Are you lucky enough to have a home in central London that you do not use all the time?
Would you like to earn some extra income from it when you are not using it yourself?
As one of London's oldest established short-term rental agencies, we are always looking for quality houses and apartments in the Central London area to meet the needs of our discriminating visitors who come to London throughout the year.
Instead of staying in a bland and anonymous hotel environment, our visitors prefer the sense of living like a Londoner in a real home. If you decide to let them stay in your property you can be assured they will look after it. There is no need to hide away all your personal belongings.
Should you consider letting your house or apartment, please contact us and send us some photos, and we will be glad to visit you to discuss all the options and arrangements. If we take it on, we will prepare a full presentation of your property to put on our website and highlight its attractions.
Our visitors usually want to stay somewhere central. We have selected a few that are further away that have some outstanding features such as an attractive outdoor space or exceptional facilities in the neighbourhood.
As part of the initial contract you can tell us when your property will be available to let, as far in advance as possible. All we ask is a minimum availability of 3 months in the year, though of course the longer it is available the more rewarding it will be for all concerned.
Most of our stays are booked for a week or so, but some are much longer. Bookings are usually arranged several weeks if not months in advance, in accordance with the periods you have indicated as available, but if your plans change you have the option of reclaiming the property for your own use at any time provided it is not already booked. We maintain an up-to-the-minute bookings calendar on our site so this is always easy to check. We will always double-check with you before confirming any bookings.
After more than 20 years in the business we have perfected our systems for handling bookings and payment transactions and for caring for our owners' properties. We can give you, as a new owner, reliable advice on all practical aspects such as security, legal arrangements and insurance. We provide high quality sheets and towels, laundered by a specialist company.
Our helpful and efficient staff can take care of the cleaning of your property during the letting period, to ensure that your personal possessions are taken care of and that everything is in order at the beginning and end of every stay. We make a point of greeting our visitors on arrival, to ensure they are comfortable and to explain the practicalities of your home and any of its special features.
A substantial damages deposit is included in the tariff to ensure that the cost of any damage is fully covered. In our experience this is rarely a problem apart from occasional breakage.
We pay our owners fortnightly on the 15th and the last day of each month.
Many of our present owners have been with us for 20 years, so if you become one of them you can rest assured that you and your home will be treated exceptionally well! You can read some of their comments below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
"HfH has been a delight to work with, our flat has been let more than I ever dreamed possible and is always immaculately cleaned after each visit. Contact with HfH is handled very professionally and the system works well. It allows us to enjoy our flat when we need it but to more than cover our costs in the process. I would highly recommend HfH and indeed have already done so and my sister-in-law is now signed up!".
"We have been renting our London property through Home from Home for the past 5 years, with great success. Our house is well looked after when we're away, and the best advantage is Home from Home offer a hassle-free service to owners, by providing linen and towels for every let. Holiday lettings has proven to be a more flexible option for us as we like to use our home in between lets for family occasions. The income achievable in comparison to short letting is significantly more and we are delighted, once again, with the level of booking's achieved so far this year."
"From the first visit of a Home from Home representative, I had confidence that they would follow up with everything they said, and pleased they took the time to learn about my home. As a result I have had a very successful first year of letting with Home from Home. I find the booking format extremely efficient, everyone in the office is so helpful, if something unforeseen goes wrong, no drama is made, it is sorted with the minimum of hassle."
"I look forward to many more lets!"
"Home from Home have managed short-lets for my property in London for over 6 years now. Working around my usage of the property where necessary, they manage in excess of 20 different bookings per annum with minimum fuss and intervention from me thereby allowing me to focus on my family and career whilst ensuring the property is properly managed. The staff are reliable, friendly and enterprising when there's a crisis to be managed. The housekeeping staff do an excellent job of keeping the property clean and well maintained. I am delighted to recommend them to anyone wishing to short-let their London property."