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  Topic: air conditioning
AndrewH

Replies: 9
Views: 198

PostForum: Spain   Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:55 am   Subject: air conditioning
We don't charge extra for AC, but I mention in the notes of a 'welcome' email which I send to guests just prior to their arrival the cautionary tale about misuse of the AC. The usual advice, to which ...
  Topic: round of introductions
AndrewH

Replies: 553
Views: 149903

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 2:03 pm   Subject: round of introductions
Yes, the cafe must be covered in cobwebs. Many of the old hands who used to post there are no longer around. I rather suspect it is because they have retired from the renting business. OH and I are no ...
  Topic: occupancy rates
AndrewH

Replies: 12
Views: 651

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:49 pm   Subject: occupancy rates
Think hard before going down the road of forming a limited company instead of trading as a sole trader. Limited companies are good if you fear your business might become insolvent, but otherwise a lim ...
  Topic: Reaching business customers
AndrewH

Replies: 2
Views: 260

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 1:31 pm   Subject: Reaching business customers
I think you should certainly do some research and find out the names of local businesses and then perhaps using your judgement refine the list to the more likely targets.

I know there are privacy l ...
  Topic: Company Types?
AndrewH

Replies: 3
Views: 367

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:44 pm   Subject: Company Types?
A limited (Ltd) company has one or more members, also called shareholders or owners, who buy in through private sales. Directors are company employees who keep up with all administrative tasks and tax ...
  Topic: Unusual Scam
AndrewH

Replies: 3
Views: 1301

PostForum: 
Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Unusual Scam
I... I certainly do not like the idea of upping the rates for the next guest to cover one's commission payable on the previous guest. ...

Are they not saying that they increase the prices they char ...
  Topic: Unusual Scam
AndrewH

Replies: 3
Views: 1301

PostForum: 
Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:33 am   Subject: Unusual Scam
I can see nothing there which shouts "scam". I don't think that English is the writer's first language, which would concern me if they are going to write one's property description. Unlike the VRBOs o ...
  Topic: Children and their associated problems.
AndrewH

Replies: 18
Views: 2630

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:14 am   Subject: Re: Children and their associated problems.
...Who has gone 'child free' here? I found some old discussions but interested to hear updates.

We just have a one-bedroom rental and we advertise it using such words as "suitable for 2 adults only ...
  Topic: Claiming back money from New Appartment Holiday Let
AndrewH

Replies: 2
Views: 283

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:27 am   Subject: Claiming back money from New Apartment Holiday Let
I don't know, but I am guessing that your rental apartment is in the UK and, if it is, I think you would be wise to employ an accountant to advise and guide you. You will be liable for tax on the proc ...
  Topic: An extra 5% tax on none residents rental income/profit....
AndrewH

Replies: 6
Views: 500

PostForum: Spain   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:03 am   Subject: An extra 5% tax on none residents rental income/profit....
Several years ago a former member of LMH and a friend of mine, who happened to reside in Switzerland, but owns a holiday rental in Spain was required to pay a larger tax rate on receipts, because he l ...
  Topic: Simply Owners
AndrewH

Replies: 8
Views: 1535

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:21 pm   Subject: Simply Owners
The likes of TA and VRBO (formerly HomeAway) will do everything to prevent customers from making initial direct phone contact with owners, in case they try to circumvent these agencies' 'service fee' ...
  Topic: John Logan
AndrewH

Replies: 3
Views: 1013

PostForum: 
Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:36 pm   Subject: John Logan
The UK government website tells us: " No exact company name matches found for '05694594' "

"AT YOUR PLACE", the usual nice and easy generic term for any type of property, as taught in scam school.
  Topic: Emergency numbers
AndrewH

Replies: 3
Views: 946

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:01 am   Subject: Emergency numbers
Nothing so tragic has happened at our rental so far, but I absolutely get the point of the warning. We put emergency numbers in an information sheet, which we email to guests before arrival, but who i ...
  Topic: Fire wall in the loft - OK for insurance & fire safety?
AndrewH

Replies: 2
Views: 698

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:37 am   Subject: Fire wall in the loft - OK for insurance & fire safety?
This needs to be fixed regardless of whether it's a holiday let or not.
+1
  Topic: Rear access right of way... should we walk away?!
AndrewH

Replies: 6
Views: 1517

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:52 am   Subject: Rear access right of way... should we walk away?!

... Download the title to the property from Land Registry to find out more about the ROW https://www.gov.uk/search-property-information-land-registry it costs 3 for the title and 3 for the plan. ...
 
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