Short Let case studies

Michael’s story - An extra income during work trips away
Michael had a spacious, modern 1-bedroom apartment in Embassy Gardens that he lived in. He was looking for a rental strategy that complimented his working-life schedule, which meant he was away up to 6 months of the year. We opted to go for a short-let strategy, that allowed him to generate an extra income for the times the property is vacant and it also provides turnover with a higher rate.
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Michael, Embassy Gardens
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Sarah’s story - Provided with the flexibility she was seeking
The top priorities that Sarah had when she got in touch with SMARTHOST was that she wanted to diminish the risk of property damage as much as possible and still remain in control of her flat, whilst earning an income. Choosing a short-term lease allowed Sarah to remain on top of the condition of her flat, as our team closely monitors and maintains the flat on a weekly basis. In addition, guests were highly satisfied with the cleanliness of the flat, as our housekeeping services ensured to keep the property sanitized and clean before, during and after each stay.
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Sarah, Mayfair
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Sameer’s story - Remaining 
profitable during market fluctuations
Sameer and his wife initially were requesting a long-term tenant to occupy their 2-bedroom flat in Vauxhall. However, our leasing team advised the couple to undertake a short-let strategy until market conditions improve and whilst they continue their search for the perfect tenants. Their property was successfully booked within just 3 days of being marketed on Airbnb, at 5% rental yield!
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Sameer, Vauxhall
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Rafa and Hameed’s story - Leasing out serviced apartments to increase ROI
The top priorities that Sarah had when she got in touch with SMARTHOST was that she wanted to diminish the risk of property damage as much as possible and still remain in control of her flat, whilst earning an income. Choosing a short-term lease allowed Sarah to remain on top of the condition of her flat, as our team closely monitor and maintain the flat on a weekly basis. In addition, guests were highly satisfied with the cleanliness of the flat, as our housekeeping services ensured to keep the property sanitized and clean before, during and after each stay.
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Rafa & Hameed, Kensington
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Jill’s story - Short-letting the property till it sells for an extra income
Jill has been a long-term client of SMARTHOST. Having joined in 2018 to rent out her Putney based property up until the end of last year, where she decided to relocate out of London, as a result of the pandemic. In order to increase her income during the process of selling her property, we collectively opted to short-let the home. This was a fantastic solution for Jill to earn some additional funds during this process until her property successfully sold, 4% above market price.
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Jill, Putney
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Valentina and Luca’s story - First time investors source a buy-to-let property
This lovely couple were recommended to us by some friends in early 2020 and they were deep in contemplation about sourcing a buy-to-let property in order to earn a steady monthly income, save enough over time and remortgage the property eventually. As this was their second home, in a more prime Central London location, we recommended to choose a short-term letting package to boost their chances of earning a higher return on investment whilst running the property as a vacation home to guests. As their location was a vital advantage here, this whole process has worked out wonderfully for the couple and the many guests that have stayed!
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Valentina & Luca, Old Street
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Revenue example for a stay of 4 nights
4
Nights
Revenue
£480
Price/night
£120
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Cleaning Fee (Is paid by guest)
(£60)
AIRBNB Host Service Fee (3% + VAT)
(£19.44)
SMARTHOST’S Management (3% + VAT)
(£66.32)
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