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How to Calculate the Best Rental Rates for Your Holiday Let

How to Calculate the Best Rental Rates for Your Holiday Let

Reading Time: 10 minutes   Setting the rental rates for your holiday cottage can be a challenge. Price your property too high and bookings could be slow, or you’ll attract guests with high expectations who feel overcharged. Set your price too low and you may not be able to earn a profit, or potential customers could question the standard of your property. Low rates …

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TV Shows to Watch if You Own a Holiday Home

TV Shows to Watch if You Own a Holiday Home

Reading Time: 4 minutes The surge in those looking to invest in holiday accommodation in recent years has led to a number of popular TV programs that show what it takes to build and manage a hospitality business successfully. Some show us what it’s like to set up accommodation and deal with guests, or give us a glimpse at more unusual types of holiday …

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How to Avoid and Manage Chargebacks

Reading Time: 5 minutes If your guests use a credit or debit card to pay for their accommodation, there’s always a chance that they can dispute a charge and file a chargeback claim by simply pressing a few buttons on their banking app. Holiday cottage businesses should therefore be proactive when it comes to preventing and disputing chargebacks. What is a chargeback? A chargeback …

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Holiday Cottage Owners Urged to Check Their Oil Tanks

Holiday Cottage Owners Urged to Check Their Oil Tanks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Holiday cottage owners who have not used or inspected their oil tanks recently due to lockdown travel restrictions are urged to check their oil tanks for leaks. Oil-related incidents are up 50% on the same period last year, according to the Environment Agency. Incidents increase during winter as the heating is used more and the cold weather can potentially damage …

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A Handy Guide to Holiday Let Mortgages

A Handy Guide to Holiday Let Mortgages

Reading Time: 9 minutes The global pandemic, lockdown and ongoing overseas travel restrictions have created a huge demand for ‘staycation’ holiday let properties in the UK. Savvy investors are taking advantage of this revenue stream, plus the stamp duty holiday and low-interest rates to invest in holiday lets. If you’re thinking of taking advantage of this market trend and invest in a holiday home, …

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A Guide to Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Lifting: UK Staycations

A Guide to Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Lifting: UK Staycations

Reading Time: 4 minutes The news we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived: the government has announced a proposed timeline of lockdown and Covid restrictions beginning to gradually lift. But what does this mean for travel, particularly staycations, in the near future? Last year, we reported that the majority of people were wary of booking holidays for 2021 because they were worried that …

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