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Airbnb your Home while we find you a tenant!

May 18, 2018

Perhaps your rental property has unexpectedly become vacant, or your circumstances have suddenly changed and you have a property sitting vacant in our beautiful London town.

The good thing during this summer period is that it is the peak time of year for renters looking to move, plus the peak for visitors to London and therefore bookings for listings on Airbnb. It is the perfect storm! You may not have considered doing both so read on to find out more.

Why list on Airbnb while looking for a tenant?

Ultimately you want the best yield for your property so if you have a vacant period you can maximise the far higher average daily rental price you can achieve on Airbnb.  Here at Portico, we offer Portico Host, an Airbnb Management Service. We can set your property up, list it on Airbnb and maximise the occupancy over the summer period, while we look for the best tenant for you. This way you can wait for the right tenant to come along, whilst also maximising the yield from your property, win win!

Why list on Airbnb with Portico Host?

We have three different levels of Airbnb Management Service, designed to fit the different needs and requirements of different Hosts.  Fundamentally it will give you the peace of mind, more time to do other things and importantly the best return, by leaving it to the Host experts here at Portico to manage your property on Airbnb. 

We are the only agent on the high street with 17 offices across London that have an in-house team for management of your property on Airbnb. 

As an award winning London Lettings Agent (The Negotiator, Large Lettings Agent of the Year 2017), it also means we can seamlessly manage your property, whilst the lettings team look for a tenant.  Utilising our experience in property management and with our local property knowledge we’re best placed to look after your property.

What if my property is unfurnished and not in a great state?

Don’t worry! Our Operations team are experts in making a property 'Airbnb ready'.  For a small fee we will visit the property, create a plan for what is needed and even go out and purchase items on your behalf.  We’ll then set up the property, arrange photos and complete a full deep clean of the property.  The best thing is that we’ll only charge you at the end of the month, to allow you time to earn the money from guests to pay for the new items.

We have our own Portico Handyman and Portico Housekeeping teams, so you can rely on Portico to arrange for any works or cleaning to be done efficiently and to Portico standards!

Plus if you are also looking to sell your property this is ideal, as not only will you be investing in furniture and accessories that in effect the Airbnb guests pay for, it will ultimately make the property far more appealing to buyers.

Do I have to move to a long term let after listing on Airbnb with Portico Host?

No, the choice is yours. There is a 90 day restriction in London so you will need to move to an AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) or move back into the property after this period.  However at Portico we have a fantastic rate for Short Term Tenancies (where monies are paid upfront by the tenant for a set period of time up to 6 months) as well as a range of packages for Long Term Tenancies.  Just ask our teams for further information.

For more information on our lettings packages or Portico Host packages, please call 0207 428 5311. Find !!!!!out the rental value of your home or value of listing your property on Airbnb by visiting our Instant Valuation tool


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