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by greenbarn
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Electric car chargers
Replies: 31
Views: 5673

To put it into some kind of perspective, charging an EV uses roughly the same amount of electricity (probably slightly more) as running a tumble dryer.

It’s down to individual owners to decide whether a guest running the tumble dryer non-stop overnight is taking the piss or not.
by greenbarn
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Just starting out
Topic: Advice on marketing platforms
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

...it is worth getting Visit England grading in my opinion. It works for me because it makes my property stand out against my local competitors and gives guests the assurance of independent inspections of your property and a benchmark of facilities provided. This latter suggestion will likely be di...
by greenbarn
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: A Dog Rules Enforcement Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Does your insurance policy cover you for damages caused by dogs, i'm 99.9999999% sure you are not covered In the UK many holiday let policies provide cover for damage done by guests’ dogs, but it’s definitely a detail to check and not assume. I recall checking out alternatives to our insurer (NFU) ...
by greenbarn
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: How to respond to guests from tier 3
Replies: 11
Views: 3486

Tell them that part of your duty of care and responsibility is to follow the official guidance , and if you don’t demonstrate this level of responsibility and diligence your insurance will be invalidated; hence you cannot accept them. That may or may not be the case, but insurers are looking for any...
by greenbarn
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Just starting out
Topic: Rear access right of way... should we walk away?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

As a start point you need to check if the Right of Access to the property allows for business use of the property. Rights of access very often have gates across them which is not a problem if it isn’t locked and doesn’t prevent the access being used, although I have no idea if the neighbours needed ...
by greenbarn
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: England Lockdown 2 (November)
Replies: 3
Views: 3300

We’ll have to wait for the detail, scheduled for Tuesday, of whether people away from their own home must return immediately, or can finish a holiday if reasonable; no point in second-guessing.

The “lockdown but not really a lockdown” doesn’t kick in in until midnight on Thursday.
by greenbarn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: 3 Tier Restrictions - Cancellations and Financial Support?
Replies: 6
Views: 3341

Currently the best place to keep up to date with all of this, including the lack of financial support, is the PASC website and more importantly their FB page for frequent updates.
by greenbarn
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Just starting out
Topic: How many beds should I make up for smaller parties?
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Ocean Escape wrote: However, I still feel it was a little disrespectful given current hygiene restraints to not have contacted our letting agents and added the additional guests to the booking.
Disrespectful at any time. More than disrespectful, as we are always obliged to have the names of all adults staying over.
by greenbarn
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: QR code for self-catering holiday rental property
Replies: 4
Views: 2448

Jason wrote:Ah right, thank you both.

You were a lot quicker to give me an answer than my MP!
Maybe your MP found the answer and thought “that can’t be right, it makes no sense” and is still looking... ;-)
by greenbarn
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Just starting out
Topic: How many beds should I make up for smaller parties?
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

If they pay full price make up all the beds. If you offer a discount then you can include a proviso about which beds to be left unmade. As Marks said, which is what we do in our 3 properties. It suits us to offer a reduced rate for one couple occupancy which is a strong market for us, and with ensu...
by greenbarn
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: QR code for self-catering holiday rental property
Replies: 4
Views: 2448

zebedee wrote: Guests don’t have to use it, but you must display it.
Exactly that.
by greenbarn
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: New Local Lockdown Restrictions.
Replies: 16
Views: 5985

What with differing local lockdowns, rules and restrictions across different regions and countries i.e. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, where the rules keep changing daily, it is becoming difficult if not impossible to keep up-to-date with what is required for us to adhere to the law. I’ve se...
by greenbarn
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: New Local Lockdown Restrictions.
Replies: 16
Views: 5985

There’s an additional issue with mixed households under the Rule of 6 (and before it in fact) which is that the size and layout of the property must enable appropriate distancing to be maintained indoors. In most places that immediately rules out two people from different households sharing a bedro...
by greenbarn
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: New Local Lockdown Restrictions.
Replies: 16
Views: 5985

Thanks for that link Zebedee. We only sleep 6 but regularly get mixed households from different parts of the country. I guess we have an equal responsibility in obeying the rules. K&J There’s an additional issue with mixed households under the Rule of 6 (and before it in fact) which is that the...
by greenbarn
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Track and Trace QR code
Replies: 30
Views: 12292

As of today the general interpretation from sources such as PASC of the QR code is that we are now obliged to display it. Yes, it’s pretty pointless as we’ll all have collected the necessary information as part of the booking process, so guests don’t need to scan the code. It’s really a case of get ...