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How to calculate breakeven and forecast profit on holiday let

[fa icon="calendar'] November 16, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Easy maths to assess how good a holiday let investment is

As a holiday let property investor, your objectives will be to make enough profit to fund your investment and create the lifestyle you desire. Your first financial hurdle will be to hit breakeven – the point at which your rental income is enough to pay all your costs of ownership. When we discuss the buy-to-let investment with investors, we discuss how important it is to make an accurate cash flow projection. The same principle applies when you invest in  a holiday let.

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Should you use local letting agencies for your holiday let?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 15, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Pros and cons of going local with your holiday let strategy

To maximise your income for a holiday let investment, you need to get it rented for as many days as possible. There will be a breakeven point on your cash flow – the number of days where your income equals your expenses. This should be your minimum goal. Every extra day your holiday let is rented after breakeven equals profit. (Read our article “How to calculate breakeven on your holiday let investment”.)

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Online sites that help you let your holiday let

[fa icon="calendar'] November 14, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

What holiday let rental websites could you use to maximise global exposure

As a holiday let investor, your main aim is likely to be to make a decent return on your investment. Like buy-to-let property investment, the return is made by a combination of capital gain and rental income. One of the key differences between holiday let and buy-to-let property, though, is the rental yield you could achieve. As a holiday let investor, you could quite easily receive double the yield you might expect on a buy-to-let property – a real attraction of holiday let investment.

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The pros and cons of using a holiday let property manager

[fa icon="calendar'] November 13, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Should you get someone else to do the hard work?

In my last article, I discussed the pros and cons of self-managing a holiday let. For balance, it’s only right that I discuss the pros and cons of using a holiday let property manager, as you decide how to maximise the potential returns from your investment.

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The pros and cons of self-managing a holiday let

[fa icon="calendar'] November 12, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

How do you decide whether to DIY your holiday let property?

You’ve asked yourself, Is holiday let property a good investment?”, and decided to take the plunge. I think it’s a great decision – you’re about to invest in the stability and growth potential of the UK property market, with the added potential to benefit from amazing rental yields. You’re also buying a property that you can use as a bolthole when it’s not occupied.

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UK Property News - 12 Nov 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] November 12, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

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Is it time to invest in the booming UK holiday let property market?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 11, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

With stellar growth, holiday let investors have never had it so good

The holiday let market is booming in the UK. The decrease in the value of the pound has made the UK more attractive for foreign visitors. It has also made staycations more popular – the pound in your pocket doesn’t buy as much in Spain as it used to. In this article, we look at just how vibrant the holiday let market is and help answer the question, is holiday let property a good investment?

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Boost your holiday let profits by being clever with your costs

[fa icon="calendar'] November 10, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Cost-saving strategies to increase profits and improve your lifestyle

Using strategies to maximise your holiday let income and boost year-round income aren’t the only ways to increase your profits. You can improve your bottom line by hundreds, if not thousands, simply by being savvy with your costs, spending money more wisely, and ensuring you take advantage of all the tax breaks available on holiday let property investment.

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Strategies to boost year-round income from holiday let properties

[fa icon="calendar'] November 9, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

How to maximise your income when others are scratching their heads

The profit you make from any property investment depends on the strategy you use to maximise its potential. This includes holiday let property. It amazes me how many holiday let properties I see that are empty for so many weeks of the year. That’s not the market or the weather’s fault; that’s bad planning and bad investment strategy.

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All you need to know about holiday let rental agreements

[fa icon="calendar'] November 8, 2018 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Protecting your holiday let profits and your guests

One of the most important pieces of paperwork you are responsible for as a buy-to-let landlord is your tenancy agreement. When running a holiday let, the same principles apply. Your holiday let rental agreement outlines your responsibilities as the holiday let owner, and the holidaymakers as your temporary tenants.

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