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  Topic: How much to reduce our rent for each day our pool's green?
LotBoy47

Replies: 21
Views: 808

PostForum: Managing your garden and pool   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:12 am   Subject: How much to reduce our rent for each day our pool's green?
Give the algae patches a good brushing before treating the water as some algae type form a crust on their surface which can stop the chemicals reaching the parts you need to kill.
  Topic: How much to reduce our rent for each day our pool's green?
LotBoy47

Replies: 21
Views: 808

PostForum: Managing your garden and pool   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:41 am   Subject: How much to reduce our rent for each day our pool's green?
Pour 10 litres of rattrapage in.
What is rattrapage?

https://www.c-piscine.com/fr/traitement/671-green-to-blue-hth?gclid=Cj0KCQjwvIT5BRCqARIsAAwwD-QetwcZdjJ3XKZXnXusIj6JlfxI4G_5kpsbs3QnGvYnoJgWm_5 ...
  Topic: How much to reduce our rent for each day our pool's green?
LotBoy47

Replies: 21
Views: 808

PostForum: Managing your garden and pool   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:26 am   Subject: How much to reduce our rent for each day our pool's green?
Pour 10 litres of rattrapage in, give it a good brush and run the pump for the next 48 hours.

Be aware that you won’t get an accurate chlorine reading using check strips for a few weeks afterwards, ...
  Topic: Latest Cancellation from the UK
LotBoy47

Replies: 7
Views: 520

PostForum: France   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:42 am   Subject: Latest Cancellation from the UK
The general opinion amongst the Brits I know here and back in the U.K. is that they’d only fly to/from the U.K. for a family emergency.

My mother and sister have postponed any visits to us until 2 ...
  Topic: Weed killer Recommendations Sought
LotBoy47

Replies: 4
Views: 611

PostForum: Managing your garden and pool   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 5:48 pm   Subject: Weed killer Recommendations Sought
Looking for some weed killer recommendations as I just used the last of our eco-friendly and eye-wateringly expensive Roundup and wasn’t impressed by its’ performance compared to the old formula.

B ...
  Topic: "how will breakfast be taken?"
LotBoy47

Replies: 1
Views: 932

PostForum: 
Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 5:00 pm   Subject: "how will breakfast be taken?"
Not had that one yet, but it does seem to whiff strongly of scam.
  Topic: Open or closed in France?
LotBoy47

Replies: 22
Views: 3860

PostForum: France   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:51 pm   Subject: Open or closed in France?
If I’m reading this correctly and gites come under “colonies de vacances, camps etc”, we (Lot et Garonne) should be closed until June 1st.

Nothing from the local tourist office here either.
  Topic: Open or closed in France?
LotBoy47

Replies: 22
Views: 3860

PostForum: France   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:28 am   Subject: Open or closed in France?
So far as I understand it ...
In order to leave where we are living we have to fill in an attestation.
Nowhere on the attestation does it say we can travel for holiday reasons.
Some hotels are stay ...
  Topic: Emma De Leon
LotBoy47

Replies: 7
Views: 3246

PostForum: 
Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:03 am   Subject: Emma De Leon
It does have all the hallmarks of a scam.

My top tip is to open these scam emails using an iOS device as 99% of the unpleasant things that can be hidden in email attachments are intended to work on ...
  Topic: DPE test when selling
LotBoy47

Replies: 3
Views: 906

PostForum: France   Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:16 am   Subject: DPE test when selling
The DPE carried out on for our property includes the main house and all 3 gites.
  Topic: Ironing services
LotBoy47

Replies: 2
Views: 1263

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:03 pm   Subject: Ironing services
How much ironing are we talking about?

We invested in one of the Miele rotary irons as we have 3 gite’s worth of bedding to iron. Herself reckons the Miele takes 10% of the effort and 25% of the ti ...
  Topic: How much commission
LotBoy47

Replies: 6
Views: 1188

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:41 pm   Subject: How much commission
Booking.com are 15% standard rate. More if you take up their Guaranteed extra bookings specials🙄

And don’t forget their 1% payment handling fee.
  Topic: Transferring your listings to a new owner
LotBoy47

Replies: 4
Views: 1040

PostForum: 
Buying/selling your home
   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:27 am   Subject: Transferring your listings to a new owner
Sadly, from our terrible ‘waste of time’ experiences, you will lose reviews on booking.com and Airbnb.
We spent hours/days updating listings to be told that we were in breech of their contracts; as w ...
  Topic: Vertical blinds
LotBoy47

Replies: 9
Views: 1182

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:35 am   Subject: Vertical blinds
We’re finding simple curtains on a plain round wooden pole is guest-proof, but then we’re fortunate that none of our gites have blinds or shutters.
  Topic: Booking Platforms For French Gites Other Than ABNB & B.C
LotBoy47

Replies: 3
Views: 1701

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:28 pm   Subject: Booking Platforms For French Gites Other Than ABNB & B.C
Have any LMH’ers found a more Gite-centric booking platform?

Already on ABNB and B.Com and looking to add another if there’s one aimed more at Gites than rooms.
 
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