10 Tips for Managing Rental Properties Successfully

So, you know the basics of managing rental properties. You’ve spoken to all the right people and took on all the advice to help you understand the basics involved to help you get through it. But wouldn’t it be better to manage a rental property successfully rather than just getting by? Here at Cavendish Peaks, understanding the basics is just the beginning. We believe managing rental properties can only be done one way, and that is the right way. This month I’m going to give you the top 10 tips for successfully managing rental properties, so grab a cup of tea, get comfortable, and let me talk you through it step by step.

Where to begin, well, let’s start from the top.


Tip 1 – Secure yourself a property and get it in good nick

I know it seems obvious! But sometimes, we can get ideas into our heads without first covering the basics. Find yourself the right property, and be sure you can have any work that needs doing completed. Remember, this property will be rented out, so securing it and getting it in good repair is critical and will save you a lot of time and effort in the future, trust me.


Tip 2 – What are your expectations?

You’ve got the property, the work has been completed, so what are your expectations? Before your property is listed, it is essential to set up your rental costs. Our home property management team is on hand to help you with this. Rental fees need to be carefully researched and calculated. There is no point taking the cost of the mortgage and some bills and then adding 20% (this is how some residential and home property management companies reach a figure). Instead, a more accurate and fair price can be achieved through research and asking the right questions.

What is the average income in the area? Although this seems irrelevant, it is a crucial factor that needs to be taken into account. Your property sits within an area, so it is vital to keep it realistic and consider the surroundings.

What is the average rental price? Again this is another valuable piece of information for managing rental properties as it will help you come up with a baseline price rather than just picking numbers from the sky. Rightmove and Zoopla can be a great help in finding the most up-to-date average rental prices.

What is the size of an average family in the area? I can hear you saying it. “Why does that matter”? Well, it’s simple. Considering the size of an average family gives an insight into what kind of area the property is based. These statistics can then be used when advertising and provide some much-needed information to potential renters.

What makes the area unique? Be sure to list all the qualities of the area. Does it boast beautiful views? Are there train and bus lines allowing for an easy commute? Does the property offer off-road parking? What is special about the local bars, restaurants, and attractions? These questions will enable you to charge extra, so they are worth taking the time to research.


Tip 3 – What do you want from a tenant?

The simple answer to this question would be a reliable and trustworthy individual, but when we look into this question a little deeper, there are many different answers. Remember, it is illegal to discriminate against tenants, but you will have a better chance of finding the perfect individual(s) if you consider these few simple characteristics. Our home property management team is specially trained in ensuring only the most relevant and legal questions are asked.

Set a minimum income cap – This should be based on repayment costs and the costs of living.

Employment requirements – Do you prefer your tenets to be employed to ensure payment security?

Credit checks – This is not an unacceptable request. Credit checks have to be done to secure a mortgage and most things today so asking a tenant to complete a credit check is not unreasonable if you prefer to have that extra bit of guarantee.

How do you feel about smokers? – The best property management companies are a definitive no on smokers, so this is entirely your choice but remember the number of smokers in the UK is declining, with only around 14% smoking today. In my opinion, saying no is always the best option. It reduces the risk of discolouration to decor, prevents your property from smelling of smoke, and, most importantly, ensures the safety of your property and its tenets.

Have they rented a property before? If not, this does not mean they are not suitable tenants. It could simply mean they have chosen you as their first residency. If they have rented properties before, many residential property management companies will ask for references from previous landlords.


Tip 4 – Advertising

Now that everything is in order, we can begin advertising! We will post your property anywhere that is suitable. The more exposure, the better. Some sites may charge for you to advertise, but it will be worth it in the long run. As they say, you have to spend money to make money. Advertisements can be posted online, in newspapers, and on social media. The possibilities today are endless.


Tip 5 – What makes them a good tenant?

Now, this can be a tricky one. How do you know this individual will be a good tenant when you don’t know them at all? There are several things that you can and cannot ask today when interviewing potential tenants. Luckily our home property management team has the knowledge and experience to know what is acceptable and what isn’t. As a company, we believe in some cases, a rental questionnaire is the best start. All the questions are pre-written and can help to avoid deterring from the right question. Questions to avoid involve; race, personal information, disabilities, and family size, as these questions could cause a great deal of offense. However, questions about employment status, references, any requirements they may have, and any former landlords are entirely acceptable when asked correctly.


Tip 6 – The contracts

We will ensure you have a contract that is fair, legally binding, and up to date. Your contract will include all terms and conditions, costs and payment dates, details on maintenance and eviction process if the worst should happen. Although it is possible to write this agreement up yourself, I highly recommend hiring one of our professionals to do this for you to ensure any details are not missed. We can provide this service within a package tailored to you. Once an appropriate contract has been drawn up, this can then be reviewed with your tenant.


Tip 7 – Keep in touch

So that’s it there in! But that doesn’t mean we should just leave it there. Visiting the property a couple of times a year (being sure to give plenty of notice in writing) can be beneficial to both the home property management company and the tenant. Our visit will allow them to discuss any maintenance that needs completing, repairs, faults, and generally just allowing for a catch-up and express any concerns they may have from the tenant’s side. From our side, we can check the state of the property, ensure all aspects of the property are being taken care of, no damages have been incurred, the tenant is not subletting (this is a lot more common than you would think), and your tenant is just genuinely happy and content all on your behalf.


Tip 8 – Collecting rent

Nobody likes to chase anyone for payments, so ensuring we have a correct and secure rent transfer system is crucial. This can be done in many ways, including standing orders and cheques, but whichever you choose is entirely up to you. If the cost of rent needs to be raised, we will be sure to give your tenant plenty of notice in writing. Enforcing a late payment fee can be highly beneficial. Although it sounds harsh, it provides the incentive not to allow rent to go unpaid for any period of time. This is your business, after all. We will ensure the late fee policy is clearly stated within the contract from the very beginning.


Tip 9 – Eviction

This word sends shivers down everyone’s spine, including mine. But unfortunately, these things happen. As much as an individual dosnt want to be evicted, in some instances, this is the only solution, but that dosnt make it any easier for the landlord. Being familiar with local laws on eviction is hugely beneficial and will prevent you from running into any complications. We will ensure we give official notice and the eviction is filed through the court as this will prevent you from running into any problems. Do not accept any payment while the eviction is being processed. Taking payment could cause issues for the whole process, and be sure not to break any rules.


Tip 10 – Finding the best property management companies

So that brings us to tip number 10. What do you need to look for when choosing a residential property management company? You need someone reliable, enforceable, and yet is easy to approach and communicate with. They must take on the responsibilities, the burdens and be genuinely passionate about what they do. They must have the best connections in the industry that will save you time and money while maintaining positive and good relationships with vendors at all times.

Managing rental properties can be highly stressful and time-consuming. You must be on hand 24 hours a day to handle any issues that may arise. Cavendish Peaks ensure we are on the same page as our clients, from everything to tenant selection criteria to handling any matters and issues. With a vast amount of experience under our belts, we know what is needed to manage rental properties and manage rental properties successfully, making us one of the best property management companies to date. Get in touch today today on 0114 437 2473.

With UK Holidays Making a Return, Could You Benefit from Professional Holiday Let Management?

British holidays are back on the horizon again – and understandably so! With many people experiencing a year and a half away from being able to go for the odd break, it makes sense that the British seaside and countryside holiday scene is going to really start booming again. In fact, if you own a property that you’d like to set up for holidaymakers, now really might be the best time to take full advantage. 

The fact is, British holidays are likely to spike in interest once full lockdown measures are released. While these may change at any time given the ongoing nature of the pandemic, it is very likely you are going to be seeing more people searching for holiday lets in your area. If you’re looking to make passive income from your property, but don’t necessarily have the time to apply yourself to the daily juggles, it might be time to reach out to experts in holiday home management!


Summer’s Here – Get Letting!

That famous British summer has never deterred holidaymakers before – and given the fact that there are still holiday embargoes up in the air, it makes sense that people will be flocking to the coast and country to spend some much-needed time out of the rat race. Can you really blame them?

Getting a property up and ready to let can take a lot of time and effort. This is especially the case if you are completely new to letting or taking on tenants in any shape or form. There’s upkeep, promotions, and now, you have additional measures to oversee in light of COVID-19. If you are already running a full-time job elsewhere, it makes sense to delegate some of these duties to an expert!

At Cavendish Peaks, we understand that some landlords and letters can struggle, initially, to release control of their property management to holiday home management companies. It’s your property – it is only natural that you are going to want or need to retain some of the oversight.

We make sure to work closely with you to take on as much or as little of the holiday home management as you demand. Therefore, if you do still want to take on the lion’s share of the work – but wouldn’t mind a bit of help with the nitty gritty – all you have to do is get in touch with our specialists.


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How Holiday Rental Management Can Help

Holiday rentals can bring in a lot of passive income when managed properly, however, they can see a lot of comings and goings. That means you are likely going to need to make sure your property looks the part from one tenant to the next. In the height of summer, that might mean you need to turn the cleaning and presentation round in a matter of days – if not hours!

What’s more, you’re going to need to keep a close eye on how your rentals are performing online, too. With AirBnB being a huge platform for holiday home lettings in the modern age, it really does pay to know your way around the app, and to know what people are likely looking for from their perfect holiday rentals – beyond the usual, of course!

It’s hard to know exactly where to start when you are having to tackle all of this on your own! Therefore, make a point to get in touch with an experienced team of property managers that knows its way around even the busiest of rental areas. Cavendish Peaks’ specialist knowledge extends beyond traditional property lets, meaning that we can easily turn holiday tenancies around for you as quick as a flash – with the confidence you require.

Best of all, it really is time and hassle off your plate – meaning you have more time to make money from your let, and to go ahead and enjoy the sunshine on your own!


Contact Holiday Rental Experts

The holiday let management team at Cavendish Peaks are here to make sure that your holiday home reaches the right people – and that you can rest easy knowing that the nitty gritty has been carefully taken care of.

If you’re looking around at top holiday home management companies and aren’t sure which are likely to work best for you – why not get in touch with our team for a quick chat?

Let us know how we can help you make the most of your holiday let – so you can maybe get away on a break of your own!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Short Term Rental Management

In this month’s guide, I’m going to talk you through all the do’s and don’ts of short-term rental management, managing short-term rentals, and the key factors to help you achieve not just successful but positive short let management results. I will also include several tips and tricks here and there that I feel will benefit you and help you thrive in the world of short-term rental management.

What is Short Term Rental Management?

So, let’s start at the beginning. What is short-term rental management? With popularity growing around platforms such as Sykes Cottages, Booking.com, and of course Airbnb, it is no surprise that the demand for short-term rental has skyrocketed over the last few years. Previously, the minimum stay on a property was limited to 7 days and five days in some rare cases. Today, individuals can book a stay for as little as one night, making short-term rental precisely what it says on the tin, rentals for only a short amount of time.

Short-term rentals also offer a different type of property. Gone are the days when property rentals only consisted of hotel rooms or apartments. Today, properties differ from small one-bedroom apartments to whole houses. Some even offer the option of outdoor spaces such as tents and teepees. Properties are now advertised on a “you get what you pay for basis.” Meaning that if you pay £15 per night, you expect to have £15 per night facilities. Making us less surprised when we walk into a property that hasn’t been renovated for the last 15 years and is in need of some TLC and updating; however, nowadays, we completely understand that we get what we pay for.

The Do’s

When opting for short-term rental management, always seek out the advice of a qualified and knowledgeable professional. They will help you weigh up the pros and cons in fine detail while ensuring you understand the benefits and risks. It is best to go into a business venture with as much information about the financial and legal implications as possible. Even if you think you know it all, it never hurts to know just a little bit more!

Always consider your location. Think about when you first bought the property, or if you are buying the property to rent out to short-term guests, be sure to find an area that will be a perfect match for you and your guests. After all, it is your property, don’t forget! Is it close to the town center? Is there a train station or regular bus routes nearby? If opting for a quieter, more peaceful location, is it suitable for those wanting to unwind and relax but maybe partake in some outdoor activities? Once you have found the perfect property in a prime location that can offer exactly what you and your future guests require, be sure to showcase these qualities. Don’t be shy! The more people know about your short-term rental, the better!

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The Don’ts

Now for the don’ts. You wouldn’t buy a car without first doing some basic research. This is no different. Don’t be tempted to post your listing without first doing the proper research. Choosing a verified and credible website to showcase your property will make the difference between it becoming an ultimate success and its flopping and essentially failing.

Positive guest reviews should not be underestimated. As with most things now, everything can be reviewed and researched through the click of a button. Ensuring your guests have a positive and enjoyable stay with help you to thrive. Happy clients make for happy reviews. Keep everywhere clean, fresh, and tidy, and don’t be afraid to do some research into amenities that most guests look for in a listing. This can vary from easy access to public transport to something as small as having a hairdryer on site. Racking up as many 5 star reviews as possible depends on you providing what the people want. Don’t give anyone a reason to leave a bad review.

Never lie! No one wants to be told they’re staying somewhere with high-speed, super fast broadband to arrive and be greeted by the age-old dial-up technology. If you don’t offer it, don’t list it. Having someone scroll past your property for lack of amenities is better than them posting a bad review because you stretched the truth.

The Advantages of Short-term Rental Management

Short-term rental property management offers a wide range of advantages. Short-term rental allows you to rent out your space to different individuals every day of the week, offering a great deal of flexibility and ensuring a steady and guaranteed income.

Short-term rental gives you the opportunity to rent out your own home or second home without the usual minimum six-month rental contract. Making short-term managing rentals much easier for you to allow yourself some time in the year to visit and stay in your property. Also, if you travel a lot, it can be worrying leaving a property vacant for a number of weeks or even months; however, short let management means someone will be staying at your property, making it less of a target for thieves and vandals. Another positive to short-term rental is the maintenance of the property itself. Rather than the property left for prolonged periods, guests are able to stay and make regular use of the boiler, appliances and keep everything ticking over, making it less likely to deteriorate. This can be especially beneficial in the colder months as regular use of hot water facilities can prevent pipes from freezing and bursting.

Having regular lodges while your property is unoccupied also deters away rodents and pests. Around 82% of homes in Britain have all experienced having at least one unwelcomed mouse within their home, so it is not uncommon. However, if a property is occupied, regularly cleaned, and has plenty of human activity inside, pests and mice are less likely to nest within the property and move on to vacant and empty spaces.

Having a clean and ventilated property is critical when renting out a property, so it is essential to have someone on board who is confident, efficient, and above all else, trustworthy when it comes to managing short-term rentals. Properties have to be cleaned between each client; this is basic 101 of short-let management. The property needs to be inspected for any damage, vandalism and above all else needs to be kept to a high standard of hygiene while staying in line with current health and safety guidelines. Luckily we can take care of all this, ensuring you have one less thing to worry about.

Short-term rental is also a great way to meet new people and discover different walks of life. Although you may never come face to face with each other, there is still a great deal of communication that goes on, and receiving constructive criticism can help you improve what you offer to others in the future. So keep in mind that constructive criticism is not always negative.

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The Disadvantages of Short-term Rental Management

Although there are many advantages to short-term rental management, it doesn’t come without its disadvantages, like most things in life. Don’t let this deter you! I am simply just pointing out these few negativities to make you aware of what to keep an eye out for.

Now, although renting out your property short-term will guarantee you an income that will essentially pay for the property and enable you to benefit from a profit, it is worth considering the costs that will still be incurred. Electricity, gas, water rates, wifi, etc, will still all likely be used by your guests in your absence, so it is essential to consider these costs when opting for short-term rental and how some individuals will use more hot water or watch the T.V more than others.

When inviting strangers into your home, you are more at risk of your property becoming damaged, towels going missing, or in rare occasions some disturbance being reported. Ensuring you have iron-clad contracts in place and knowing your rights is half the battle if the worst ever does come to happen. Also, being sure to be up to date with all health and safety regulations, fire regulations, making sure the property is safe, i.e. no loose carpets on the stairs, etc, and keeping it free from leaks, drafts and hazards can be challenging to keep up with, however, for the safety of you and others, it is 100% worth it.

Managing short-term rentals can be challenging at times, but with the right help, advice, and assistance, we can help you achieve, thrive, and even enjoy what the world of short-term rentals has to offer and all of the benefits. Get in touch today on 0114 437 2473.

Managing Short Term Rentals: Should You Call in the Experts?

As a landlord, you will likely already have a plan of action in mind for making passive income from your property. You may be considering long term lets and rentals, or you may instead be focusing on short term hire. Short term lets can be very lucrative, especially with the holidaymaker market, meaning it could be a viable opportunity for you. However – is managing short term rentals really as simple as it seems?

Short term rental management is, as mentioned, a great way to drum up some extra income. However, if you are new to developing and letting property, what you may not realise is that there is actually a fair amount of work that goes into even the shortest or smallest of rental setups. With that in mind – why should you consider approaching the experts for guidance and support?


Short Term Rental Management Takes Genuine Effort

Yes, over time, it’s possible that you will be able to run a holiday property on let without much intervention or oversight. That, of course, is the goal for all kinds of passive income opportunities! However, with short term management, you’re likely to need to keep a close eye on things.

It’s arguable that while long term rental management may not always be as lucrative as short term lets, it is likely to require less intervention from you, at least initially. Short term lets mean you are going to need to communicate with more tenants, more often, and it also means you need to effectively reset your property for each new client.

As you may imagine, if you need to undertake a deep clean, it’s going to take you genuine time and effort to set things back up again. While it may seem as though you can run let after let one after the other, if you’re handling it all yourself, you’re going to need to put some serious time aside to keep things running.

Short term let management services can take over this demand for you. They can effectively keep your lets running from one to the other, communicating with clients and making sure that there are minimal gaps between new rental periods.

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Making the Most of Your Revenue

If it’s your first time running any kind of let, it may not be too obvious right away how you can expect to make maximum revenue. Are you letting your property at too high or too low a rate? Are you spending too much money simply preparing and managing your property? You may be taking time away from your day job to manage your let, too, which of course means you are losing money on that front, too.

With a short let management team, you can be sure that your property or properties are making you as much money as possible. Expert let management operators understand how to market and promote lets to the right people, as well as how to price them up effectively.

Experts in let management will also show you how you can minimise expenditure legally and effectively. It is never a good idea to look for shortcuts when you owe a duty of care to people who rent from you. Therefore – instead of potentially risking your reputation and the comfort of your tenants, make sure you are in touch with seasoned management experts.


More Time For You

Crucially, taking into account all of the above, working with a team to help you in managing short term rentals means you will have more time and availability for other projects, lines of income and more besides. Effectively, it could mean the difference between you having to give up work to manage your properties and being able to balance everything in tandem. That means you’re going to boost revenue and relieve stress.

Cavendish Peaks’ seasoned short let managers have years of experience in helping to run, manage and maintain holiday and quick rental properties of all shapes and sizes. We understand what the general market is looking for in terms of short lets and quick stays. What’s more, we know the main pressure points for landlords – and how to effectively help you ease off for your own sanity and revenue increase!

Therefore, if you are interested in managing a short term let portfolio, or if you are struggling to keep track of your existing setup, do reach out to Cavendish Peaks for a free consultation. It’s time to start focusing on really making that income passive – and for help with managing short term rentals, we’re the team to trust.

How to be an Airbnb host – The ultimate guide

In this Airbnb hosting guide, I will explain the different aspects of renting out your space, starting with how we can help you to become an Airbnb host, the possible challenges a host faces and how we can help you to overcome them, the advantages, and how we can help you to be the best host you can be. I’ll also throw in some Airbnb host tips and help along the way.

What is an Airbnb host?

We all love nothing more than to get away for a few days and enjoy other parts of the world. Accommodation is high on the list of priorities when organizing a holiday, but instead of the corporate and clinical places we usually stay, wouldn’t it be nice to stay somewhere that’s a home from home? There is a host behind every overnight stay, and I don’t mean the one who stands at reception waiting to greet you with a smile. I’m talking about a real person just like you who can give you the details you need to check-in and feel at home. Depending on the experience requested, the level of interaction guests have with hosts varies. This can range from eating dinner together to not seeing each other at all. While anyone can be a host, some people lack the available time to be a suitable host. Here I will share how we can host professionally and responsibly on your behalf, providing a tailored experience for your guests.

How we can help you become an Airbnb host – Registering your space

Becoming an Airbnb host is quite simple, though it requires registering your property on the Airbnb website. It is important the details are accurate and correct. A questionnaire about what kind of place you are listing needs completing, including things such as whether your space is a house, apartment or even a unique space, and how many guests your place is suitable for. We can fill this out efficiently and accurately on your behalf. We provide as much accurate information as possible – your guests will not thank you for bending the truth. It’s important to state how much space the guests will have when they arrive. Will they have the whole place, a private room or a shared bedroom? Guests need to know whether areas are communal or private, so again, be honest. Also, it should be stated if any of your personal belongings will be inside the property if it is not set up primarily for guests. Next is how many guests your space can accommodate and how the sleeping arrangements will work.

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How to become an Airbnb host – Showcase your space

Now all of the important questions are out of the way our next step is to showcase your space! Have you ever sold a property before? The same principles apply. Make sure the area is light, fresh, and clean. All beds should be made and make the space as clutter-free as possible. Be sure to capture as much detail as possible – this can be anything from the view out of the window to the quirky decor. We can help you to capture good quality photographs which will help your listing stand out and create the effect you desire. Many hosts hire a professional cleaner, however our service includes cleaning between guests to provide peace of mind. Hiring a professional will help you keep on top of things and will pay off in the long run.

How to become an Airbnb host – Airbnb hosting help

Don’t forget to get familiar with your local laws. Some cities have stringent rules on becoming a host, while others are a lot less strict. These policies are often part of the city’s zoning codes, so be sure to do some research before you go live.
Determining a fee for your Airbnb guests can be difficult, but a simple solution is by looking at listings similar to yours that are close to your area. The competitor listings should be of similar size, with a similar number of bedrooms and bathrooms. We can advise an appropriate fee to help ensure your property is competitive in your local area to lure your guests in with your affordable prices while still making you money. Decide on a reasonable cancellation period, which will be stated clearly on your page.

Airbnb hosting guide – A guide to being the host with the most

We all like to make people feel welcome when they enter our home, so when your home also becomes your business, how can you be sure to offer the same standard of welcomeness on a regular basis? Here is how we do it.

First things first, communicating with your guests before they arrive for their stay is vital. As their Airbnb host, they rely on you to be honest and trustworthy about the area in which they are staying, the home, the facilities, and most importantly, yourself. Being direct with your guests from the off makes for a good relationship. Managing people’s expectations makes for happy guests. We can take care of communication with your guests in a friendly and professional manner.

Provide flexible check-in and out times. Everyone has run into some sort of delay when traveling. However, we cannot control this; offering more flexible arrival times will allow your guests to travel stress-free, meaning they will arrive full of cheer and excitement. Flexible check-out times are always appreciated, meaning guests can leave as stress-free as when they first arrived. And we aren’t afraid to welcome new faces, we have had lots of positive experiences in greeting guests.

It’s always nice when you arrive somewhere and see a simple welcome note or tea and coffee facilities, so be sure to do that little bit extra for your guests. It doesn’t have to cost. Providing extra blankets when it’s cold or the option of a fan if it’s hot goes along way. We ensure everything is set out how it should be in order to set those important good first impressions.

Provide plenty of information on how to use electrical equipment, ovens, etc. It will be a great help to your guests. Offer some details on the area, should they want to venture on a walk or need to visit a local supermarket. Remember, always provide details of the nearest A&E department, doctors, vets, and dentists just in case your guests should run into any bother.

We will make sure the home is up to the advertised specification and clean before your guests arrive. When we hand over the keys and some information, we will always be ready to greet your guests at the door with a smile and be helpful with anything they might need. As part of effective communication with your guests, we don’t forget people will want their own space and be allowed to enjoy their holiday at their speed.

This Airbnb hosting help will enable you to get off on the right foot with your guests, but there is one major factor that must never be overlooked – cleanliness. Having a clean home is vital when having guests.

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Airbnb hosting help – Risks on being an Airbnb host

As exciting and friendly as being an Airbnb host is, it is not without its risks. As with running any business, health and safety must be critical when hosting. If you notice the hinge on one of your cupboard doors is becoming loose, or that bit of carpet on the stairs is beginning to lift, get it fixed! Leaving small things like these is the difference between your guests leaving happy and your guests leaving injured. Renting your home to strangers can be a risk, but it can be a safe and pleasant one if done correctly.

The benefits of becoming an Airbnb host

While we have spoken about the risks and worries of becoming an Airbnb host, there are also some fantastic benefits. An Airbnb guest can use any habitable room in your home. Some hosts now even rent out garden space with tents. You will discover that everybody is different and they all choose to stay in various styles of accommodation whether it be; a single room, double room, loft, basement, whole house or as we said even a tent in the garden and with hosts not having to pay anything for posting their listing on Airbnb it is just one of the many benefits.

Hosts can set their own prices and fees for guests and state what is and is not included in these fees. Hosting offers a great deal of flexibility. You decide when your property is available and when it isn’t, allowing you to have more time for yourself and your family.

There’s a lot to consider when becoming an Airbnb host, but there is equally so much you can get out of inviting people into your space. Everyone deserves to have a pleasant stay wherever they go, and ensuring you provide this will help you excel in the Airbnb hosting world.

So be the reason someone smiles today. Following these steps helps us to be the best host on your behalf.

How to Increase Bookings on AirBnB with Letting Management

Do you have a property that you are keen to let through AirBnB? Maybe you’re new to the platform and aren’t sure how to optimise your bookings for the best. Knowing how to increase bookings on AirBnB, or at least how to boost AirBnB bookings so that you make a regular passive income, is something that is going to take time to learn on your own. That’s why it makes sense to have someone onside who can help to manage all your potential bookings for you.

Cavendish Peaks offers an end-to-end AirBnB management service. This means that we take as much or as little of the reins for your letting as you wish. But how do we get more AirBnB bookings for our clients? Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of hiring a management team.

Showing You at Your Best

One of the best reasons to invest in an AirBnB management service lies in the fact that you’ll hire experts who know how to dress up and maintain a property. With years of experience in helping to maintain and run properties to let through AirBnB, you can be sure that our team knows more than a thing or two about how to properly prepare and audit a property so that it looks its best.

Marketing properties for AirBnB is largely about presentation. Yes, you might have everything people want on paper, but when it comes to boosting your bookings, one of the best things you can do is put up a great first impression. If you want to know how to increase bookings on AirBnB for the long term, then you really need to focus on setting up a great-looking pad.

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Managing Your Brand

Managing an AirBnB property is not just all about answering emails or making sure that your property is clean and tidy from top to bottom. After all, in this day and age, you need to ‘be your brand’ online. This means you are going to need to actively switch on and manage your property 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While letting on AirBnB is likely to get you passive income in the long run, you really cannot be passive about ensuring your clients and customers are happy.

Therefore, by passing over AirBnB management duties to an expert third party, you are making sure that customer and guest needs are adhered to across the board. This means that there’s no longer any need for you to worry about finding time in your hectic schedule to be your brand. An active brand is one that’s always likely to pull in the guests, which means you really should make a point to embody your property. If you don’t have the time or the ability, then you could do well getting in touch with experts who can manage everything for you.

By using our experts, your property will be listed on several portals and synchronised – this eliminates the mistake of double booking which can often come from trying to manage multiple platforms yourself manually, and also ensures that your prices are always consistent across platforms.

Knowing What Customers Are Looking For

If there is one sure fire way to ensure you get more AirBnB bookings, it’s to watch what other property letters do. What is it that makes your property appealing to potential bookers? Can you take inspiration from similar lettings in your area? While it makes sense to be as unique as possible, you really are going to need to play to your property’s strengths. That means keeping a close eye on how the competition is faring.

Again, if you are unable to manage this side of letting yourself, don’t worry. Cavendish Peaks can and will do all the research for you. This means instead of having to worry about constantly keeping tabs on letting movements in the local area, you can request that an experienced manager handle such concerns for you.

Cavendish Peaks won’t just prepare your property, we will manage it at each step of the AirBnB letting journey. That means you can continue to work as you wish – and that you can benefit from genuinely passive income.

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If you are considering setting up a property to let through AirBnB or want to know more about how to increase the booking potential for your let, now is the time to get in touch with experts at Cavendish Peaks.

If you’d like to know more about how to increase bookings on airbnb and getting the most out of your lettings, a friendly member of our team will happily help find the best route towards AirBnB success that you can rely on for years to come. Call us now or email us to book a free consultation.

Looking for the Best Airbnb Management Company?

For property owners and developers up and down the UK, Airbnb has proven to be an amazing resource. It’s never been easier for people to search for open homes and apartments that they can simply book into and arrive at with very short notice. Great for business, holiday breaks and more, there are plenty of reasons why the app is such a big deal. It’s also a good reason why any developer worth their salt should look for the best Airbnb management company around!

At Cavendish Peaks, we are proud to offer complete management of Airbnb properties, offering as much or as little oversight as you demand. Managing a listing on the app may seem simple enough, but if letting a property is only your secondary line of income, it can be tricky to balance everyday life and other commitments.

Let’s take a closer look at why hiring the best Airbnb management service just makes sense as a property owner in the UK.


Property Preparation

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Preparing Airbnb properties correctly is vital. This is especially the case in a post COVID-19 world, where exceptional hygiene and meticulous standards will be expected by all of your potential guests. Just as you would list a holiday home through a private estate agency or otherwise, Airbnb demands that you put your best home forward.

At Cavendish Peaks, we will meticulously manage your property so that it is Airbnb ready. We will help you to meet all of the app’s expectations, so you tick all of the relevant boxes. What’s more, we will help you to balance your property over time, so that you can be sure your guests always get that fantastic holiday or business breakaway standard.

Preparing a property for Airbnb renters is more than just giving things a quick clean and a vacuum. This is an app where users vote with their experiences, clear for all to see. Therefore, offering the best possible service really should be at the top of your agenda.


Guest Support

If you are unable to attend to guests physically or manually yourself, then it makes sense to ask for help from the best Airbnb management company in your local area. The team at Cavendish Peaks will ensure that guest concerns and queries are met and attended to.

Essentially, we offer a helpful midpoint of interaction between you and any potential guests. This means that you can rely on us to address queries and to keep you up to speed on everything that they expect from you as property letters and owners.

Supporting your guests can be difficult if you are new to letting through Airbnb. That’s why it really will not hurt to reach out to experienced holiday or business property lettings experts for advice. Consider us your midpoint concierges, helping all parties in the Airbnb chain.


Maximising Your Investment

All in all, the purpose of the best Airbnb management service is to ensure that you are making the most of your property investment. The success of your Airbnb rental depends just as much on the standard of service you offer just as much as it does the actual style and position of your let. People who rent through Airbnb expect their properties to offer exactly what they are looking for.

This means you may need the help of an Airbnb management team who can help you keep your listings clear, concise, and on-message. Our experts will even help to check guests in and out, handle feedback, and help you to resolve any concerns.

Crucially, managing an Airbnb on your own means that you are juggling a lot of different plates. Why take on all of that work yourself?

Many Airbnb property owners choose a management service as it means that they have more time to actively manage their portfolios and to continue building investments. Naturally, you want to ensure that all of your guests receive a spectacular service and standard of care. However, if you are spread fairly thin, that isn’t always going to be easy to attend to day after day.


Hire the Team

Cavendish Peaks is here to act as the best Airbnb management service on your behalf. Whether you need help preparing a property for Airbnb, or if you’d like to make sure that your customer demands are always met on an autonomous basis, there is absolutely no harm in delegating.

For the best Airbnb management company with reliable and honest advice, contact Cavendish Peaks now to set up a plan of action – call us on 0114 437 2473, or email info@cavendishpeaks.com.

Why Use a Serviced Apartment Company?

The market and demand for serviced apartments in the UK are growing. With more and more professionals looking for stylish, inclusive places to stay while travelling for business, it stands to reason that there needs to be more companies offering luxury, high quality standards up and down the country. For landlords and property owners, hiring a serviced apartment company may be a great insight into appealing to a very specific market.

Serviced apartment companies like Cavendish Peaks manage properties in their entirety. The work of a host, landlord or property manager alone can already be complex. When considering servicing arrangements, however, there are multiple new contracts you need to balance.

Let’s take a closer look at why setting up with a serviced accommodation company may help you reach the right people, no matter where you may set up.


All Paperwork Handled

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One of the first and most obvious benefits to hiring a serviced apartment company lies in the lack of paperwork hassle. If you are just starting to set up serviced accommodation, you may already know that balancing and monitoring bookings and rent can be incredibly time consuming.

Servicing an apartment is more than just letting out a luxury space to a professional in search of a business hotel. It is a case of setting up concierge services, arranging deep cleaning, and making sure that all monies collect and transfer in a manner that parties expect.

Cavendish Peaks takes as much or as little control as you demand when it comes to servicing apartments. Whether you already have accommodation set up or if you are considering new opportunities, we will always be happy to help.


Promotions and Listings

Of course, hiring the support of an experienced serviced apartments business also means you will receive guidance and backing with promotions and marketing. Just as a landlord or property developer may rely on an estate agency to help market and promote their houses and apartments, Cavendish Peaks can offer a managed portfolio to serviced clients, too.

This means you can delegate all of the marketing concerns – from Airbnb management and other online listings to complete inventory control – to our team. We understand that serviced apartment owners will often have to attend to their own daily pressures and concerns. Managing a serviced apartment can be a full time job, especially when it comes to promotions and making sure that their property remains up to standard.

This means that you can be sure our team of experts will reach out to relevant, receptive markets for professionals who want and need to book into luxury stays. If you are unsure where to start when it comes to reaching out to the right people who may be interested in your accommodation, it makes perfect sense to ask for help from leading apartment property management companies in your area.


Maintaining That Luxury Look

serviced apartment company property sheffieldIf there is one element that runs common across all serviced apartments and accommodation, it is that professionals expect a luxury standard.

Whether they are staying for one night or several, a serviced apartment is designed to offer maximum comfort and opulence, as well as complete peace of mind. Clients and professionals will pay for the privilege of the finest furnishings, city views, and convenient links into their chosen locales.

Serviced apartment companies like Cavendish Peaks, with years of experience in the trade, understand what luxury guests will be looking for. This means that there needs to be a meticulous eye for detail in the upkeep of an apartment, not just in ensuring that all the relevant paperwork is filed.

Once again, this is another pressure that many apartment owners will gladly do without. Therefore, it again makes sense to reach out to a serviced accommodation company who can set up long-term plans to keep your guests satisfied.


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Are you interested in taking your serviced accommodation to the next level? Make sure to reach out to the team at Cavendish Peaks for more information. You can be as involved as you’d like, and we even offer a remote property management service so we can offer our service to the whole of the UK.

Please either contact us directly through our online form, or call us for a quick, free consultation. Call 0114 437 2473 to speak to our team. Let us help you find the long-term relief and growth opportunities you deserve.

Is My Property Suitable for Serviced Accommodation?

So, is my property suitable? Letting out your property as serviced accommodation is a great way to make a passive income whilst retaining the flexibility you need. However, it’s important that your property meets the needs of those you are looking to let to. There are a few things to keep in mind:


First and foremost, is your property located in a suitable area? To be considered for serviced accommodation, it should usually be within easy walking distance of town or city ameneties. There are exceptions of course, such as those advertised specifically for rural areas, but it’s important for business clients to be within easy reach of the third party facilities and high-value areas they have come for. City centre apartments are always preferable and command the highest prices.


There is little point in advertising as serviced accommodation if you’re lacking the basics. Cooking and laundry appliances are a must, but it’s important to have more to offer. Think of what you use at home: that’s what you’re looking to have here. Good WiFi and a television are critical, as is an iron and board. Nice-to-haves include a hoover, heater and dehumidifier. Remember, you’re advertising to be better than a hotel room.


You can have all the above and still find your property is unsuitable. Dilapidaed and worn properties in need of some TLC will need to be renevated before letting (Cavendish Peaks can help here!) and all properties need to offer that homely feel. That green 1970s bathrrom suite with the high flush you think will do, because it works, won’t fly. Think modern, comfortable and above all, clean.

If you’re unsure if your property is suitable, get in touch today and we will come and let you know!

The benefits of serviced accommodation over hotels

Hotels are good at what they do: short term accommodation at the most basic level for the average traveller. You get a bed, a roof over your head (always a plus in our opinion!) and some very basic ameneties. But that’s about where it ends.

If you want to eat, you have to use a restaurant or buy food ready to eat. If you want to wash your clothes, you have to rely on and usually pay for a shared laundry room… if the hotel even has one! And if you have nothing to do in the evening, you’re limited to whatever entertainment ameneties the hotel has to offer, which are typically few and far between.

Serviced accommodation is a much better option for slightly longer stays or for the more independent traveller. Properties managed by Cavendish Peaks will typically have all the comforts of home: an oven, a fridge, a microwave, washing machine, TV & broadband to name but a few. Why limit yourself to hotel ameneties if you’re in an unfamiliar city?

You’ll get more space for the things that matter to you. Serviced apartments have dedicated dining areas with real kitchen appliances; not only can you host business meetings at your dining table, but you can host a gathering and impress those representatives you’re here to win over! The higher quality and more residential feel will be welcomed by all, and your privacy is much more assured.

And it’s not as expensive as you think. Serviced accommodation is designed for longer stays than a hotel, but that makes it cheaper for its purpose. In fact it’s up to 20% cheaper than a comparable hotel for a similar stay!