Finding someone to manage and clean Holiday Rentals

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    • #191236
      BenS1
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      Hi all,

      My wife and I are planning on buying a property in the Costa Del Sol to use as a holiday home but also to let as a holiday rental when we’re not there.

      Obviously we’d need the property to be cleaned etc between each set of guest arriving, so I was jsut wondering what most people do about this. For example do you use a local holiday lettings agency that does everything from handling bookings to cleaning, or do you hire a local cleaner separately, or maybe some expats are looking to earn some extra money handling this (If so then how do you go about finding someone)?

      Thanks in advance
      Ben

    • #191267
      Gadi Wolff
      Participant

      Would be cheaper to find a local cleaner, but may have to communicate with her in Spanish. Try to find an English speaking as she can also give the keys, show the house etc….

      With foreign guest you have an English speaking person to give the keys…explain how to find the property

      If your cleaning lady can’t do that you would have to pay someone else  (like a real estate agent )

      Other problems is you have to have a contact person that can fix things that breaks,

      Inbox my opinion it’s better to have a villa then an apartment as the work is about the same, but the money is much better.

       

      Also the apartment holiday market is quite competitive, and lots of offers

       

      I rent out a villa around marbella and doing very well.

       

       

      • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Gadi Wolff.
    • #191281
      BenS1
      Participant

      Thanks for your reply Gadi,

      Do you have a recommendation on how to find an English speaking local cleaner?

      Kind Regards
      Ben

    • #191284
      Gadi Wolff
      Participant

      If you tell me the location i can try to help.

       

      I have a Spanish cleaning lady. No English but very trusted.

    • #191285
      Gadi Wolff
      Participant

      If you tell me the location i can try to help.

       

      I have a Spanish cleaning lady. No English but very trusted.

       

      On second thoughts when you buy, just go around the neighbours and ask good chance they already have a clearer.

    • #191287

      Good afternoon,

      Please let me recommend you the services of http://www.likeathomespain.com, they are very professionals and are focused in holiday rentals management. Please check their website in order to have information about their services related to holiday rentals and to have a look to the properties they currently manage. I hope this helps.

      Regards

       

    • #191289

      Good afternoon again, I am sorry, I have just read the rules and I have realized that no company names are allowed. I am sorry then. Only wanted to help.. Regards.

    • #191293
      marios
      Participant

      Ben I have PMd you.

    • #191300
      BenS1
      Participant

      Thanks all for your replies,

      Note that we haven’t chosen a property to buy yet and we haven’t chosen a specific area yet either (Other than it’ll probably be in the Costa Del Sol, but that’s a pretty big area).

      Kind Regards
      Ben

       

    • #191301
      Gadi Wolff
      Participant

      Ok good luck. If you are thinking about rental income.

      Take into account the accessibility of your property.

      Much easier to rent if the customers don’t need to rent a car.

      There is a train line from malaga to fuengirola

      With many station on the way. If you are buying an apartment.

      I would look for something which is walking distance from one of the train stations

      If your budget is much higher. A villa is also a good option as the ratio of work to income is much better.

       

      Good luck.

       

      Gadi

       

    • #191765
      florence
      Participant

      Hi,

      We have had properties for many years on the costa del sol,and will be retiring when we have sold our last few apartments,and have used private cleaners for many years as opposed to rental companies,simply because of reliability.

      Our expeirence tells us with agencies you sometimes have to fit in with there arrangements,as opposed to them fitting in with you.

      Do you need any other advice?

      christine

    • #191869
      kippydog
      Participant

      My experience, and that of most owners I know who let their houses, is that a dedicated manager of your own is essential if you are not here and cheaper than an agent who will cost a lot more.  There are some good rental agents  but almost inevitably in the really busy season, they are not generally equipped to give the level of service that a private individual running two or maximum three properties can.  Having no one at all or just relying on a cleaner if you are an absentee owner is simply not on – all it gets you is unhappy clients and if you have no local friends willing to bail you out when things go wrong then you can have anything from loads of stress to a big claim for compensation. This is very much at the top of my mind at the moment as a friend who is an absent owner has an incompetent pool man, an ok cleaner and no other support. In the last three weeks we have sorted out or arranged for the sorting out of a murky pool, dirty terraces, blocked drains and a failed water supply with an airlock.  The owner was lucky that we know our business and were able to help and to keep the clients on side. He now understands why he needs a manager.

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