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  Topic: Last Minute Cottages - check your listing
greenbarn

Replies: 0
Views: 51

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Rental listing sites
   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:44 pm   Subject: Last Minute Cottages - check your listing
Fairly recently Last Minute Cottages was bought by Snaptrip.

If you were with LMC it would be a very good idea to check your listing as a potential guest - not by selecting Home from the LMC admin ...
  Topic: When they lie about the age of the baby?
greenbarn

Replies: 21
Views: 646

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:07 am   Subject: When they lie about the age of the baby?
I donít feel that charging for the extra hangers-on is your prime aim; more that you just donít want them there (and I see you mentioned a pool...). Iíd feel very much the same. On that basis Iíd play ...
  Topic: Request for additional towel changes
greenbarn

Replies: 18
Views: 454

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Handling rental enquiries
   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:53 am   Subject: Request for additional towel changes
+1
Wot Mousie, Sunbeam and others have said.
Guests have asked for something you donít provide.
Very, very few properties would provide more than a weekly towel change so your position is entirely ...
  Topic: 2 questions about Sykes & yes I know you are not fans!
greenbarn

Replies: 6
Views: 245

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Just starting out
   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:52 am   Subject: 2 questions about Sykes & yes I know you are not fans!
Sykes operate on the ďsell cheap and pack them inĒ model, so numerous bookings isnít a problem; a reasonable profit, excessive wear and tear, and the wrong guests is the problem.
Hence I donít get wh ...
  Topic: Insurance
greenbarn

Replies: 4
Views: 175

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Just starting out
   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:33 am   Subject: Insurance
House and 3 cottages with NFU
  Topic: Starting Up - Estimating Usage of Gas / Electric & Water
greenbarn

Replies: 5
Views: 228

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Just starting out
   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:10 am   Subject: Starting Up - Estimating Usage of Gas / Electric & Water
I assume youíre not considering charging separately for the utilities (if you are youíll lose bookings as a result and theyíll have to be metered as you canít charge for more energy than is used) so i ...
  Topic: Sykes in disguise!
greenbarn

Replies: 6
Views: 271

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Rental listing sites
   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:34 am   Subject: Sykes in disguise!
When someone is already a bottom-feeder, how much lower can they sink?
Ask Sykes... Rolling Eyes
  Topic: No Communication with Guest after booking. What to do?
greenbarn

Replies: 23
Views: 1104

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:45 pm   Subject: No Communication with Guest after booking. What to do?
WhatsApp is encrypted and as I understand it secure, so maybe the best way to ask guests to send sensitive details

WhatsApp is owned by Facebook who seem to be happy to sell personal data to the hi ...
  Topic: Email directions not received
greenbarn

Replies: 10
Views: 412

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:36 am   Subject: Email directions not received


By the time you have had a few emails back and forth, then the hazards described above by greenbarn should no longer apply.


Agreed - with the emphasis on should - although Iíve had it happen ...
  Topic: Spa's jacuzzi etc
greenbarn

Replies: 13
Views: 729

PostForum: Managing your garden and pool   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:36 am   Subject: Spa's jacuzzi etc
Thanks teapot - all interesting stuff.
  Topic: Spa's jacuzzi etc
greenbarn

Replies: 13
Views: 729

PostForum: Managing your garden and pool   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:10 pm   Subject: Spa's jacuzzi etc
Iím interested to see this; I donít have teapotís expertise and knowledge - will owners legitimately be able to provide a hot tub for paying guests if they donít observe [url=http://www.hse.gov.uk/pub ...
  Topic: A scam or stupidity?
greenbarn

Replies: 16
Views: 667

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:17 pm   Subject: A scam or stupidity?
If the amount had been paid by cheque Iíd be screaming ďScam alertĒ. The standard scam scenario with a payment into a UK bank of a cheque drawn on a non-UK bank is that the payment can be clawed back ...
  Topic: Email directions not received
greenbarn

Replies: 10
Views: 412

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:01 pm   Subject: Email directions not received
If the directions consist of either a link, or an attachment, the following scenarios are common:
If itís to a gmail address the email might get marked as spam and delivered to the recipientís spam f ...
  Topic: music and film licence
greenbarn

Replies: 6
Views: 458

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Just starting out
   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00 am   Subject: music and film licence
Notice: ďDue to absurd and impenetrable licensing regulations we do not supply DVDs for our guests. If you happen to find any in the top right hand drawer theyíve probably been left behind accidentall ...
  Topic: Restoring a wooden staircase?
greenbarn

Replies: 7
Views: 221

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:55 am   Subject: Restoring a wooden staircase?
Thanks Greenbarn. Looks just what we need.

(Anyone know if I can get this in France? Or something equivalent?) Just answered my own question - found a supplier in France. So Greenbarn thanks ag ...
 
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