"The emphasis has been on increasing numbers of visitors taking their main holiday within the UK with lettings growing particularly for weekly or fortnightly stays. Again this has been driven by the economy, exchange rates and the trend for UK based holidays for family holidays. There has been a slight drop (4%) on short breaks overall but there are marked differences between different sized properties and this will be analysed further in the next report.
"This overall increase in demand is also encouraging many new landlords into the market, who perhaps in the past would have let their property as an assured shorthold tenancy."
With Sarah’s background as a director of estate agency, FoxWood Maclean, as well as of Mulberry Cottages she is able to offer a direct comparable to her Landlords of the difference in income between longer (6 months or more) and shorter term lettings (4 weeks or less) and many regularly move between the two markets to take advantage of changing trends or even the seasons. Canny Landlords regularly holiday let their properties in the summer to take advantage of the inflated summer rates, and then long term let through the winter when the holiday letting rates are lower and bookings are less.
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