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Tips, Tools & Templates for Writing a Holiday Cottage Fire Risk Assessment

Tips, Tools & Templates for Writing a Holiday Cottage Fire Risk Assessment

Reading Time: 4 minutes As a holiday cottage owner, it’s your responsibility to recognise and reduce potential fire risks at your accommodation and to ensure that it’s safe for guests to stay. If you’re new to holiday letting and haven’t already completed a fire risk assessment it can be difficult to know where to start. For this reason, we have created this useful guide …

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Holiday Let Cottage Changeover & Cleaning Checklist

Holiday Let Cottage Changeover & Cleaning Checklist

Reading Time: 7 minutes   It often feels like changeover days have to be carried out with military precision, or they end up chaotic and stressful. Especially in the high season when you literally have one guest out and the next guest in. You’re up against the clock to do a diligent clean, check for damage, restock the fridge, toiletries and round up discarded …

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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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How to Prevent and Deal With Frozen Pipes

How to Prevent and Deal With Frozen Pipes

Reading Time: 12 minutes Each year, extreme winter weather and blasts of Arctic air send temperatures plunging for prolonged periods in the UK. Subsequently, thousands of unoccupied holiday homes are exposed to the risk of burst pipes and major water damage which can be catastrophic and a major inconvenience for you and your guests. Here, we provide our top tips to avoid frozen pipes, …

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Holiday Home Security Tips: How to Beat the Burglars

Holiday Home Security Tips: How to Beat the Burglars

Reading Time: 6 minutes Holiday homes are a prime target Although many of us have a perception that the idyllic rural locations where holiday homes are located are virtually crime-free, this is a mistaken perception that may cost you dear if you don’t take precautions. A break-in is probably one of the most dreaded scenarios imaginable for any holiday cottage owner. Unfortunately, these factors make …

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Top Tips to Protect Your Holiday Cottage This Winter

Top Tips to Protect Your Holiday Cottage This Winter

Reading Time: 4 minutes Not only is the harsh cold and stormy weather more likely to cause damage to holiday homes over the winter months, the risk of burglary increases. A little time and effort now can save a lot of hassle (and money) further down the line. Here are several preventive measures you can take to protect your holiday cottage during the harsh …

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