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Become an Airbnb Host in 2018

April 17, 2018

Airbnb is fast becoming a staple holiday accommodation choice when we head off on our travels, but have you ever considered becoming a host yourself?

Living in one of the most sought-after cities in the world, there’s never been a better time to become an Airbnb Host and, with Portico Host, our Airbnb Management Service, it’s never been easier either.

There’s no need for you to lift a finger as everything from photography, to finding the right person, to caring for your guests is covered by the Portico Host team. All you have to do is collect the pay-packet at the end of the month.

Still got some reservations? Here are your biggest Airbnb questions answered:

Why use Airbnb?

Right now, there’s 55,893 live Airbnb listings in London, receiving an average of 137 views a week, according to AirDNA data. The number of booked properties in London has grown 43% in the last 12 months and boroughs which grew the most for average whole property price in the last month were Waltham Forest, with a massive 8%, Redbridge at 5% and Southwark at 3%. Airbnb have the audiences just waiting for a property like yours.

How often do I need to Airbnb my home?

Whether you’re heading off on travels this summer, you travel a lot for work or you don’t have a long-term tenant right now, using Airbnb is a great way of earning a little extra money from an empty space. Airbnb does enforce a 90 day limit for London hosts so check how these limitations will affect you.

How do I ensure I pick good guests?

To give you peace of mind Portico Host offer different packages with different options. We can leave keys in a lockbox for your guests or, if you’d rather we met them face to face, we can do this too with the Concierge package too.

Does my insurance cover me?

Airbnb offer a limited level of insurance but if you use Portico Host’s Comprehensive or Concierge package, you receive Portico Host Cover, which keeps you and your home protected.

What if there are problems while I’m away?

Portico have 18 offices around London, so our dedicated team will be on hand if there are any issues. With our Portico Handyman service available too, if any maintenance issues arise, the team are able to tend to it quickly and easily.

How much can I earn?

Find out how much you could be earning with our Rental Instant Valuation here which can give you a rough figure in 60 seconds.

If you’re considering short-letting your home on Airbnb, why not find out more about Portico Host. Get in touch with the team for a quick no-obligation consultation. The team can talk you through the process and packages available. Find out more at www.portico.com/host or call 020 7099 4000.!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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