Help and resources for property managers and owners

Category : Property Owners

Legionnaire’s Disease: Know Your Risks As A Cottage Owner

As a ‘landlord’, holiday home owners have a number of responsibilities to ensure guest health and safety. Most are well known by cottage owners such as the annual gas check, yearly sweeping of the chimney, checking and testing of electrical Portable Appliances (PAT tests) and Risk Assessments (including fire).  However, there are also some less […]

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Holiday Home Owners: Tips To Help You Spot A Scam

Scam alert sign

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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Cottage Owners: Beware of Telephone Scammers

An owner recently notified us of an elaborate telephone scam which has the potential to catch cottage owners out. A gentleman calling himself James (although I am sure he has different names!) has been phoning cottage owners, claiming he works for Independent Cottages (and he has done the same for other advertising websites like ourselves). […]

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Getting Arty and Crafty with your guests.

With the holiday letting market being so competitive, it is lovely to hear how one of our owners has gone the extra mile to provide free activities and entertainment for their guests; something that has proven to be a great success both in terms of guest (and owner!) satisfaction and encouraging repeat business. As owners, […]

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So what makes a holiday cottage successful in a tough letting climate?

Anyone in the industry will tell you that 2013 has been a tougher than normal year for holiday property owners in the UK. However, it is not necessarily due to the lack of demand for self-catering accommodation, which has been boosted by the glorious sunshine of the summer. The pattern in which people are booking […]

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