Renting FAQsWe thought we would answer our customer’s initial burning questions here in one easy place – if you cannot find your question on the list then do get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Everything You Need to Know about Renting Your Property
Can I block days out of my calendar?
Whether you’re home for a week or you have the in-laws staying, we keep things simple. This means that it’s your property and you can use it whenever you like.
Blocking out days is very easy. One of the great benefits of short letting is the flexibility to stay whenever you want to, if you know dates in advance that you plan to stay you just need to let us know what these are to block them or check with us if there the calendar is free of bookings to come and stay.
Our regular reports make it easier than ever to keep track of the bookings of your home, and we can very easily block off certain weeks or periods where you wish to use the house again.
Is there a minimum period that I can rent my property for?
We don’t have a fixed minimum rental period, however, in order to show the serious value that can be generated from your property, we would say you would need to have at least a month or more availability.
This will help us to ascertain the interest and demand moving forward and help us to strategise better for future Airbnb or other site bookings.
Many booking channels will also require a decent amount of availability to advertise the property. We do not provide individual or standalone services.
Are there any restrictions to the period I can short let my property?
Currently, you can rent on a short let basis in most of the UK without restriction; however, there are a few locations some restrictions may apply if you are renting your ‘entire home’.
For example, short-lets in London currently allow property owners to rent the property on a short let basis for 90 days annually unless you have permission from the local council to rent for longer.
However, as rules and regulations do vary, it is always best to get in touch with us to find out more.
What do I do with my personal belongings?
If you have and need to keep personal belongings in the property, then it’s best to find a secure storage space so you can use them when you stay but guests cannot access them.
How much could I earn?
Short lets can generate a healthy and considerable income for a period of availability as they offer travellers an alternative to staying in hotels and at higher night rates compared to longer-term rentals. Income will depend on several factors that drive demand such as the season, pricing, quality and features of the property, location, of course, availability, size and supply in the area. Learn more about income.