Party Wall Awards

'With so many people undertaking building works in the area, the following blog about Party Wall Awards by Run Projects could make useful and interesting reading'... click here for further information.   … [Read more...]


Portico London estate agents have revealed their list of the top 10 places to buy-to-let in London. The areas are listed in order of highest potential yield to lowest potential yield, according to their Interactive Rental Yield Map. Along with a potential yield, Portico’s Regional Director, Mark Lawrinson, has given his expert opinion on why each area is a buy-to-let hotspot. The majority of area’s touted as hotspots are located in the outer London boroughs - Ilford, Hounslow, Greenford, … [Read more...]


With many prospective buyers, investors and sellers still unsure of the right move to make post Brexit, Portico London estate agents have put some key questions to their resident property guru Mark Lawrinson, and financial experts, Capricorn Financial Consultancy. Is now a good or bad time to buy property in London? "If it’s an investment you’re after, then as long as you use the advice available to you, you can protect your assets and minimise any risk. Buy in areas that are undergoing … [Read more...]

Is it still worth investing in buy-to-let post Brexit?

"In short, yes. If you are lucky enough to have the capital, there are still some great places to buy-to-let. In east London, areas within Ilford, Barking and Forest Gate are still achieving extremely healthy >5.5% yields, with some streets and areas even returning a yield of up to 8%*", answers Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director, Portico. As Portico’s Interactive Yield Map shows, in Chadwell Health in Barking and Dagenham, for example, landlords can achieve a potential 8% yield, and … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Battersea

Are you looking to make the move to the famous Nappy Valley? We’ve handpicked some fantastic properties in the area that are currently available for sale - and some have even been recently reduced in price. If you’re interested in any of the featured properties, give Portico London estate agents a call today on 0207 099 4000. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom | Albion Avenue, Clapham North, SW8 | £464,999 (Leasehold) A three bedroom property ideally located just a short walk from Stockwell and Clapham … [Read more...]

Findlay’s Pet Care – 20% off!

We have teamed up with local estate agent Portico to bring you some brilliant offers and reviews of local bars, businesses and restaurants. Here is their review of Findlay's Pet Care… Pets are part of the family - there’s no denying it. In fact, 22% of the nation were happy to declare that they value their dogs over their mother-in-law in a recent poll. Ouch. It’s no surprise then that more and more of us are wanting our pets to be at our wedding. Which is where Violet comes in. She runs … [Read more...]

GSF Motor Works – 10% Off!

  We have teamed up with local estate agent Portico to bring you some brilliant offers and reviews of local bars, businesses and restaurants. Here is their review of GSF Motor Works… Walking into GSF Motor Works is like stepping into the Grease Lighting scene in Grease. The sound of engine revs fills the room, and everywhere you look there’s a mechanic hanging over an open bonnet or working on a shiny vintage car. I concealed my excitement as I shook hands with Manager Panos, who … [Read more...]

Hamptons International – Market Update- 3rd August 2016

Good afternoon everyone, For those of you who are new to these reports I add all of our current vendors, past valuations and current buyers to a list of recipients for a monthly report of what’s really happening in the market.  There’s no sales patter and no pushiness, it’s just an honest and open take on the market as we see it.  As ever, if you want to be taken off the list please just ask. My last update was soon after the referendum result, 5 weeks on from this and the dust is very … [Read more...]

Cool homes in the hood

For beautiful spaces packed with stylish ideas, look no further than your doorstep. It may be doom and gloom post-Brexit, but the world still turns and homes are still going under the hammer. We’ve picked out the best of what’s for sale right now in case you have itching-to-move feet - or just need some inspiration for your own home. From these houses with the wow factor, here are the property features to wish for, says Georgina Blaskey   LATERAL SPACE Always scare in terraced Victorian … [Read more...]


  Crossrail 2 is coming to London! The £27 billion project is now well underway, which will link Surrey to Hertfordshire via London destinations, plus prompt the building of 200,000 new homes. Though the north-south line isn’t set to launch until 2030, if you want to reap the future rewards, now is a great time to buy or invest along the route. After all, as we learnt with Crossrail 1, house prices along a new route are likely to increase significantly and quickly. So where exactly … [Read more...]

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