There's no better time to consider letting your property. Mulberry Cottages has seen an increased demand for UK travel more than ever before. That's why we are hosting our free 'Owner Events' so you can gain insight from industry experts and learn some tricks of the trade through workshops.
If you have a holiday let that you are considering to let or currently letting, join us and learn how to navigate the market through a series of talks and the opportunity for one-to-one advice with the Mulberry team. Find out more and sign up here.
With summer just around the corner, you want your holiday let to be spic and span for the peak season! Ensure you have a smooth and successful summer by fully preparing your home with our top three pieces of advice.
Safety Checks and maintenance
The safety of your guests should be of highest importance all year round. Make sure all electrical items are in good working order, including TVs, satellite, WiFi, electric shutters and security alarms - replacing any batteries and bulbs as you go. Walking through the property is a good technique, checking smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and air conditioning units as well as making sure doors don’t jam and locks work properly. Make sure gas safety and fire risk assessments are up to date and your boiler has been serviced.
Give your garden some TLC
**The winter can put gardens into disarray. The garden is usually the first thin thing a guest sees of the property and first impressions count! Make sure all pathways are clear of debris, moss and no slippery mud. Cut back bushes, hedges and trees and get the lawn mowed. Any patio areas or garden tables can be brightened up with seasonal flower pots & by being swept and cleaned to get rid of mildew. When the hot weather hits, make sure someone waters the plants and maintains the lawn to avoid scorched earth patches. Swimming pools should be maintained and kept sparkling by specialist contractors. For beachside holiday homes, steel railings should be cleaned and treated with anti-rust paint.
Spring clean for Summer
To avoid your holiday home looked tired, outdated or unloved complete re-decorating is advised every four to five years and a yearly touch up of paint, scuffs, chipped crockery or worn furniture is needed. Bedding, cushions and curtains should be dry cleaned for freshness and carpets can be shampooed. A simple trick we really advise is completely airing out the house by opening all windows and doors - including cupboards and drawers - to get rid of any musty smells that stick! Drains should be inspected and cleaned and septic tanks emptied by a specialist company.
To find out how much you could earn from your property and become a Mulberry Owner, visit our Owner Page