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by zebedee
Wed Oct 19, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Agent takeover
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Agent takeover

Yes, because of course they want the guests to book every year with them so they get the commission. They aren’t too bothered about any damage to your property. Agents are not really our friends once they have signed us up. If you need any help re TCs or other matters don’t hesitate to pm me. I sugg...
by zebedee
Thu Oct 13, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Agent takeover
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Agent takeover

Hi, Many years ago I started out with an agent. The contract was unlimited owner bookings. The bookings came in from the agent but started to slow. So I set up a website and pointed the adverts for my property on two local tourist sites (that I was paying for) away from the agent to my own site. The...
by zebedee
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Bookings
Topic: Switching to long let for one year
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Switching to long let for one year

You may also need to consider that local authorities may be given powers to limit the numbers of FHLs in their area. This could affect your ability to switch back. I don’t know how long this would take to become approved, but it is a realistic possibility under discussion at the moment. Furthermore,...
by zebedee
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Electric heating advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Well I am the only person who has answered the question in the original post.
No one else has made any other suggestions or offered any help.

Is it any wonder this forum is dying and people don’t use it anymore?
by zebedee
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Electric heating advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Rointe D series (which is what is needed here) run on electricity powered by wind. So they tick the renewal energy box nicely. I doubt they will fall to meet up to any future EPC standards when the government has decided to do away with gas, some logs, and making similar plans for oil. It’s not like...
by zebedee
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Electric heating advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

In light of the forthcoming ban on gas boilers coming in, which will inevitably lead to changes in EPCs, isn’t there a useful saying about bridges and crossings with regards to a certificate that every estate agent will tell you, no one pays any attention to? It might be something to consider if the...
by zebedee
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Electric heating advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Hi, yes, I had Rointe radiators fitted which can be controlled with an app on my phone and have the open window sensor.
I can highly recommend them. Feel free to pm me if you would like more details.
by zebedee
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Bookings
Topic: Should getting & giving physical addresses be mandatory?
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

" What does providing a full address make? You cannot prove that they have any connection with the address provided ." Absolutely. Try googling the address: It is surprising how often you see a shop or warehouse or office (and no connexion between the name and the office). I have even ins...
by zebedee
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Bookings
Topic: Should getting & giving physical addresses be mandatory?
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

I send out certain information via the post. Without the guest receiving that information, the booking can’t go ahead. Sorry, but I am not prepared to let anyone stay who could do a lot of damage etc and have no way of contacting them. Some years ago I was told a story of someone who had let their p...
by zebedee
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Query re Sykes contract cancellation terms
Replies: 1
Views: 567

I am hoping someone can help you with your request. I have never been with Sykes but a search on this forum will tell you a lot about them. None much of it is good, so you are not alone. Best wishes getting out of the contract and we will do our best to help when you are able to consider other optio...
by zebedee
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Buying/selling your home
Topic: Purchasing a holiday home for let
Replies: 2
Views: 943

I would agree it isn’t a good time to buy a flat at the moment. However, a caravan or lodge - do you understand that they have limited lifespans?? Eg the caravan site owner will dictate how old your caravan is allowed to get before you have to replace it? Lodges also have a limited lifespan so not a...
by zebedee
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: What would you do - advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

I would agree that you are not under any obligation to refund. Let’s face it, they may have had a row, or it could be something serious with a family member. However, you could now advertise the second week as available whilst you are ventilating and deep cleaning - maybe even 8 or 9 days depending ...
by zebedee
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Track and Trace QR code
Replies: 30
Views: 12292

Be prepared for your agent to argue their case (code for refuse). Their fear will be that you contact guests direct to get them to book through you rather than the agent. Perhaps think about your response. Most people that use agents go to different places every year and don't want to deal with own...
by zebedee
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Commercial holiday let - public liability insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Yes, they are just booking agents (who take a fat fee).
by zebedee
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Commercial holiday let - public liability insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

+1 The agent is just that, someone acting on your behalf. You hold all the risk. The same is true in residential letting. If say, the agent makes an error whilst taking and processing the deposit, it is still you who the courts hold to be accountable, not the agent. You will need your own public lia...