is becoming Treehaus

The low cost solution for private landlords who don't want to use a high street letting agent

Following the recent sale of Portico's high street business, Portico Direct was spun off as a stand alone entity and is becoming Treehaus, now offering our innovative service to private landlords across the whole of the UK.


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We know some landlords are on a budget. So we've found a way to get your tenancy advertised and set up from as little as £1. Really.

We'll advertise your property on Rightmove and Zoopla, and then send you the applicants' details directly.

Once you've uploaded your property, we'll check through the details and get it published on the portals (normally within a few hours). If you're not sure how much rent to charge, use our rent calculator to get a rental valuation for your property. As applicants start to enquire, you can arrange to meet the ones that look suitable. We'll help you document the offer and then collect a holding deposit and do a credit check.

Once you're happy with the tenants, we'll help you sign the tenancy agreement digitally. Or you can use your own if you prefer a pen and paper.

We'll also help you register the deposit with a suitable government scheme and collect the rent if you would like. But you can do this yourself too.

And if you are worried about the risk of your tenant missing a rental payment, we can offer you cost effective rent guarantee insurance.

After you have advertised your property, there's absolutely no obligation to take any of our other services, unless of course you would like to.

And for tenants, renting from a private landlord can have some advantages too.

Treehaus Facts

  • 200+ years in lettings
    Treehaus began life as Portico Direct, and following the sale of Portico's high street business was spun off in Autumn 2021 as a stand alone entity, now able to offer full UK coverage.
  • 1.3 million lines of code
    The team behind Treehaus has been writing its own software for 15 years. Treehause was launched in autumn 2021 as a national proposition for landlords who want to rent their property privately without using a traditional estate agent. It was built from the ground up over a six month period by our own in-house development team in no fewer than 1.3 million lines of code.
  • £1
    £1 is all it costs to list on Treehaus. And for landlords wanting to maximise interest in their rental property, we offer access to the three major property portals for just £29. Our clever listing software helps landlords write their property description and go live on the major property portals within minutes. It also helps protect tenants by holding rent and the property deposit until just after the tenancy has begun.