A Guide to Renting Out your Holiday Home

If you are lucky enough to own a holiday home in the West Country, or any other part of the UK, you will no doubt be aware that you can rent the property out for the times when it is not in use, and if you plan to do that, here are a few tips.

  • Marketing – You could register with an online platform like Airbnb, which will put your listing out to reach many potential customers, and if you prefer to outsource the rental, talk to an experienced property management company, as they would be happy to market the property on your behalf.

  • Property Maintenance and Guest CareThere are domestic cleaners in Plymouth who will clean the property prior to guests arriving, and they would also resupply the home of essentials such as clean towels and bedding, ensuring that everything is ready when the guests arrive. A local builder would be happy to carry out building inspections and repair anything that needs attention.

  • Screening Tenants – Unfortunately, you do have to screen potential guests, to ensure that your property will be treated with respect, and should you decide to use a property management company, they would screen all potential guests on your behalf.

  • Peak Periods – If you and your family are fine with holidaying outside of the peak summer months, this is a time when your property could be occupied most of the time, and should that be the case, you can expect to make a tidy profit, even after all your expenses are deducted.

Many holiday home owners rent their property in the holiday season, as this gives them a considerable supplemental income.