The demand for short-term lettings across the UK has skyrocketed, meaning property hosts are now expected to provide more for their guests.
Here’s what we think you should be doing with your property in 2022:
Where should I look to place my property?
Most enquiries for domestic travel, short stays and staycations within the UK have increased post-COVID.
However, choosing where to list a property can determine how well you stand out compared to others.
Take a look at some of the areas to invest in, in 2022. More here.
Airbnb Management Companies
In this current market, balancing everyday life while maintaining good care of your letting property and guest satisfaction can be difficult.
You’ll find that successful property owners have moved to use an Airbnb agent with their homes.
Let someone take over the reins of services such as guest management/communication and professional cleaning.
Here’s an Airbnb Management Service with a background in helping owners, HelloGuest.
Applying for a Property License
Understanding the area you are situated in; local laws is essential when considering becoming a host.
You’ll have to register for a permit or license beforehand from your local council or government.
Research the area and check whether they allow Airbnb businesses to operate.
Signing up as an Airbnb host
For your listings to stand out as possible, you must aim to be featured as a rental site.
Here are the steps to do so:
- Go to Airbnb.com, and select Host
- Add a new listing
- Answer all questions regarding your property
- List my property
Most Airbnb customers usually search for a place, for around 2-7 nights.
There is now a demand for a more personal experience rather than staying in hotels etc.
Depending on the size of your property, you can visualise your targeted individuals; such as young couples and families.
Consider the traffic that the area brings in different parts of the year like sporting events or music festivals – determines the demand for short term lets.