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Portico Host Teams Up With Airbnb

January 30, 2019

We have recently joined just three other professional co-hosts in the UK to bring Airbnb services to the UK. We are the first mainstream lettings business in the UK to be appointed to the programme where properties will be available on the Airbnb website, managed by our dedicated Portico account managers.

What is the Airbnb Professional Co-Host Programme?

Airbnb launched the global co-host programme in January 2018, announcing its first three UK partners in April. The programme was a natural next step for the firm; many hosts were already enlisting professional services to manage properties. Through the programme, Airbnb will share best practices, provide additional support, and enable further technological integration.

Airbnb can help landlords to maximise their income from investment properties at a time when they are set to be hit with increased taxes and costs. It also makes Airbnb a more accessible option for homeowners interested in earning additional income through short term lets. Fiona Patterson, Marketing and New Business Director at Portico “We see our Airbnb management service as a complimentary service to our lettings and sales business, designed to support landlords between long term tenancies. Portico enables landlords to get the most from their property, whether it’s through a long-term tenant or a combination of long-term tenancies and short term lets. Portico Host is also ideal for people selling vacant properties, or those wanting to earn from their property while they are on holiday or working abroad.”

Why use Portico Host?

Our partnership with Airbnb means you can have complete confidence in our service. You can now walk into a Portico office on the high street and list your property for rent through Airbnb in the same way that you would for long-term tenancy, with teams that are experienced in managing people’s homes and tenants.

You’ll have the reassurance of Portico, an established business on the high street, offering an in-house service specifically designed for short term lets, backed by an award winning and trusted brand that truly understands how to look after a home. Pushkar Patel, Host Manager says “Our short-term letting service has more than doubled in the last year. Now, with the support of Airbnb, we are looking to fulfil the demand for a trustworthy short let management service. The service offers complete management of your property on Airbnb including guest communication and verification, professional cleaning and linen. Importantly also your listing is carefully managed to optimize the occupancy levels and daily pricing to achieve the best possible return.”

Customers do not need to have their property listed with Portico for sale or rent to use the Portico Host service as it is open to all homeowners in zones 1-4 in London, homeowners in Manchester and Liverpool.

Portico Host offers three different packages of Airbnb management services and is supported by the in-house Portico Handyman and Portico Housekeeping team. Portico also offers hosts additional insurance with Portico Host Cover, giving users extra peace of mind.

Want to find out more about becoming an Airbnb Host? Contact our team for more information by calling 020 7099 4000 or email today ! !!!!!!!

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