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November 1, 2023

Should You Hire a Short-let Management Company?

Deciding to get into short-term renting can be a big choice for property owners. Many wonder if they should handle everything themselves or get a management company to help. Short-term renting is really popular now in the UK, and there are lots of companies out there ready to help property owners manage their holiday homes. But like anything else, there…

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October 30, 2023

How to Start Renovating Your Home in 2023

If you decide to redo your basement, bathroom, or your whole house, get ready for an adventure. At the start, when you're just planning everything, it's really exciting. You can’t wait to see the changes. And when everything is done, you feel great and happy with what you've achieved. You’ve made your home better and increased its value. But, there's…

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October 26, 2023

UK Airbnb Income: Tax Tips for Hosts

Renting out your property when you're not there, also known as a Furnished Holiday Let, is a great way to make extra money. However, if you live in the United Kingdom, you need to know about the tax rules. Many Airbnb hosts have faced challenges when it comes to paying income tax on their rental earnings. Taking action early is…

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October 24, 2023

6 Ways to Optimize Your Airbnb Check-In Experience

Your home is spotless and ready. Suddenly, the doorbell rings. It's time for your first Airbnb guest. What should you do next? While you've already prepared the house (things like putting away valuables and having enough toilet paper), how should you greet them? Let’s go through a simple guide on welcoming your guests. 1. Warm Welcome Even if you’ve had…

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October 23, 2023

Airbnb Luggage Solutions: 4 Top Tips for Hosts

Every Airbnb host eventually hears the same question from their guests: "Where can I store my bags?" or "Can I leave my stuff with you before or after check-in?" Guests dread dragging their luggage around, as it can mar the beginning or end of their journey. However, as a host, you have a golden chance to elevate their experience. By…

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October 19, 2023

How to Exchange Keys with Your Airbnb Guests?

A key handover can be quite the challenge for Airbnb hosts. While an in-person meet-and-greet provides the perfect opportunity to familiarize guests with the property and local attractions, it isn't always feasible. So, what solutions are available if you're preoccupied with work, vacationing, socializing, or other commitments? Here are 6 alternatives for key handovers when you're not around: 1. Leverage…

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October 18, 2023

Transforming Your Home into a Profitable Rental

Interested in turning your house into an Airbnb rental? Homeowners opt for this route for various reasons. For instance, when their children move out, they often find themselves with a spacious house and several unused rooms. Alternatively, some individuals own apartments they rarely occupy due to frequent work-related travel or extended stays at their partner's place. What's certain is that…

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October 17, 2023

What Are the Best Property Investment Strategies in the UK?

The world of property investment in the United Kingdom offers a myriad of opportunities for both seasoned investors and newcomers. However, navigating this dynamic market requires a well-informed approach that aligns with UK property laws and regulations. In this guide, we'll explore some of the best property investment strategies tailored specifically to the UK property market. 1. Buy-to-Let Investments: Buy-to-let…

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October 12, 2023

Secure Your Short-Term Rental with Smoke Detection

Keey understands the risks posed by cigarette smoke and unauthorized parties, which can lead to around $3000 in repair costs each year. We are dedicated to providing property managers and owners with a smooth experience from check-in to check-out. That's why we have partnered with Minut to introduce a unique sensor that monitors noise, occupancy, temperature, humidity, and cigarette smoke,…

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