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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 Due to the ongoing pandemic and lockdowns, many holiday home owners have closed their properties prematurely this year. 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 …

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Coronavirus: Deep Cleaning Tips for Holiday Rentals

Coronavirus: Deep Cleaning Tips for Holiday Rentals

Reading Time: 9 minutes (Updated 9 October) Providing a safe and clean property has always been one of the highest priorities for holiday let owners and managers. It’s now more important than ever to re-evaluate your cleaning procedures and take measures to clean and disinfect your rental to protect yourself and your guests. It’s essential to regain the trust of travellers that you reassure …

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Seriously Useful Cleaning Tips That Will Save You Hours

Seriously Useful Cleaning Tips That Will Save You Hours

Reading Time: 13 minutes Running a finger over picture frames, checking under beds and inspecting bathrooms for rogue hairs…the number one complaint from guests staying at holiday cottages is along the lines of “…it was dirty.”  If your holiday cottage isn’t clean, guests will leave early, demand compensation and/or threaten to leave a bad review. It’s therefore essential to keep to a ‘stringent’ housekeeping …

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How to Prepare Your Holiday Home for Flooding

How to Prepare Your Holiday Home for Flooding

Reading Time: 6 minutes Flooding is a major risk for everyone. Millions of properties are at risk from both rivers and surface water flooding which can have a devastating impact. Monitoring UK weather warnings and being prepared can help you to limit damage to your property. Here are some tips on what to do during a flood and the steps to take if your …

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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 property to protect guests from the risks of fire. If you’re new to holiday letting or 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 on simple …

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