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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!

To find out more about Schofields, check out the about us page.

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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Holiday Let Welcome Pack Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Holiday Let Welcome Pack Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Reading Time: 6 minutes The effort you make to welcome your holiday home guests is one of the greatest opportunities you have to wow your guests. You never get a second chance to make that all-important first impression. Today´s holidaymaker has high expectations, and they demand a level of quality that easily matches the fabulous hotels stays they have enjoyed in the past. And if you …

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How to Get Last-Minute Holiday Cottage Bookings

How to Get Last-Minute Holiday Cottage Bookings

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s every holiday let owners dream to be fully booked, but that’s not always the case. The emergence of Covid-19 has added an extra level of complexity to this concept, as national lockdowns and ever-changing travel restrictions have made it impossible for travellers to plan ahead. Global pandemic or not, a significant proportion of holidaymakers will always have their eyes …

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