We're experts in short & medium let property management. Our professional management service earns our landlords 56% more revenue from their property investment and they do nothing at all.
"Overall probably making anything from 30 to 50 % extra with the short-lets (...) Most of the money I invested in my first few properties I got it back within the first year"watch now
"The main benefit that we saw of generating higher revenue was outweighed by the amount of legwork we had to put in (...) Houst was someone who could cover that gap in the legwork"watch now
"They address every issue as it arrises (...) Even though I'm not actually doing it myself (...) I feel that I'm in control because they keep me completely updated all the time."watch now
Our tried-and-tested flexible lettings strategy combined with smart pricing algorithm maintains high occupancy while achieving the best nightly rate possible.
Using data – instead of guesswork – we earn you more than traditional estate agents and outperform the Airbnb average.
Instantly discuss any queries and future plans with your Account Manager. Behind them is a whole team of specialists making the most of your property.
Simply give your team a direct call, send a message on whatsapp, or fill out a contact form through your host dashboard.
As a global tech firm with local specialists, we have the capability and resources to support you in making the most of your property.
We send a livestream of information to your digital host dashboard - keeping you informed about bookings, cleans, maintenance, and transactions at all times.
All payments are processed and sent directly to you after every guest check-out. No need to chase tenants each month for payments.
Houst's advanced algorithms can optimise your rental pricing for maximum profits.Boost my rental income
We make owning a short-term let hassle free while maximising your income. With us, hosting is easy because we take care of it all.
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Find out how short-lets can earn you 40% more than traditional long-term lets.Yes, I want to grow!
Our expert hosting team will advise you on local licences and regulations rules. As we operate in 17 different cities around the world, our team has a wealth of local expertise and knowledge concerning each market’s regulations.
The 90-day Airbnb rule only applies to Greater London. No other city in the UK currently has such a limit in place. We manage this limit for you - so you don’t need to worry. Once your listing has reached the 90-day limit, you’ll have the option to turn your listing into a medium or long-term rental, marketed across multiple booking platforms to ensure consistent occupancy throughout the year.
Optimising the letting cycle allows our hosts to earn more money than traditional long-term letting or doing it themselves. You can sit back knowing our team is able to fill void periods, legislation is being followed, and that your account manager is taking advantage of higher rates (up to 300% more) for your holiday lets during the peak seasons.
It's important to be aware and compliant when it comes to the 90-day limit. There is still a lot of opportunity for you to capitalise through diversification of letting types. This fusion of letting types can be tailored to your specific requirements and our team will build, organise and manage a cycle that works best for each individual property.
Yes. Our rental pricing software “OccuMax” is informed by thousands of data-points to adjust your nightly price throughout the year. So you can increase your occupancy rates without compromising on revenue. This ensures that your property is maximising your nightly price charged to guests.
Our data shows us that our landlords received an average of 56% more revenue than if they stayed with long-term tenants during Summer 2022.
Your estate agent may say that short-term lets are less certain than long-term lets. However, with our OccuMax software we ensure that occupancy rates remain high throughout the year. London Occupancy is on average 92% for all our host properties. Rest assured that your property will be booked all year round.
Screening guests is vital to keep your property safe - we want your guests to treat your property just as you would. As a result, we use photo verification software and an integrated payment platform to automatically flag any potentially fraudulent activity.
We also cross-reference each guest’s details manually to ensure we only approve legitimate bookings. With experience in vetting over 300,000 guests around the world, you can rest assured that your property is in safe hands.
We compile housekeeping reports after every clean - sent directly to your mobile-friendly dashboard. You can view photos of each clean to make sure they’re up to standard and add special requests for your next clean.
Whilst hosting with us, you’ll remain covered by Airbnb’s AirCover - so you’ll still be insured for up to $1m damage protection and $1m liability insurance. We’ll also protect your property with GuardHog insurance, so you’ll be insured on multiple other booking sites. If your property is damaged by a guest, we’ll take care of filing the claim on your behalf. It’s also good to know that AirCover will reimburse you within 2 weeks if the guest refuses to pay. We’ll also take care of repairing any damages if you’d like us to, or just let us know if you’d like to use your own contractors.
Since Airbnb introduced a worldwide ban on parties in 2020, there’s been a 63% drop in party reports in the UK (and a 44% drop in the rate of party reports globally). Aligned with Airbnb, we also have an anti-party policy in place. Our team of experts have used tried and tested methods to reduce the chance of parties taking place in our host properties. We use multiple reservation parameters, such as ID and facial verification of guests and cross-reference data-points to flag any risky behaviour. If a party does occur on your property, our 24/7 support team is on hand to take the right measures to close this down as quickly as possible. Speak to our advisors who can tell you more about how we do this.
You can view all incoming and outgoing payments on the billings section of your digital dashboard. Easily access this on your mobile or laptop, and download all your transactions in a CSV format for easy management. Feeling in control of your rental business has never been so effortless.
Yes! Even with the current energy situation and prices in the UK, our landlords are making more from short-term rentals than fixed long-term tenants. We also incorporate utility costs into your nightly rate.
On average, it takes less than 10 days from when you book a call to your listing going live. This includes an in-person onboarding meeting, where we take you through how to use our digital dashboard and arrange a professional photography shoot. We’ll get the photos edited and create your listing across multiple platforms. Book an onboarding call with one of our expert advisors today.
When you opt into our professional host plan, you’ll be assigned a personal account manager who becomes your point of contact. We use Whatsapp, email and phone calls as our main touch points with our hosts. You will also receive monthly performance reports regarding your property portfolio.
You’ll have the choice to list your property on just Airbnb, or to expand to other major platforms like Booking.com, Expedia, and Vrbo. We use integrated real-time technology to eliminate the risk of duplicate bookings. You’ll also have the option to list your property on 8 long-term let platforms.
Some of our landlords use Houst when looking to sell their property, but not right away. Obviously, they have the option of leaving their property empty, but that’s not exactly making the most from their property! So, they offer the property as a short-term let for the months leading up to the sell. Many have then taken their properties off the market because they are profiting a lot from short-term rentals.