If you're interested in buying a holiday home for your own use and as an investment, this book will provide you with a step-by-step guide. It will show you how to: source the right property for income and capital growth; prepare your property for letting; take your property to market; get the best from agents if you decide to use one; take bookings and deal with cancellations; manage the maintenance and cleaning; receive guests and secure repeat business; and manage the finances and make a profit.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements 1. The property ladder 2. Location 3. Preparing your property 4. A look at the rooms on offer 5. Marketing 6. Bookings 7. Maintenance 8. Receiving guests 9. Inventories and checklists 10. The financial aspect Useful addresses and websites Index
Allison Lee first ventured into the property market with her husband several years ago. They have since bought and sold two properties to enable them to be in a position to purchase a harbour side cottage in Cumbria. With many advanced bookings and a booming UK holiday market it has been an enjoyable - and rewarding - experience.