The idea of making money off your home while you are away, is not a particularly new concept but sometimes the logistics of letting out your house over the holidays puts you off the process altogether and the effort outweighs the gain.
Specialist companies offer services that will ease the logistical burden. Some of their services include getting bookings for your home, doing background checks on all guests before accepting bookings and providing fresh linen and towels so that you don’t have strangers sleeping in your sheets.
On average, a home in central London can earn you roughly £600 a week. This means you’re making good money, and filling your house with people, thereby decreasing the chance of a burglary – Christmas is a popular time for burglars to be on the prowl.
One homeowner in Chelsea funded an entire year’s holiday by letting out her house to tourists and business travellers.
A reputable company like UnderTheDoormat will also check in the guests and check them out personally so that they can ensure that everything is in order and has had a full clean before your return. The managers are on call 24-hours a day to make sure that your guests feel comfortable and so that you can relax on your holiday, knowing that your home is in good hands.
If you’re heading home these holidays, why not consider earning back some of the money you’ll spend on all the South African goodies you’ve missed since you’ve been gone?