Looking after your property out of season
Although the Alps are a desirable destination year-round, when you own a holiday property there will likely be some weeks of the year when it is empty . In order to make sure it retains its value as a holiday home for you to enjoy and as an asset to rent out, you need to ensure you take care of it.
We’ve got three top tips for taking care of a holiday property out of season
1) Get local support
If you choose to rent out your investment property, you’ll need an agency or a local support to clean and take care of change-overs. It’s also worth finding someone who can look in occasionally during the off-season.
As well as collecting mail, your person on the ground can make sure there haven’t been any domestic disasters like burst pipes or broken windows when the property isn’t occupied.
2) Take the opportunity to do maintenance
Any periods in which your holiday home lies empty can be utilised for maintenance and updating the property. By doing these tasks at quiet times of year when the property isn’t in use, you can ensure that it’s in great condition during peak months, keeping your guests happy and ensuring you get great reviews!
3) Deep clean before your first visitors
If your holiday home hasn’t hosted guests for a little while, it’s worth taking the opportunity to do an extra-deep clean, to make sure it’s sparkling and fresh. It’s a great time to tackle jobs that take too long to do between every change-over - like cleaning rugs and carpets, jet-washing decking or patios and washing curtains.
If you’re in the market for an investment property or holiday home in the French or Swiss Alps, our expert team can help you to find the perfect to suit you and your guests. Get in touch and lets talk.