Owning an apartment in London not only gives you a great base for when you’re in the city but is a fabulous investment. The only drawback to owning an investment property can be the amount of time it takes. You need to promote your apartment, find great tenants, manage check-ins, keep it clean, keep supplies topped up, maintain the apartment and all in all, offer a wonderful service and get those fantastic Airbnb ratings to attract even more guests! No need to be put off by the mighty task, instead get someone else to do all the hard work for you by employing an Airbnb management company. Your only issue now is who to choose and that we can help with; here are the top 10 Airbnb management companies in London to promote and service your apartment…
City Relay provide a local city front desk for Airbnb hosts and offer the very best guest and host management services in the capital. They free you from the hassle of short letting your London apartment. With an unlimited number of check-ins, they also provide a huge range of essential services including: luggage storage, property maintenance and 24/7 guest support, professional in-house cleaning, hotel quality linens, professional photography, property listing optimisation and intelligent pricing. The little touches make a big different to the reviews you receive which in turn attracts more people and a better clientele of person to stay in your property; City Relay keep this in mind at all times when dealing with your property and ensure those glowing reviews flood in and your star rating shoot up.
They don’t just place you on Airbnb either but will market your apartment on more than 30 channels, making you more visible and increasing your occupancy rate.
City Relay are different to many of the other management companies as they keep all their operations in house and also operate solely in London. This means they know and trust everyone who will be going into your home and due to their proximity, are able to deliver high quality service on short notice. Their local knowledge of the capital is unrivalled and with over 300 stunning flats and apartments in the city, they know London inside and out.
With a simple, transparent pricing structure, signing up is as easy and efficient as the service they provide for your guests. They believe that short term rentals should be easy and with them in charge, they really can be!
For a premium short let management service on Airbnb, HomeAway, HouseTrip, Booking.com and other booking platforms, HelloGuest operate across the UK but focus mainly on London. With a mission is to deliver higher earnings for property owners, they conduct online property listing optimisation, as well as a range of on-ground seamless execution services including cleaning and a check-in service.
Pass the Keys
Operating throughout the UK, Pass the Keys are a property management company who provide a full-service operation designed to maximise short-term rental income while removing all the hassle. They are an Airbnb professional co-host and use a dynamic pricing algorithm to maximise the price that you can charge. Services offered include revenue management, guest communication, cleaning and key management.
Airsorted provide Airbnb Management Services in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Sydney. They offer an end-to-end service that includes guest communications, booking, verification checks, cleaning, laundry, 24-hour check-in, key exchanges, on-call support, property maintenance and home replenishments. Their services are generally used by property owners who have never hosted their property on Airbnb or any other platform before, but they do have more experienced hosts too who are looking to maximise the return on their investment.
With a goal to make hosting on Airbnb easy for the homeowner, Air Agents deliver the best hospitality, leading to amazing reviews, better occupancy and maximising your revenue. They operate a full end to end service and will visit your property 3 times before it even goes live. They are independent and UK based focusing mainly on London and also partner with an interior design team if you need some inspiration to give your pad a makeover.
One rental management company that will cover all your management needs, however much you decide to outsource, is Guestready.com who can manage your Airbnb rental in London. A global short-term rental management company, they are currently active in London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. They provide professional services to property investors, homeowners and Airbnb hosts. Services include listing creation, guest communication, housekeeping, laundry and key management. They offer hassle-free hosting and will take up any operations that are related to turning over guests.
Air Blue Lets
If a London focus is important to you then Air Blue Lets are a short let management company who operate purely in Central London. They are a smaller operation but offer 24/7 support and will boost your rental income as well as providing a full management service.
Hostmaker will list your property on 6 platforms; they work across 4 cities; London, Barcelona, Paris and Rome, and support over 1000 homes. They will manage your profile to attract as many guests as possible, vet all your guests and handle key exchanges. 5-star hotel quality standard housekeeping and maintenance is provided too. They are a slightly different offering in that they can also deal with the interior design. You can pay as you go, let them fully manage your property for a percentage of the income or you can pay a fixed monthly rate.
Be The Air
Be The Air will convert your London home into an Insured Airbnb-Ready vacation rental – a perfect offer for those nervous or inexperienced at properly lettings. They can handle residential or commercial property within specific areas of London and offer full Airbnb management, a remote service, a home makeover service, a cleaning service and have a guaranteed rent offering; lots of flexibility so you can find the right package for you.
With an emphasis on providing hotel style management services for short-term lettings, WinwInnKeeper is a boutique London property management company who manage over 100 properties across the capital. They pride themselves on property care, creating an excellent guest experience, and their design and photography services.
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