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  Topic: Vertical blinds
sparkJS

Replies: 9
Views: 1314

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:35 am   Subject: Vertical blinds
It would seem that something so complicated is beyond the wit of the 'average' guest. However, blinds with cords are banned in many situations as they represent a health and safety issue - children h ...
  Topic: Vertical blinds
sparkJS

Replies: 9
Views: 1314

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Managing your property
   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: Vertical blinds
My house has vertical blinds in two separate patio doors as well as some roller blinds in windows.

Each time I have visited they have either been broken or pulled apart. The cleaners don't report a ...
  Topic: Sky TV/Broadband
sparkJS

Replies: 8
Views: 1510

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Managing your property
   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:48 pm   Subject: Sky TV/Broadband
I had a similar problem with Sky. I bought a holiday let that already had Sky and therefore I had no choice but to continue as the guests had been promised. When I called Sky they confused me by sayin ...
  Topic: Multiple agents
sparkJS

Replies: 15
Views: 6823

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:54 pm   Subject: Multiple agents
So can you do that with Sykes and use other promoters such as Airbnb, Facebook and own website?

I thought you were saying you have to be exclusive with them.

I'm thinking of looking at alternati ...
  Topic: Multiple agents
sparkJS

Replies: 15
Views: 6823

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:08 pm   Subject: Multiple agents
No, they are my agent. Sykes produced 80% of my bookings last year.

My intepretation is that a letting agent is a company that sets prices for you (Sykes) a booking service is a company that lets y ...
  Topic: Smart tv
sparkJS

Replies: 8
Views: 1986

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:05 pm   Subject: Smart tv
Yes, I would set up a new email account for stuff like this. It's a bit frustrating having to log in to BBC iPlayer nowadays so I would make that as easy as possible.

Also the last guests won't log ...
  Topic: When do you start to get bookings for next year
sparkJS

Replies: 17
Views: 5475

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:51 am   Subject: When do you start to get bookings for next year
Although I'm relatively new to this. The booking patterns and hits to the website are being quite consistent.

Each January we get the biggest spike in views and bookings - but my agency does promot ...
  Topic: When does your booking agency send you the payment?
sparkJS

Replies: 5
Views: 2458

PostForum: Bookings   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:27 pm   Subject: When does your booking agency send you the payment?
Mine pays the beginning of the month after the guests departed.
  Topic: ABB Cleaning Fee
sparkJS

Replies: 12
Views: 1903

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:12 am   Subject: ABB Cleaning Fee
When you search an area on Airbnb, it pops up with the relative prices of each one. I presume that this is before the cleaning charge so perhaps you are better to add one?
  Topic: Accounting records
sparkJS

Replies: 5
Views: 3864

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:31 pm   Subject: Accounting records
It doesn't really matter how you store your records so long as you can provide them if asked.

I save all PDF invoices and receipts on my bookkeeping system.
  Topic: My first complaint!
sparkJS

Replies: 18
Views: 6697

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Managing your guests
   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:16 pm   Subject: My first complaint!
Yes, I agree. In my instance, the fact that they immediately suggested legal action made me decide that I would not give them any goodwill gesture. I knew that they have breached the T's&C's so I ...
  Topic: My first complaint!
sparkJS

Replies: 18
Views: 6697

PostForum: 
Managing your guests
   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:56 am   Subject: My first complaint!
All great advice above.

It's horrible to get a situation like this and I had a similar instance where they suggested they would take legal action if I did not give them all their money back and tr ...
  Topic: Uk Business bank account
sparkJS

Replies: 3
Views: 1157

PostForum: 
Managing your property
   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:34 am   Subject: Uk Business bank account
You can use whichever bank account you wish. Your bank may identify that you are using a personal account for business use and insist you upgrade and start paying charges.

Some banks offer free ban ...
  Topic: Hot Tub ?
sparkJS

Replies: 18
Views: 3808

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:38 pm   Subject: Hot Tub ?
Through my work I have started working with a company that hire hot tubs on short term rental. In the not too distant future I can see an option being given to hire a hot tub and be forwarded directly ...
  Topic: Help please - start up in Scotland
sparkJS

Replies: 3
Views: 1361

PostForum: 
Just starting out
   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:27 pm   Subject: Help please - start up in Scotland
The more common way of doing it is to set up a new Ltd Co and get your existing company to lend the money across. Sometimes if you need finance, the bank insist on an SPV.


The taxes wont be hugel ...
 
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