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Furnished Holiday Lettings Tax Resources & Guides

Furnished Holiday Lettings Tax Resources & Guides

Reading Time: 2 minutes Furnished holiday lets tax relief abolished Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced in his 2024 budget that he will abolish the furnished holiday lettings tax regime. Currently, holiday let landlords enjoy far greater tax advantages than buy-to-let landlords who let out residential properties to longer term tenants. They are entitled to deduct more costs including; costs incurred …

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How to Take Better Photos of Your Holiday Cottage

How to Take Better Photos of Your Holiday Cottage

Reading Time: 10 minutes They say that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, and nowhere is this truer than when selling holidays. Studies show that you have just 20 seconds for your photos to make an impression before viewers lose interest and move on to a competing holiday let. Holiday cottage photography is one of the most versatile tools to increase bookings – …

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How to Evict Holiday Home Squatters

How to Evict Holiday Home Squatters

Reading Time: 4 minutes Holiday home owners dread the thought of undesirable guests, especially those who refuse to leave after their booking has ended. Squatters who target your holiday cottage whilst it’s empty can also harm your holiday letting business. Whether they intend to extort money or stay in your property for as long as possible, the expense and inconvenience caused can be stressful. …

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What to Do When Holiday Cottage Guests Bring Extra Visitors

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s inevitable that as a holiday let landlord you will have to deal with guests who breach your holiday cottage occupancy limits and bring extra guests. What typically happens is the lead guest doesn’t include young children in the booking numbers, wrongly assuming that children don’t count as they are sleeping on the couch, on airbeds or travel cot. Another …

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A Guide to Log Burning Stoves in Holiday Cottages

A Guide to Log Burning Stoves in Holiday Cottages

Reading Time: 4 minutes The appeal An open fire or wood burning stove in your holiday cottage can be one of its biggest selling points and one of the most requested features by holiday let guests, especially during the colder months. After all, who doesn’t dream of sitting in front of a cosy log fire on a chilly evening while on holiday. Installing a …

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How to Avoid and Deal With Frozen or Burst Pipes

How to Avoid and Deal With Frozen or Burst Pipes

Reading Time: 12 minutes Each year, extreme winter weather and blasts of Arctic air send temperatures plunging for prolonged periods across 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. Below are some helpful tips to stop pipes from freezing, …

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How to Winterise Your Holiday Home

How to Winterise Your Holiday Home

Reading Time: 5 minutes Over winter your holiday home will be unoccupied for long periods and exposed to harsh weather. By implementing a few simple precautions you can avoid unnecessary damage (and costs) to your holiday cottage. Below you will find a range of tips we have put together to prepare and protect your holiday home to ensure it is safe, secure and clean …

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