UK Holiday home information, advice and resources

Posted: 24th Oct 2015

Whether you are new to owning a second home or have had one for a while, there may be times when you want to find out something you are not sure about, or connect with like-minded people as to their own holiday home experiences.

If this is you, then you are in luck! There are lots of useful websites and forums where you can access free advice as well as chat to others in the same position as you.

Here are some of what we consider are among the best …

  1. Holidaylettings.co.uk

Now part of Trip Advisor, the Owner Advice section of the website has lots of information, articles and tips for holiday homeowners. You can also list your property onsite, too.

  1. LayMyHat.co.uk

This website has a great holiday home owners forum where you can engage with other second home owners as well as access specific help and advice such as marketing your property, building a website from scratch, how to get more bookings and so on. This is a really useful place for owners to get advice from other owners.

  1. Gov.uk

Visit www.gov.uk and type in “holiday let” in the search box and you’ll get information relating to your legal obligations when letting your holiday home.

While it is quite intensive reading, it will provide you with just about everything you need to know surrounding the law and your property.

  1. Routecards

While not a website aimed at holiday home owners, www.routecards.co.uk can be useful if you want to add a little extra touch to the Guest Pack you provide. You can print out different routes for hikers and ramblers in the area surrounding your holiday let.

  1. HomeAway

This holiday lettings site has some useful articles on successfully marketing your second home as well as a dedicated Owners’ section covering a wide variety of topics from Housekeeping to Tax and Legal issues.

They also have a community where you can ask questions and share ideas with fellow owners.

  1. HolidayLetsForSale

While this is a website for people buying and selling a holiday let, their Advice for Holiday Home Owners pages are packed full with some valuable information, particularly for newbies.

Owning a second home, whether for your own personal use or for letting to paying guests, can be exciting. Using the resources above will help keep you informed on what you need to know, how to make the most of your second property, and much more.

Finally, don’t forget to keep checking back to our site for information on your holiday home, insu