If you spend any time away from home you'll have probably considered how an empty property seems like a wasted asset. You can't let it out to tenants because you still regularly stay there, besides, the hassle of dealing with it all would hardly make it worth it even if it was an option.
It's an issue onefinestay have tackled head on and they've come up with an elegant solution allowing you to make hassle-free money from your property when you're not there but still affording you the flexibility to enjoy your home when you are.
In effect they turn your home into a hotel, you let them know when you're not there and they do the rest. But this is far from a matter of throwing open your doors to every Tom, Dick and Harry to jump on your bed and change the thermostat settings. Everything from insurance to cleaning is handled by onefinestay and linen is provided and taken care of so you won't have to worry about waving a black-light around every time you come back home...
Aspects like photographing and marketing your house are also looked after to ensure you always have someone staying when you're not there. Even the meeting and greeting of guests is handled for you . All you have to do is watch the moolah roll in.
And the people staying in your home? What's in it for them? Guests are generally sophisticated travellers such as business professionals who want something a hotel can't offer – a unique take on London and the chance to live like a local.
The money you can make depends on the value of your property along with the time you're away for. You can generally expect to receive an income comparable to the fair long let value of your home though, some of the top hosts are already raking in more than £50,000 a year. Factor in that it's literally no work and it becomes a no brainer.