Spring has arrived in Edinburgh, busy bringing pops of crocus colours to the city – and it’s a time when landlords with a holiday let property are busy too, carrying out property maintenance and a thorough spring clean.
Our team have seen a huge variety of holiday let property across Edinburgh and recommend an annual deep clean, in addition to turnover cleans between bookings. A spring clean is also a good opportunity to carry out any minor improvements.
Here’s why a spring clean is important for your holiday let:
- A cared-for property in tip-top condition commands higher rent
It pays to look after your property – keeping it in excellent condition means you can benefit from maximum returns on your investment.
- A clean property means happy guests, good reviews and repeat bookings
A sparkling clean property makes the right all-important first impression, which makes for happy guests – meaning repeat bookings and good reviews encouraging new bookings.
- Help to reduce overall property maintenance expenditure
A property that is clean and well cared for can encourage guests to take more care, meaning furnishings and fittings last longer and helping to reduce your overall property maintenance expenditure.
- Set the cleaning standard
A deep clean sets the cleaning standard for the property and is the foundation for subsequent cleaning.
- Keep your competitive edge in a strong market
Making time to thoroughly clean and carry out any minor improvements will help ensure that the property remains desirable and competitive in a busy market.
- Prevent expensive problems
A thorough annual spring clean gives you the opportunity to identify and rectify any potential issues before they become more expensive problems.
Using a cleaning company for your holiday let property spring clean?
Many landlords choose to use a cleaning company to carry out deep cleans, ensuring consistent standards. It’s worth keeping in mind that the company you choose should have adequate public liability and employer liability insurance in place and staff should be qualified or trained in using any specialist cleaning machinery or tools.
How we can help
Organising a deep spring clean for your holiday let property can be time-consuming and demanding, even if you do bring in a cleaning company to boost the elbow grease, and this is in addition to all the turnover cleans between bookings, throughout the year. Any repairs or maintenance will need a skilled and trustworthy tradesman… once you’ve found one and found a slot in their diary.
If you’re considering a helping hand to share some of the load, then our team of property management experts are here to help – let us take care of things with our full management service, covering every aspect of the letting cycle.
We can arrange all cleans, manage changeovers and organise day-to-day maintenance using our team of experienced, competitively-priced trusted tradesmen. We also provide guests with a 24 hour, seven days a week emergency contact number in case any issues arise during their stay.
Our full management service also includes ensuring that all safety certification is in place and up to date, so your property is compliant with all current legislation. This is in addition to advertising your holiday let property, securing bookings, preparing contracts, handling keys, managing inventories… and more.
Get in touch to find out more about our service or for a chat through any questions you may have!