Keeping a summer home or a family holiday home in useable condition is hard work and expensive. The expense is well worth it when you get to escape from your busy schedule once in a while with your family, even if it’s only for a weekend. Unfortunately, with how busy we get with our hectic schedules, these get away almost never happen; inevitably making it harder to keep a closed house maintained. In this case, it’s expected that you would have been curious about renting the unused home. Here are a few tips on converting your summer home into a holiday let.
• Make sure the legal issues are dealt with – we are sure you’ve already thought of the business end and researched the profits of your decision. Unfortunately, this is not the last of your research. Some countries and even cities have certain rules in regards to this. It’s always best researching this and getting the legal part met before you spend on converting your holiday home.
• Start with the small renovations – every house has its own faults. And since this is a house that doesn’t get used in a daily basis, it’s possible that you may find more neglected flaws and problems that you forgot. Get these renovations done so the professionals don’t have as much to do. Trust us, this makes a difference in the payment, and it will also help you in deciding if you really need to use a villa or commercial interior design for it.
• Bring in the professionals – now’s the time to bring in the professionals to give your villa interior design in Dubai a makeover to suit its new purpose. Concentrate on opening up the house (so it gets more sunlight), and making it more appealing to its visitors. Landscaping your garden and adding a pool may cost you a bit, but will be worth it if you can rent your house out for a higher fee.
• Decide if you want to let long term, or short term – while there are many benefits of renting out a house, it’s always best deciding beforehand if you’re going to be renting it out for long periods (renting it to one visitor for months) or short term (like weekends).
• Have fun in putting in personal touches – whether you use a professional or not to fix up your house for its new visitors, you should put our own personal touches to it. Take your time deciding it all; from the arrangements of the furniture to those little welcoming gifts owners keep for renters.
• Protect your home – unfortunately, not all visitors you’ll get will be well-behaved and respectful of your property. To make sure they don’t completely destroy it, make sure your rental agreement is strong, and that you get your house properly insured. Make sure to include your cleaning charges into your rental agreement too…!