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  Topic: Unlimited wifi
greenbarn

Replies: 6
Views: 225

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Managing your property
   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:51 pm   Subject: Unlimited wifi
Unlimited fast broadband when too far from a fibre connection is the Holy Grail; I believe that at one time 3 offered an uncapped mobile service of some description, but no longer. AFAIK there is no s ...
  Topic: My first complaint!
greenbarn

Replies: 14
Views: 542

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:50 pm   Subject: My first complaint!
Difficult and stressful situation for you to be in the middle of, but pretty clear from an outside view.
I agree with the others, youíve had the misfortune to get a chancer who thinks itís worth try ...
  Topic: top sheet under duvet? or just duvet?
greenbarn

Replies: 10
Views: 451

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Just starting out
   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:45 am   Subject: top sheet under duvet? or just duvet?
A top sheet defeats all the benefits of a Duvet.

If I found one on the bed, it would be off within seconds, and to "punish the owner or whoever put it on", I'd just ball it up and throw in a corner ...
  Topic: Hot Tub ?
greenbarn

Replies: 15
Views: 664

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:18 pm   Subject: Re: Hot Tub ?

The agent we are using keeps on about hot tubs
If the agent thinks theyíre such a great idea, maybe they could tell you all about the H&S requirements, upkeep and maintenance (see Giraffe and ...
  Topic: Expectations re cleaners
greenbarn

Replies: 6
Views: 443

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Just starting out
   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:00 pm   Subject: Expectations re cleaners
It will be affected by a few factors, eg how many floors (and stairs) and how many bathrooms.

We have two properties that each have two ensuite bedrooms, two floors and a small gallery area. Norm ...
  Topic: Guests whose unannounced friends join them
greenbarn

Replies: 43
Views: 2422

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:12 pm   Subject: Guests whose unannounced friends join them
In my mind it's our home for the week or whatever so we can invite people round.


Ah, the ignorance and self-entitlement of some guests encapsulated in a single sentence - every rental ownerís n ...
  Topic: Guest wants to cancel
greenbarn

Replies: 8
Views: 467

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:20 am   Subject: Guest wants to cancel
I suppose that as itís so soon after he booked itís probably best for your own sanity to accept his cancellation, but do us all a favour in the process and point out to him that if heíd made you aware ...
  Topic: New website review
greenbarn

Replies: 19
Views: 1000

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Website reviews
   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:00 am   Subject: New website review
Yes, itís a mountain in many cases and we can choose to ignore the legislation in the knowledge that itís highly unlikely that the GDPR police will send the SWAT team on a random visit.
More importa ...
  Topic: New website review
greenbarn

Replies: 19
Views: 1000

PostForum: 
Website reviews
   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:19 pm   Subject: New website review


I like your guest reviews.. uploading them all .. ( I just have a selection)



You need to ensure that guests have given you permission (preferably in writing) to share their reviews online. ...
  Topic: Last Minute Cottages - check your listing
greenbarn

Replies: 0
Views: 119

PostForum: 
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: 961

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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: 706

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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: 350

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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: 216

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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: 268

PostForum: 
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 ...
 
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