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Is It Safe To Host On Airbnb

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

All in all, Airbnb is a safe platform to use and it is deemed quite safe from the millions of users that use it. This is especially true if you are renting your flat or property as an entire home rather versus a room in your home as there is less risk when you are not even in the property except for the key exchange. Of course you will find hosts and guests with some horror stories to tell, but [...read more]

Leaving Your Flat In The Middle Of Your Long Term Let Without Any Penalties

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

A while back, I had to pack up and leave London in the middle of my long term let contract. I was worried I would have to forfeit part of my deposit or pay a penalty. However, to my surprise, I was able to refer my landlord (the property owner) to Airmanaged who were able to take over the lease the day right after I left. This way the property owner did not have any vacancy and I didn’t have to [...read more]

The Biggest Hassles For Airbnb Hosts

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cleaning and laundry between guests. Washing and changing sheets alone can take an hour. Cleaning the home could take 2 hours or more based on its size   Booking guests online includes answering their questions, providing them with information and updating your pricing weekly. This process can take up to 6 hours per week of your time.   Damage, Repairs & fixes can vary from a [...read more]

How to create a successful Airbnb Listing

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

A successful Airbnb Listing needs to start with good descriptions. You should be concise and accurate in your description and you should highlight your neighbourhood and the amenities available near your lodging. Mention the nearby stores, Train or Underground stations, restaurants, bars and dry cleaners that are within walking distance. Talk about that farmer’s market or that great theatre [...read more]

Airbnb Fees & How Airbnb Makes Its Money

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Airbnb has flipped the formula of traditional business. Instead of hiring sales people that once sold a company’s products for a commission, Airbnb along with Uber and similar companies has put the consumer (guests and hosts) in charge and provided a platform where it takes a commission from them for using the platform. Airbnb charges the hosts a 3% host service fee everytime a booking is [...read more]

The Rise of Airbnb & The Sharing Economy

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a recent valuation of 10 billion USD and reported revenue of 250 million USD last year, Airbnb has disrupted the hotel industry across the world and created more world travelers. The company allows hosts to rent out their vacant homes or spare rooms to guests on its platform achieving 10 million stays last year alone. It doubled its listings to 800,000 in 192 countries. Fast company is [...read more]