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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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Where to Invest? Holiday Let or Buy to Let

Where to Invest? Holiday Let or Buy to Let

Reading Time: 12 minutes If you happen to be in the fortunate position of being able to invest in a second home, should you capitalise on the staycation boom and buy a holiday home that you can let out short-term when you’re not enjoying it yourself – or a buy-to-let property that you can rent out on a long-term basis? Over the last few …

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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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People Are Ditching Their Offices to Work Remotely in Airbnbs

People Are Ditching Their Offices to Work Remotely in Airbnbs

Reading Time: 4 minutes People have flocked abroad in the winter months to embrace the benefits of combining a holiday with working remotely in a beautiful climate and surroundings, with cheaper living costs – instead of working at home. Our recent survey says 42% of people would take up the opportunity, whilst 58% would rather work in their home comfort. Who knew that the …

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5 Festive UK Escapes & Christmassy Holiday Home Decoration Trends

5 Festive UK Escapes & Christmassy Holiday Home Decoration Trends

Reading Time: 5 minutes Within the beautiful surroundings of the UK, we’ve revealed the most Christmassy holiday cottages you can staycation and visit now, ready for the season. Along with showcasing how to decorate your home ready for family and also welcoming travellers at your holiday cottage. Christmassy UK Staycations We’ve deemed the perfect escapes and festive cottages suited for two guests that you …

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Top Tips for Conducting Your Year-End Performance Review

Top Tips for Conducting Your Year-End Performance Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes Now is the perfect time to analyse your holiday letting business to determine how your rental property (or properties) has fared over the past 12 months. Why should you carry out a SWOT analysis for your holiday let? Running a holiday let is not an easy task. There’s lots to organise and do – no matter whether it’s low or …

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