the work isn’t over!

Whether you’re a first-time tenant or a dab hand, here’s our checklist of things you need to do once you’ve moved into your new ...

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