Information for property managers and owners

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The benefits of offering EV charging in your holiday home

Electric vehicles, otherwise known as EVs, are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. According to nextgreencar.com there were 600,000 plug-in hybrid or electric cars on the road at the end of August 2021 and with the sale of new petrol and diesel cars due to be banned from 2030, this number is set to rapidly […]

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These are the UK staycation trends people are searching for, according to Google

Brits are searching for cottages with swimming pools, information about travel bans, and holidays in Cornwall as interest in staycations surge amidst the planned return of UK holidays from 12th April. Demand for UK staycations has been at a record level over the past year with international travel restrictions having been enforced for most of […]

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How to manage your holiday home through the COVID crisis

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Holiday home owners are used to adapting to ever changing scenarios. We are continuously adjusting to new rules and regulations and different market trends whilst also ensuring we provide the best possible holiday home for our guests. This flexibility, resilience and desire to achieve best practice has held us in good stead to deal with […]

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Coronavirus: Considerations for reopening your holiday home to guests

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Are you ready to reopen? This article is aimed at holiday cottage owners who are looking to safely reopen for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic; those who have been closed for a while and are reviewing their protocols and possibly holiday home owners who are new to holiday letting. Since […]

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Coronavirus: Considerations for UK holiday home owners

Last updated 17th August 2021 Since March 2020, it has been a roller coaster ride for holiday home owners. The hardships and uncertainties of the first half of 2020 gave rise to an unprecedented summer where we saw record levels of Brits searching for UK holidays, only to be followed by further restrictions and lockdowns. […]

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Setting up a holiday home: All your questions answered

Like starting any new business venture, setting up a holiday let for the first time is an exciting, but also slightly daunting, prospect. You might be chomping at the bit to get started on a renovation project. Or perhaps your property is pretty much ready to go and you are busy browsing the shops for […]

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It’s The Law: Legislation for Holiday Home Owners

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When you are setting up a holiday home it is likely that you will be thinking paint colours, welcome hampers, booking systems and setting your rates. You might be wondering whether to add a log burner for those winter bookings or a trampoline in the garden for the kids. Or maybe you are weighing up […]

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Top Travel Hashtags and National Days to Get Your Holiday Home Noticed on Social Media

If you use social media you will have come across #hashtags (if you don’t and are considering it, read our article to find out if it can help promote your holiday home). Hashtags were first used on Twitter in 2007. Since then they have grown to become a standard tool to make social media feeds […]

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Tips to help holiday home owners spot scams

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It’s an old scam that has been around for years, but it’s still catching owners out! Technology is not the only thing that moves forward, so do scammers and their techniques in conning people out of money. Over the years we have seen numerous scams but the one that appears to be the most common, […]

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The importance of taking credit card payments for holiday rentals

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It is becoming increasingly necessary for holiday home owners to accept credit and debit card payments. Cheques are dated and are used less and less. They are inconvenient to post and pay in, and it takes time to wait for them to clear. Guests are becoming more wary of bank transfers as stories of fraudulent […]

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