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Things left behind in holiday homes

Flip Flops in the fridge, an entire room filled with pink balloons and and a twenty four inch machete are just a few of the belongings left in holiday home rental properties by punters guests according to a survey amongst member

BBC To Highlight Villa Rental Scams

The One Show - A prime time BBC One magazine style TV programme is hoping to make a 5 minute film to be aired roughly at the end of August about holiday villa scams, similar to the Moraira villa rental scam last summer and the one involving the Marti

High Profile Holiday Home Rentals ;)

Found a few "interesting" holiday homes available for rental today: A nice looking London town house - Zone 1, great security, excellent for entertaining, this 8 bedroom property has space for very large families or groups of friends. http://www.ho

Are hotels better than villa rentals

Hot on the heels of this survey which highlighted ten things people hate about staying in hotels (inspired by a survey), Travel Rants gives five reasons not to rent a villa including a highlight of the Morairaway scam. Travel R

Granny Flat Tax Risk

UK home owners whose property includes a self-contained annexe could soon face an extra council tax bill. 'Granny flats' could soon end up being banded for the tax in their own right. According to The Times, there are plans to revalue every proper

Second Home Occupancy

According to various sources recently, on average holiday home owners are leaving their properties vacant for something like 70% of the year. I have read a range of comments from 50 weeks to 9 months. Apart from the obvious potential for a burglary

Change to UK tax law on holiday lettings

A tax break designed to boost investment in grass roots UK tourism will soon be taken away as it was deemed in breach of European Union common market rules. From the start of the 2010 / 2011 tax year furnished properties in the UK available as holid

Buckingham Palace holiday letting

Seems as if the credit crunch is hitting the highest in British society ! A new listing on holidaylettings is described as follows : "A gated property with secure parking and armed guards, this is the perfect property to relax in complete luxury.

Surge in holiday home rentals continues

Over 1,500 new holiday homes were added to in February 2009 with around 20% of those new villas and apartments being located in Spain according to a report for holiday home rental The increase in the number of homes advertise

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