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What to Do If You Have a Frozen or Burst Pipe

What to Do If You Have a Frozen or Burst Pipe

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you discover frozen pipes in your holiday home, there is a significant danger that as water thaws and expands, pipes could burst. Leaks may start slowly at first, almost unseen – but could lead to devastating damage and disruption if undetected. How do you tell if your pipes are frozen? If you can see frost on a water pipe …

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Bursts

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Bursts

Reading Time: 10 minutes Each year, extreme winter weather and blasts of Arctic air sends temperatures plunging for prolonged periods in the UK. Subsequently, thousands of holiday homes are exposed to the risk of burst pipes and major water damage which can be horrendous. The cost of burst pipes Water leaks are one of the most common types of home insurance claims in the …

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Ditch the Keys: Smart Locks for Your Holiday Let Cottage

Ditch the Keys: Smart Locks for Your Holiday Let Cottage

Reading Time: 5 minutes Getting keys to guests, cleaners or maintenance staff can present a logistical challenge and an unnecessary hassle. Furthermore, as a holiday let landlord, you can’t always be sure how many copies of keys have been duplicated by guests, contractors or have been lost. When guests are on holiday they want as few things to worry about as possible and gaining …

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Electrical Safety Advice for Holiday Let Owners

Electrical Safety Advice for Holiday Let Owners

Reading Time: 7 minutes Holiday homes don’t come cheap, in fact, they’re likely to be one of the biggest investment you have. As a holiday home owner it’s vital you keep your property safe or you could be looking at a financial disaster. One major risk is electrical safety. Faulty electrics can result in serious injury, death or fire. If you fail to maintain …

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Interior Design Tips: How to Style a Holiday Cottage

Interior Design Tips: How to Style a Holiday Cottage

Reading Time: 13 minutes How the design of your property looks will be one of the key factors that will influence holidaymakers to book your property. However, getting the right look isn’t easy. How do you design a holiday home that everybody will like? The simple answer is: you can’t. But are you trying to attract everyone? You’re likely to have a niche or …

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Property maintenance checklist for holiday homes

Property maintenance checklist for holiday homes

Reading Time: 7 minutes Some people are unaware that home insurance is not a maintenance contract and does not cover the cost of maintenance, things breaking down or wear and tear. Insurance covers damage caused by sudden and unexpected events. This is why it’s essential that you take reasonable precautions to protect your property and ensure that your guests have a safe and disaster-free …

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Smart Devices Every Holiday Home Should Have

Reading Time: 7 minutes Before long, smart devices in holiday rentals won’t be a luxury, but an essential feature, just like Wi-Fi, smart TV’s and surround sound speakers. Research by August Home found that 60% of guests said they would pay more for a rental that is fitted with smart devices. Smart devices aren’t just for entertainment, they improve safety, are helpful and can …

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