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Founded in 1984, Schofields is a family run company specialising in holiday home insurance for properties in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Phil Schofield leads the marketing team and offers a wealth of industry knowledge to the Schofields blog and various online publications.

With over 10 experience managing holiday lets, Phil is an active member of the holiday letting and self-catering community, providing expert holiday letting advice, as well as essential holiday home marketing tips. His combination of insurance and marketing knowledge make him a key asset to the holiday rental industry.

Phil Schofield has been featured in The Telegraph, A Place In The Sun, The Daily Mail and many more!

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Maintenance Checklist for a Holiday Let or Cottage

Maintenance Checklist for a Holiday Let or Cottage

Reading Time: 8 minutes Many homeowners forget that holiday home insurance is not a maintenance contract, and it does not cover the cost of things breaking down or wear and tear. Insurance is there to cover damage caused by sudden and unexpected events. Therefore, it’s essential that you fulfill your duty of care and take reasonable precautions to protect your property and ensure that …

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Holiday Let Damage Deposit Guide: How To Protect Your Holiday Rental

Holiday Let Damage Deposit Guide: How To Protect Your Holiday Rental

Reading Time: 7 minutes Why you should take a holiday home security deposit Every holiday let landlord hopes that their property will be left in the same condition it was in on check-in day. However, while there are effective ways to mitigate damage from occurring in the first place (such as guest screening and noise monitoring devices), guest damage to your holiday let, accidental …

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The UK’s Worst & Best Areas to Buy an Airbnb Holiday Let in 2022

The UK’s Worst & Best Areas to Buy an Airbnb Holiday Let in 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the years, Airbnb has seen some holiday lets being trashed by unruly guests and people booking fancy homes and apartments to host a party. From a £2 million pound home in Sandbanks being trashed by a huge 100-person party. To a mansion in Chelsea that saw £445,000 worth of damage caused by guests. Airbnb announced it would temporarily ban …

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Money Saving Tips for Holiday Let Landlords

Money Saving Tips for Holiday Let Landlords

Reading Time: 11 minutes It isn’t cheap to run a holiday let business due to ongoing costs such as cleaning, utilities and maintenance to name a few. The current energy crisis is also adding even more uncertainty and challenges for holiday lets. But it’s not as simple as increasing the rates paid by guests to compensate for surging costs. Increased demand has already led to …

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Holiday Let Emails & Messages to Send to Guests

Holiday Let Emails & Messages to Send to Guests

Reading Time: 13 minutes One of the most important aspects of managing a holiday let is communicating with potential and existing guests. The emails and messages that you send demonstrate to guests that you are an attentive host who cares. However, writing emails to keep every guest informed and answering the same questions over and over can be one of the most time-consuming tasks. …

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Holiday cottage hot tub guide to maintenance, cleaning & rules

Holiday cottage hot tub guide to maintenance, cleaning & rules

Reading Time: 7 minutes Holiday homes that offer added extras are a huge draw for holidaymakers, often increasing occupancy and income. One feature on the ‘must have’ list for holidaymakers is a hot tub. It’s somewhere people can relax in every season. However, there are some drawbacks. Not only is it a substantial investment, but hot tubs also require a lot of maintenance, plus you …

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Inventory Checklist for Holiday Cottages and Airbnb Lets: Over 200 Essential Items for a Great Guest Experience

Inventory Checklist for Holiday Cottages and Airbnb Lets: Over 200 Essential Items for a Great Guest Experience

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whether you are just starting out renting your holiday cottage or already run a successful holiday let, ensuring that you provide all the essential amenities your guests need will help prevent negative reviews and delight guests who return again and again. After all, guests will have chosen your holiday let over a hotel because of the ‘home from home’ experience …

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