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Legal regulations for holiday lets

As you can probably imagine, there are various rules and regulations that govern the many aspects of owning and running a holiday property. But don't let that worry you as one of the leading holiday letting agents in the UK with over 5000 owners already trusting us to get them the best return, we have years of experience and can support you from the very start.

From fire safety and insurance all the way through to planning permission, we're here to help with any questions you may have, with our dedicated property experts on hand 7 days a week. We can also arrange an obligation-free visit from your expert local manager, who will provide you with detailed advice on what will work best for you and your holiday let. All you have to do is get in touch.

Guidelines for planning permission with holiday lets

Planning permission and holiday properties might seem like a confusing business, but if you choose the right agent then it doesn't have to be!

Here at Sykes we've helped 1000's of holiday let owners through the process of getting their property up and running, so when it comes to things like arranging planning permission, we know it's simply just start of an exciting journey.

Contact our friendly team today for free advice we'll help find answers to all of your holiday let questions to make sure your journey is as simple and straightforward as possible.

Do I need planning permission to build a holiday cottage?

If you're planning on building a new property specifically to use as a holiday let then you will need to apply for planning permission from your Local Planning Authority (LPA), just as you would with any new build. As a general rule, you'll need planning permission if you're thinking of building an entirely new structure, looking to make major changes to an existing building or wish to change the use of a building.

With our years of experience in the holiday let market, we'll be by your side at every step of the way, from applying for planning permission and drawing up the plans to welcoming your 100th guest and beyond.

Whatever stage you're at, if you're seeking further information then request a free information pack or contact our friendly team today, we're here to make sure your property enjoys the best return on your investment possible.

Council building regulations for holiday lets

As with any type of construction work, if you're considering making changes to your holiday let then there's a chance you might need approval in terms of building regulations. Here at Sykes, we know approval is often required for a range of improvements, from replacing fuse boxes through to installing new bathrooms and adding extensions, but don't let that put you off as we're happy to help find you the right answer - we'll work with you throughout this process at your own pace.

Your local manager will visit your holiday property or potential holiday let and offer advice on any changes you might be considering. They'll also make suggestions for any small improvements to the property that will make a big difference to your guests and add value to your holiday home in order to bring you the income you deserve.

If you have a specific building change in mind that you'd like to discuss, or you just want to talk to an expert about how best to maximise your income then please don't hesitate to contact us, our job is to help you get the best out of letting your property.

What are the health and safety guidelines for holiday lets?

When letting out your property as a short term let, there are several health and safety regulations for holiday lets you'll need to consider.

From checking the electrics and gas, to ensuring child safety measures are met, and following the health and safety guidelines around any swimming pools or hot tubs at your holiday property. This may seem daunting, but with our years of experience, whatever you need, we're certain that we will have helped a property owner before with exactly the same concerns.

We'll also make recommendations to help make your life easier, such as keeping a record of any services and repairs in your holiday home and conducting ongoing checks throughout the year. What's more, as a flexible agent, we'll advise the best time to block out dates for maintenance, so you can keep on top of everything.

We're here to help smooth out the process, so if you have any further queries about holiday letting then please get in touch with our property experts, they'll go through everything with you and help you get the best out of your property.

Free Legal Guidance on holiday letting

Still got some questions over the legal aspects of running a holiday let? Well don't worry, we're here to help! Our phones are manned 7 days a week meaning that we're just a quick call away, and with over 25 years' experience in the industry, we've become well versed in all the rules and regulations surrounding holiday cottages.

We're always happy to help, either by lending you some expert guidance or by pointing you in the right direction. So no matter what stage of the journey you're at, whether you're brand new to holiday letting or you just want some no-obligation advice on your property then feel free to give us a call.

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