Now that it's up and running, our holiday home can be viewed at www.holiday-lets-poland.co.uk
We plan to use it ourselves fairly frequently, offer it to family and enjoy it with friends. We do not yet know how this will all work out, early days.
We have heard from others about some of the difficulties of running holiday rentals from a distance
The main problems seem: to be:
- that of obtaining the right person to clean and maintain the house to a high enough standard. Not many people will care to the same degree. This same person is the one you need to rely on to deal with problems as they occur. Are they up to the job?
- A high degree of communication is required to know what's going on. It;s up to the property owner to call and keep tabs on things.
- Having a list of capable and honest maintenance people such as electricians and plumbers, who won't fleece you just because you're abroad and a supposedly wealthy westerner.