New guidance issued for landlords, tenants and local authorities

From June this year (2019), it will become illegal for landlords to charge “add on” fees to tenants to cover the cost of extra services such as the cost of hiring a third-party to manage the inventory for a property. While it remains to be seen what effect this change […]

A Landlord’s Duty to the Data Protection of their Tenants

General Data Protection Regulations (or GDPR) remain confusing to many despite being in action for over three months now. Landlords especially remain in the dark when it comes to the data they can and cannot share with other institutions regarding their tenants. This guide explains what the new GDPR means […]

How To Make Money On Airbnb

With the huge growth in short term city centre holiday/vacation rentals over the recent year or two buoyed by the demand for short staying visitors searching the internet for an alternative bed to a hotel, Portico London estate agents reveal their top 10 tips for making money on Airbnb… 1. […]

How to Find a Good Property Management Firm

Whether you are a small investor with just a few properties or a developer that leases out dozens of homes, using a management company is a sensible approach. Economies of scale mean that property management companies can take care of everything for a lot less than it would cost for […]

What to do when your Managing Agent isn’t performing

If your managing agent isn’t doing their job properly, what steps can you take to rectify the situation? Mnaaging AgentsJohn Peartree of the Federation of Private Residents’ Associations (FPRA) advises that there are a number of approaches to the problem. Residents fall out with managing agents for a huge number […]