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Frequently asked questions

Why use Unique Homestays?

With 20 years of experience within the luxury accommodation market we understand what our guests are looking for, which properties consistently prove popular, and can identify those properties that will maximise your return effectively. We only select properties that we are confident will be successful for both you, and us. On rare occasions when lifestyle changes dictate, existing property owners will sell their homes as ongoing businesses. Whether owners opt to undertake a private sale, solely relying on us to introduce buyers or if they decide to work with an estate agent, we are the first to know and can notify those looking for the perfect investment property.

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Do I need a minimum budget in order for you to assist?

If you wish to sign up to our database we suggest a minimum budget of £500,000. If you are looking in a specific area and have a budget in excess of £800,000, we can offer a dedicated and bespoke search working alongside property finding agents.

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I have seen a property for sale online, can you give me advice on whether it would be suitable?

If you’re already searching to find your holiday home, you’re welcome to send us the details so we can assess the property’s rental potential. If it looks promising, we’ll provide suggestions on how to maximise the appeal of the property for the rental market, along with an annual income projection (subject to any modifications needing to be carried out/required). We'll then arrange a visit, after which we'll be in a position to provide a full report, which will include further recommendations on any improvements that may be required as well as a bespoke tariff.

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Do you have a mailing list specific to property finding I can join?

Yes, you can join our database, where we can let you know if an existing portfolio property that meets your criteria is going on the market, or, we find an interesting property for sale that we feel is worth exploring. If the property is already part of the collection then we’ll be able to give you a detailed breakdown of the property’s performance so you can decide if you would like to arrange a viewing. Alternatively, if we come across a property on the open market that we feel has potential, it’s not likely we'll have visited but it’s a house we felt was worthy of sharing. In both instances, we'll notify you via email and will include earning potential in addition to any uplifts we feel are required.

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How does the search agency source a property?

The search agencies we work with have regional consultants throughout the UK providing local and specialised market knowledge. With extensive contacts in the industry, they will search for properties that are both pre-market and off-market. Should you decide to undertake a dedicated search with one of our recommended agents, you will also be kept abreast of any properties from within the Unique Homestays portfolio that might be available to purchase.

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Can you visit the property on my behalf to assess its suitability for inclusion within the Unique Homestays portfolio?

We'll recommend agents we have previously worked with and if a property is of interest to you we will visit and provide a full report with income projections, as well as recommendations on how to maximise revenue. Whilst we work closely throughout the process, the contract for this service lies between yourself and the search agent.

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How quickly will you be able to provide me with results?

This is dependent on your property requirements and market availability therefore the timeline can vary. When joining the database, we’ll periodically email you when a portfolio property is going to be sold, or, when we see potential in a property on the open market. You can expect correspondence of this nature to be via email, though you are welcome to unsubscribe at any time or call us to update your preferences if your search criteria has changed. If you decide to work with a search agent, it is best to speak with them directly to understand the frequency of results.

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Can you help me with interior design and landscaping too?

Yes, we're also able to put you in touch with specialists spanning from solicitors to landscape gardeners and architects, as well as advise on the interior spend required in order to make sure your new home is unique.

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