What is a festival let?
Festival lets are holiday lets that take place during July and August during the Edinburgh festival period each year. Accommodation is needed for the thousands of people who descend on the city to participate in the many shows or simply to take in the atmosphere of the largest arts and comedy festival in the world. Lets tend to be between 1 week and 1 month in duration.
Landlords need to take into consideration that a festival property needs to be fully furnished with kitchen equipment, bed linen, towels, etc. Festival guests also demand TV and WIFI.
Why choose festival letting?
- You have a fully furnished central property that is vacant during the festival period
- High numbers of visitors have to be housed and the demand is strong for good quality, central properties
- Suitable properties demand high weekly rental prices
If you have a central property that will be available during the Edinburgh festival then we would be delighted to hear from you. The areas with highest demand from Festival guests are the Old Town, Newington, Marchmont and the New Town but we do sometimes get requests for properties outwith these areas.
For festival lets we charge 20% +VAT commission on rental income.