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Rise in Holiday Cottage Heating Oil Thefts

Rise in Holiday Cottage Heating Oil Thefts

Reading Time: 3 minutes The sharp increase in domestic heating oil prices has led to a rise in criminal gangs stealing heating oil to cash in on the fuel crisis. Police in Cumbria say there has been an 89% rise in fuel thefts since the beginning of the year. Off-the-grid holiday cottages that rely on heating oil instead of gas or electric heating, many …

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How to Furnish a Holiday Let and Make Your Property Stand Out

How to Furnish a Holiday Let and Make Your Property Stand Out

Reading Time: 19 minutes How your holiday home looks and is designed is undoubtedly always one of the key factors to influence any holidaymaker’s decision to book your property (or not). However, getting the right look for the right target audience isn’t easy – how do you design a holiday home that absolutely everyone will like? The simple answer is that you can’t. But …

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Electrical Safety Advice for Holiday Let Owners

Electrical Safety Advice for Holiday Let Owners

Reading Time: 9 minutes As a holiday let landlord you must keep your property and guests safe, ensuring that all electrical appliances, circuits and fixed installations within the property are safe. Faulty electrics can result in serious injury, death or fire. If you fail to maintain electrical installations and appliances you could be held responsible. According to leading electrical safety experts,   53.4% of …

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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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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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