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  Topic: anyone else get this
greenbarn

Replies: 2
Views: 65

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Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:35 am   Subject: Re: anyone else get this
I'm suspicious but not sure why.



I’d say you’re definitely right to be suspicious.
It’s fishier than Billingsgate market but with a stronger aroma.
  Topic: New holiday let, too much choice of bedding
greenbarn

Replies: 7
Views: 259

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Just starting out
   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:18 am   Subject: New holiday let, too much choice of bedding
Look at the dedicated suppliers to the industry, Richard Haworth and Out of Eden. Their start point is whether something is good quality and suitable for commercial use. Both will usually send samples ...
  Topic: Wi-Fi, To Be or Not To Be.
greenbarn

Replies: 28
Views: 732

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:49 am   Subject: Wi-Fi, To Be or Not To Be.
My wife now agrees to having Wi-Fi installed and I am considering having 'The Post Office' as my as my broadband provider.
Their rates seem quite competitive at £19.00 per month plus a £20.00 connect ...
  Topic: Wi-Fi, To Be or Not To Be.
greenbarn

Replies: 28
Views: 732

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Managing your property
   Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:33 pm   Subject: Wi-Fi, To Be or Not To Be.
As others have said it’s essential, and you’ll lose bookings without it.
I envy you the rates you’ve been quoted! In our area of the Dales the nearest fibre installation doesn’t reach us and we’ve j ...
  Topic: Spread sheet for planning our first holiday let
greenbarn

Replies: 26
Views: 1189

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Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:39 am   Subject: Spread sheet for planning our first holiday let
@Greenbarn

My understanding was that for most FHL we can do the risk assessment ourselves, that is certainly my reading of the regulations. http://www.ukguests.co.uk/files/Fire%20Safety%20for%20P ...
  Topic: Spread sheet for planning our first holiday let
greenbarn

Replies: 26
Views: 1189

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Just starting out
   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:09 am   Subject: Spread sheet for planning our first holiday let
As Drax says, Public Liability Insurance is either an add on or more usually built in to a specialist FHL insurance. Shop around for brokers who know the business.

A couple of other items at a qui ...
  Topic: Spread sheet for planning our first holiday let
greenbarn

Replies: 26
Views: 1189

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Just starting out
   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:58 am   Subject: Re: Thanks for the advice and corrections!


Fire Officer Fees - It's a fire inspection. I must have gotten that advice from an estate agent in a town that requires them! Good to know they're not universal.



You must have a Fire Risk ...
  Topic: First repeat complainer
greenbarn

Replies: 7
Views: 436

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:53 pm   Subject: First repeat complainer
Id feel like posting the pages back to them, probably not a good idea though Very Happy

Sounds like a good idea to me - although I’d use the pages for something first...
  Topic: T&C's - Liabilities, Guests or Owners?
greenbarn

Replies: 5
Views: 316

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Managing your property
   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:44 pm   Subject: Re: T&C's - Liabilities, Guests or Owners?
...I am no lawyer but I would have thought that, especially in todays litigatious climate, it is not worth the paper it is written on..
IANAL but I too think you are right.


Likewise!

Most T& ...
  Topic: Record keeping
greenbarn

Replies: 2
Views: 175

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:20 am   Subject: Record keeping
My thoughts are that you should be keeping as much detail as possible about your guests

You might want to check on what the Data Protection Act says about what information we can collect and keep. ...
  Topic: New Holiday Let Cleaning Advice
greenbarn

Replies: 7
Views: 347

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Just starting out
   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:15 am   Subject: New Holiday Let Cleaning Advice
As a rough guide, our 3 bedroom place takes 6 hours to clean properly, that includes cleaning a woodburner but your place has an extra sitting room so I’d add a bit. That doesn’t include any garden or ...
  Topic: Airbnb the new buzzword
greenbarn

Replies: 16
Views: 683

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Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:37 pm   Subject: Airbnb the new buzzword
Somehow I can see “we booked an airbnb” becoming the accommodation equivalent of “we had a slap-up meal at a Berni Inn”. Despite being a household name, did Berni Inns bring about the total demise of ...
  Topic: Life after Owners Direct.
greenbarn

Replies: 9
Views: 677

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:07 pm   Subject: Re: Life after Owners Direct.

The obvious question for me would be why wouldn't you have one?

+1
Go for it.
  Topic: Telephone & Wifi Limiting Liability
greenbarn

Replies: 18
Views: 785

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Managing your property
   Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:57 pm   Subject: Telephone & Wifi Limiting Liability
HebrideanRock - I’m sure others will be along with useful information on blocking wifi access, but I don’t think you can guarantee to be able to do it. Certainly many routers allow you to block access ...
  Topic: Telephone & Wifi Limiting Liability
greenbarn

Replies: 18
Views: 785

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Managing your property
   Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:42 pm   Subject: Telephone & Wifi Limiting Liability
What is inappropriate to you is not the same for another person.
How can you feel you can stop someone connecting to a website to witch you object too? You cannot unless someone has a bit of software ...
 
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