Lay My Hat home page Lay My Hat Forum
The forum for holiday rental owners


 
  FAQFAQ    SearchSearch    MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups    RegisterRegister  
  ProfileProfile    Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 

Letting companies that allow you to find your own bookings?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Lay My Hat Forum Index ->
Just starting out
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Chinadogs



Joined: 23 Jul 2017
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Letting companies that allow you to find your own bookings? Reply with quote

Hi there - I'm new and could do with a bit of hand holding please.

My first query is that I've seen the same property on AirB&B and Sykes, I assume that this is permitted?

Are there any other agencies that let you do your own thing as well as use their services?

TIA, Gill
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 729
Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are, and we had a contract with one for unlimited owner bookings.

The agency sacked us when we started to take our own bookings and would not enter into any dialogue after their letter arrived telling us we were off their books.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chinadogs



Joined: 23 Jul 2017
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks - would that mean that there is a difference between owner bookings as in family and friends using the property and actively selling the holidays elsewhere?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
akwe-xavante



Joined: 01 Jul 2015
Posts: 210
Location: Hornsea

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wyndham Vacation AKA Welcome Cottages, Cottages4you, Cottages.com allow you to make owner bookings to some extent.

Low season: Free of charges within 8 weeks.

High Season: Placing an owner booking within high season attracts charges.

Never tried to place an owner booking in high season. Owner bookings can be no more than a total of 20 weeks over a 12 month period if my memory is correct.

Made several owner bookings in low season no issues at all.

You can have different contracts though giving you greater freedom and flexibility but such contracts come with a much higher commission rate for the whole 12 month period if my memory is correct.

If I were you I would decide one way or the other, Go it alone or use an agent
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Lay My Hat Forum Index ->
Just starting out
All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group