London agency, Portico, has expanded into the North West of England, launching its short term letting service, Portico Host, in Manchester and Liverpool.
Its first venture outside the Capital, Portico Host has tied up with local coffee shops to bring short term letting services to landlords and property management to Airbnb hosts in a more relaxed setting.
In Manchester, Portico has partnered with Pot Kettle Black in Barton Arcade. In Liverpool, the Portico team will be based remotely, planning to tie up with a coffee retailer.
In 2018, Portico became one of only four UK letting agents to be appointed to Airbnb’s professional co-host programme, which will share with Portico best practices, provide support and enable further technical integration.
New Business Director Fiona Patterson said, “The lettings industry is evolving, we intend to change with it. After the success of Portico Host in London and our appointment to the Airbnb professional co-host programme, it’s natural to bring our award-winning service to the best place for landlords to invest in the UK.“
The venture is led by Rachel Dickman, Regional Manager, North West who has experience at YOPA and Countrywide.