My life as an Airbnb Host What I've learned from hosting and how I make money using Airbnb

ArchiveNovember 2015

How far ahead should I take bookings?

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Its coming close to winter here in London and although the first snow has not yet fallen bookings have become thinner on the ground. I am lucky that London always has someone arriving from somewhere so bookings do come in no matter what the weather but sometimes it’s nice to have firm bookings in advance – or so I used to think? The problem with being an airbnb host is that it becomes your life in many ways. For some this is a good thing and can add meaning and a source of enjoyment. For me this means I am effectively on call 24hours a day. I can’t afford to pay anyone else...

Airbnb hosts are not affected by the new buy-to-let tax rules

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Have you heard of the new rules regarding the tax deduction on mortgage interest for buy-to-let (otherwise known as an investment property to the rest of the planet)  in the UK? The recent announcement by the UK government that tax relief is going to be limited to 20% has just been made clearer by some of the details. You can read this article in the Telegraph for further details:  The main point is Airbnb hosts could be exempt from the new rules and still be able to claim the full tax deduction. This will come as some relief for many an airbnb host including me. The general reason for this...

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