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  Topic: August
Drax

Replies: 2
Views: 325

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:24 am   Subject: August
We also have 2 'spare' weeks available in August plus some 'spare' weeks in September and October.
After a spate of bookings early in the year they have all but 'dried up'. Perhaps there is a glut o ...
  Topic: Where are the Europeans?
Drax

Replies: 20
Views: 730

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Where are the Europeans?
We have had no European guests so far this year and I have not seen many foreign registered cars in this part of Yorkshire either.
Maybe one of the reasons I have had no Europeans this year is becaus ...
  Topic: A complicated case !
Drax

Replies: 9
Views: 432

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:43 pm   Subject: A complicated case !
HMRC rules require you to let your FHL for a minimum of 105 days per financial year.
As for renting out your house on a long term let, I would not do it. Tenants can be a nightmare, even if they are ...
  Topic: Loud festival music
Drax

Replies: 6
Views: 371

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:44 pm   Subject: Loud festival music
There is probably nothing you can do now but you should complain to your local council with regard to the excessive noise and the festival being allowed to run to such an unearthly hour.
State to the ...
  Topic: Log cabins and planning permission
Drax

Replies: 5
Views: 187

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:54 am   Subject: Log cabins and planning permission
I think you will find that you will have to apply to your local council to ascertain whether you need planning permission. My local council charges 25.00 for this service. They will then inform you w ...
  Topic: Want to start a holiday let business at 54, am I too old?
Drax

Replies: 13
Views: 613

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:46 am   Subject: Want to start a holiday let business at 54, am I too old?
My wife and I started our holiday let 3 years ago when we were in our late sixties so starting out in your mid fifties is a 'breeze'.
Initially we made some mistakes but 'learnt lessons' fairly quic ...
  Topic: Can you give me the pros and cons of going with Sykes please
Drax

Replies: 8
Views: 297

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:25 pm   Subject: Can you give me the pros and cons of going with Sykes please
Have you tried the Trustpilot site?
There are some 'interesting' reviews on there, mainly from holidaymakers but also some from holiday cottage owners.
  Topic: Independent Cottages
Drax

Replies: 3
Views: 322

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: Independent Cottages
This is the third year I have been with Independent Cottages. Their subscription rates are very reasonable and I am more than satisfied with the number of bookings they have generated.
They are also ...
  Topic: Should I stay with OD/Home Away subscription?
Drax

Replies: 10
Views: 656

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:37 am   Subject: Should I stay with OD/Home Away subscription?
I cancelled my subscription with OD last year because I disliked the new changes they were bringing in and the arrogant attitude they displayed when they took my property 'off air' because I had not r ...
  Topic: Ex Sykes owners
Drax

Replies: 2
Views: 278

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:14 pm   Subject: Ex Sykes owners
Excellent post Cymraes, the positive side to GDPR.
My holiday home is listed as 'Property De-Activated' on a web site called 'AllTheRooms'. I used to list my property with Owners Direct but cancelled ...
  Topic: New Data Protection Regulations
Drax

Replies: 76
Views: 2790

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:44 pm   Subject: New Data Protection Regulations
Jenster,
Other things to consider are:
1/ Have you registered with the ICO? If so publish with your registration number.
2/ What privacy safeguards are in place to protect your customers privacy in ...
  Topic: Promote My Place Problems?
Drax

Replies: 4
Views: 294

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:30 am   Subject: Promote My Place Problems?
My PMP site is working OK.
  Topic: New Data Protection Regulations
Drax

Replies: 76
Views: 2790

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:43 am   Subject: New Data Protection Regulations
There is some useful information with regard to Data Protection on the Visit Britain site under the heading 'Legislation for Tourist Accommodation.
It would appear that I am failing on several points ...
  Topic: Uk Properties.. Are your bookings down?
Drax

Replies: 7
Views: 799

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:10 pm   Subject: Uk Properties.. Are your bookings down?
It has been a slow start with regard to bookings, in fact we have no bookings at all for Easter, though bookings for May, June and July are fairly buoyant.
We do not allow dogs or pets which does imp ...
  Topic: Labour costs for renovating
Drax

Replies: 5
Views: 438

PostForum: 
Buying/selling your home
   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Labour costs for renovating
Unless you are tradesman it can be difficult to cost a job.
I would pay him by the hour at local 'handy-man' rates, which in my part of the U.K. is 10 - 12 per hour.
You would have to keep a recor ...
 
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