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  Topic: How to provide temporary wifi?
akwe-xavante

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Managing your property
   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:06 pm   Subject: How to provide temporary wifi?
Too late now because your sorted but you can request an urgent connection. Wracking my brains trying to remember what it's called.... It's a fast track something or other. It used to cost 185 to ge ...
  Topic: Cheapest way to accept credit card payments over the phone
akwe-xavante

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Views: 712

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Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:56 pm   Subject: Cheapest way to accept credit card payments over the phone
Stripe does the same and in addition you can bolt it into a website too to take money via a booking form / shopping cart or just a simple button. You can take payments over the phone and create bills ...
  Topic: Cheapest way to accept credit card payments over the phone
akwe-xavante

Replies: 4
Views: 712

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Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:05 pm   Subject: Cheapest way to accept credit card payments over the phone
Use Stripe as an online merchant service. They have an option allowing you to take payments in this way.

The only downside is that you'll need a device ready to login to your stripe account when y ...
  Topic: Just starting out
akwe-xavante

Replies: 8
Views: 1797

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Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:26 pm   Subject: Just starting out
Wiki!!!!!! Wouldn't take for granted anything on there at all.

I call them letting agents as a personnel choice because that's what i choose to call them. To me that's what they are, nobody else ha ...
  Topic: Just starting out
akwe-xavante

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Views: 1797

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Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:59 pm   Subject: Just starting out
They are letting agents to me, i know most would call them something different.

Renting a holiday Home is a short term let to me opposed to a long term, permanent let. To me it's the same just a fe ...
  Topic: Just starting out
akwe-xavante

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Views: 1797

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Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:38 am   Subject: Just starting out
I wouldn't apply for a mortgage secured by both your incomes even on a small domestic residential home never mind a business myself.

Just a single income and treat any extra income as a bonus for y ...
  Topic: The problem with remote control heating
akwe-xavante

Replies: 26
Views: 8387

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:12 pm   Subject: The problem with remote control heating
Had a frost stat wired up reverse ways round for the last 5yrs. It turns the Heating off at 22 degrees (Knee Height).

5yrs and no complaints so far and i'm happy too although the heating bills are ...
  Topic: Newbie questions
akwe-xavante

Replies: 4
Views: 2478

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Just starting out
   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:26 pm   Subject: Newbie questions
I experienced exactly the same scenario as Joanna above but I went with Cottages.com. To get out of contract I had to say I wanted out before May to get out 18 months later.

If you say you want ou ...
  Topic: Noise Monitoring - Party Prevention Alarm
akwe-xavante

Replies: 11
Views: 1512

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Managing your property
   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:10 pm   Subject: Noise Monitoring - Party Prevention Alarm
I actually had a young man phone me to enquire about booking my cottage last autumn.

He specifically asked to book just one night! I asked why as this was very unusual.

He replied "It's my 18th ...
  Topic: Gaining access in an emergency
akwe-xavante

Replies: 9
Views: 1712

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Managing your property
   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:27 pm   Subject: Gaining access in an emergency
As a rental either permanent or short let (Holiday Let) it's now law that at least one external door MUST have a thumbturn.

This allows tennants / guests to escape quickly without having to find th ...
  Topic: What do you all do about rubbish?!
akwe-xavante

Replies: 23
Views: 4222

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Managing your property
   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:45 pm   Subject: What do you all do about rubbish?!
The company i use advertises themselfs generally as providing Skips for hire.

These Skips are picked up and taken away to there own yard where they have a weighbridge etc. They then empty the skip ...
  Topic: Re-classifying a holiday let as a business
akwe-xavante

Replies: 13
Views: 1796

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Managing your property
   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:58 am   Subject: Re-classifying a holiday let as a business
"We just pay the local council 50 a year, much less hassle."

Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My local council wanted, i think it was 450 to empty each bin weekly from Easter'ish to the end o ...
  Topic: PIMS & other Internet Booking Engines
akwe-xavante

Replies: 3
Views: 1713

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:51 am   Subject: PIMS & other Internet Booking Engines
Thank you Jenster,

"for last minute bookings why not just say this on your website"

I do, first question is: How do i book to check-in today?

I say that last minute bookings can only be achi ...
  Topic: PIMS & other Internet Booking Engines
akwe-xavante

Replies: 3
Views: 1713

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:36 am   Subject: PIMS & other Internet Booking Engines
Does PIMS somehow control last minute book and check-in on next or same day.

At the mo i'm blocking same day book and check-in but i'm happy to take such bookings if i know it's happening but i do ...
  Topic: Re-classifying a holiday let as a business
akwe-xavante

Replies: 13
Views: 1796

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Managing your property
   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:46 am   Subject: Re-classifying a holiday let as a business
"and you have to arrange and pay for suitable trade waste collection"

Although this is true you can also legally dispose of the rubbish yourself. You don't legally require it to be taken away by ...
 
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