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Decorating Your Rental for Christmas Without Upsetting Your Landlord

When you live somewhere rented, it’s often the case that your landlord will be against wall decor of any kind, and changing furniture is a big no-no. However, there is a way to make your rented home festive without putting so much as a pin in the wall or a piece of tinsel out of […]

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4 Things to Know Before You Start Renting Out Your Holiday Home

When renting out your holiday home for the first time, it’s important you do everything properly so you don’t get in trouble, and you can rent it out again in the future. We’ve compiled a list of 4 things to know before you become a landlord for the first time.   1. Make sure it’s […]

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How to Style your Holiday Home

Putting effort and money into styling your holiday home pays for itself – guests are more likely to pick and return to homes with a bit of character and a memorable sense of style. Especially in the modern world of glossy profile pictures and 360 degree interior videos, having a place that looks good online […]

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How to be the best holiday host around

While you won’t be there for most of your guests’ holiday, the attitude of the host can often be what people remember about their time in a holiday let. If you’re friendly, sunny and approachable, guests are much more likely to come back  a second time, and it’s a great way to create a pool […]

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5 Tips for Letting Out Your Holiday Home

At Perfect Weekends we’re always here to help small or first-time landlords. It’s not an easy business to get into, and with the cost of a new house any mistakes can have huge consequences. These tips will help you get a firm start and keep everything running smoothly.  Use the right mortgage. If you’re letting […]

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Why Let Your Second Home?

Most people who buy second homes will already be factoring the potential money from holiday rent into their calculations. After all, you won’t be living in your second home all the time, and if you’ve chosen a good location you can charge a premium to holidaymakers looking to stay there. There are benefits to letting […]

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Essential Information for Your Guests

When you’re on holiday in a new place for the first time, nothing is more comforting than some advice and direction. While most travellers will have smartphones and the internet, good local advice will often leave those high-tech instructions in the dust. A little advice about decent local pubs will go a long way, of […]

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Why it’s worth the finishing touches

With more and more people looking to tripadvisor and other online reviews to help them choose a holiday home, the little details couldn’t be more important. It goes without saying that keeping rooms clean and gardens tidy are essential things to do in order to give guests a good impression, but going the extra mile […]

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The importance of an attractive garden at holiday homes

Often when hiring holiday homes, customers look for well looked after gardens. If looking for a summer vacation, holiday makers want to relax in a well groomed and pruned back garden. City dwellers love to visit cottages and holiday homes just for the novelty of having a nice, outside sitting area, that is private and […]

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Spring cleaning your second home

As we leave winter behind, with the Easter break fast approaching for many families, it might be time to have your holiday let cleaned. If you have been living there over winter, you will want it to be fresh for guests come the warmer weather, and if it has been empty, a spruce up and […]

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