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  Topic: HA payment issues - check your details...
Martha

Replies: 2
Views: 147

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:10 am   Subject: HA payment issues - check your details...
HA have just whacked me with nearly 40% charge for a ten day booking in August Shocked Lucky I checked the breakdown!

They said it's an ongoing issue and they'll correct it. I do wonder if they w ...
  Topic: Is it possible to earn a profit if you use a mgmt co.?
Martha

Replies: 15
Views: 882

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:55 pm   Subject: Is it possible to earn a profit if you use a mgmt co.?
Depends on the mortgage situation but if it's the kind of fairly typical setup you have in your list, then I would say no. As a way to finance your own life in a place you love, it works. Or if you ha ...
  Topic: How does Damage Deposit work ?
Martha

Replies: 7
Views: 333

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:10 pm   Subject: How does Damage Deposit work ?
HA take it, the guest pays it with the deposit as I remember, and then you have to refund it.
TA I am not sure but I suspect that's how it works. I don't think (?) they actually pay it.

Possibly ...
  Topic: Duvet protectors
Martha

Replies: 4
Views: 310

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:44 pm   Subject: Duvet protectors
Interesting! I was mulling over getting some actually, washing the doubles is a real chore. Nappy pins sound like a good idea.
  Topic: Dog policy
Martha

Replies: 16
Views: 790

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:21 pm   Subject: Dog policy
"[on holiday] I like to be lazy and letting the dog out for a quick wee should be possible"

I think this is the exact point, very well put. It's not an unreasonable thing to want to do. Your holid ...
  Topic: Dog policy
Martha

Replies: 16
Views: 790

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:43 pm   Subject: Dog policy
I feel your pain! As a dog owner I think your rules are absolutely fair. Perhaps as Zebedee says, a little more clarity in the rules, with photos etc. Some people really need it spelling out, they are ...
  Topic: One Week Minimum
Martha

Replies: 12
Views: 741

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:43 pm   Subject: One Week Minimum
I find winter still books sat-sat but or summer I've been flexible for ever and it's always been better. I prefer it too, avoids the lunatic changeover Saturdays and I end up with more bookings so it ...
  Topic: Waste paper baskets
Martha

Replies: 15
Views: 741

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Managing your property
   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:41 pm   Subject: Waste paper baskets
A small thing that I am pondering.
I provide a small wicker waste paper basket in every bedroom. I think it's mostly because I've just had them for years. I bought them when we kitted the place out. ...
  Topic: Owners Direct / Homeaway collecting now Taxe de Sejour!
Martha

Replies: 9
Views: 469

PostForum: France   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:42 am   Subject: Owners Direct / Homeaway collecting now Taxe de Sejour!
Airbnb already do it. The lady at the Mairie told me when I went to pay mine this December so I guess there has been some liaising at least.
I imagine it's in order to avoid possible legal action ove ...
  Topic: Keyless door entry system
Martha

Replies: 13
Views: 719

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Managing your property
   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:53 pm   Subject: Keyless door entry system
Can you use a key safe anywhere instead? I always think these things sound very prone to go wrong at the worst possible moment...
  Topic: Seriously Researching Buying Rental Property in West CDS
Martha

Replies: 7
Views: 481

PostForum: Spain   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:48 pm   Subject: Seriously Researching Buying Rental Property in West CDS
I agree with Ecosse's points (*waves!)
Could you let out the UK property to pay for rental of a property in Spain, rather than selling it?
  Topic: How to stop people smoking
Martha

Replies: 25
Views: 2672

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:03 pm   Subject: How to stop people smoking
How frustrating - You're in Tignes I guess? I saw the video of that avalanche, scary.

I'm glad to hear it doesn't smell of smoke. They may well have not smoked inside, then. Is smoking on the balc ...
  Topic: How to stop people smoking
Martha

Replies: 25
Views: 2672

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:31 am   Subject: How to stop people smoking
They sound awful! But was there evidence of smoking in the flat other than the packets in the bins? Smell etc? We're in the Alps and even in the coldest weather, people smoke outside. If there was any ...
  Topic: Copycat cottage name!
Martha

Replies: 50
Views: 7937

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Managing your property
   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:23 am   Subject: Copycat cottage name!
All good! They understood the issue. The place has been called that for generations, just never rented before, but they were understanding and have added an extra word to their chalet, which is enough ...
  Topic: Under bed storage? Yes or no?
Martha

Replies: 7
Views: 514

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:45 pm   Subject: Under bed storage? Yes or no?
We can swap three of our rooms between double and twins and I use IKEA boxes under the beds for the alternative duvets, very useful.
 
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