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Paying cleaner/maintenance people

 
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Ali_L



Joined: 24 Feb 2018
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Location: Scottish Borders

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Paying cleaner/maintenance people Reply with quote

Hi,

I am new to the holiday letting scene, and my property will be ready to let in a couple of weeks. I just wondered how you pay your cleaners or any other general maintenance work?

I am concerned if I pay with cash I will have no records for tax purposes.

Thanks in advance,

Ali
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newtimber



Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 1809
Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask your maintenance people for an invoice.

Most cleaners/maintenance people accept payment by bank transfer nowadays unless they're deliberately avoiding paying tax - and if that's the case, do you want to entrust them with access to your property?
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 1190
Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, good point above.

I pay by bank transfer. That way the amounts show on a dedicated bank account (for the business) monthly statement. I transfer the totals onto the spreadsheet I prepare for the accountant.
This seems to keep everyone happy (so far).
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rosebud



Joined: 14 Mar 2012
Posts: 625
Location: Steyning, West Sussex

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also pay using bank transfer
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Goscar



Joined: 26 Jan 2013
Posts: 86
Location: Pembrokeshire

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We receive an invoice from anyone and everyone we deal with and pay them by bank transfer. Our cleaner bills us on a monthly basis, whereas the gardener prefers to be paid at the end of the letting season.
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