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How to Set up a Holiday Let & Marketing Tips to Increase Bookings

How to Set up a Holiday Let & Marketing Tips to Increase Bookings

Reading Time: 23 minutes Whether you’re looking to start holiday let business or you’re an established owner looking to increase bookings, this comprehensive guide will walk you through every stage of setting up and running a successful holiday let. How to get your property ready for letting Decide on where and the type of property you want to invest in One of the biggest …

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Pros and Cons of Using a Holiday Let Management Company

Pros and Cons of Using a Holiday Let Management Company

Reading Time: 9 minutes You’ve bought a holiday let, kitted it out, and now it’s ready for guests. The next step is to decide whether you should manage everything yourself or use a holiday let management company. There are advantages and disadvantages to each option. Your decision will depend on many factors such as how close you live to your holiday home, how much …

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Where to Invest? Holiday Let or Buy to Let

Where to Invest? Holiday Let or Buy to Let

Reading Time: 12 minutes If you happen to be in the fortunate position of being able to invest in a second home, should you capitalise on the staycation boom and buy a holiday home that you can let out short-term when you’re not enjoying it yourself – or a buy-to-let property that you can rent out on a long-term basis? Over the last few …

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Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Holiday Cottage

Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Holiday Cottage

Reading Time: 11 minutes Making happy memories is the most important element of any holiday. Relaxation, sightseeing, time spent with family, great food and intrepid adventure are some of the things we treasure about holiday time. But making sure we experience our holiday to the fullest starts long before we check-in. Just because you found what appears to be the perfect holiday cottage, it …

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Tips to Create a Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage

Tips to Create a Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage

Reading Time: 6 minutes The demand for dog-friendly holiday cottages continues to grow as more Brits choose to holiday in the UK with their four-legged friends. According to Sykes, bookings for staycations with pets this summer have risen by a significant 40% and allowing pets to stay at your holiday let is said to boost revenue by 11%. Owning a dog-friendly holiday home can …

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How Much Does It Cost to Run a Holiday Let Cottage?

How Much Does It Cost to Run a Holiday Let Cottage?

Reading Time: 9 minutes Running a holiday let can be enjoyable and very satisfying, but before you venture into holiday letting, you need to ensure your business will be a viable success. The most important factors to think about are budgeting and understanding the main expenses so you can work out your finances realistically. Here, we’ll detail some of the most common holiday home …

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How to Screen Holiday Let Guests & Prevent Airbnb Parties

How to Screen Holiday Let Guests & Prevent Airbnb Parties

Reading Time: 8 minutes Your booking requests may be flowing in, but do you accept all guests at face value, or do you screen them first? If you don’t screen them, you are not alone. Two-fifths of holiday home owners neglect to check their guests’ credentials, even though over half claim they’d been ‘stung’ by unruly guests in the past. Inviting strangers to stay …

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