Landlord Services

Bournecoast currently manages hundreds of properties each of which is administered according to the landlord's specific needs, whether they are seeking a premium income through holiday and winter lets or a greater degree of security provided through long term lets, whilst also benefiting from a range of the following services and benefits.

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  • 3rd generation family business providing quality accommodation for over 60 years in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the surrounding areas.
  • a true commitment to our landlords, some of whom have been registered with us since the days of the Directors grandfather was running the company.
  • national advertising, through features, national publications and Social Media campaigns.  
  • a marketing team who work tirelessly on developing marketing campaigns to generate more holiday bookings for our clients.
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Tourism membership and advertising through the local Destination Tourism Associations.
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  • a dedicated customer service department and out of hours service for all managed properties.
  • we have a large database of existing clients that book with us year after year.
  • the option to have linen and towels provided at the property at no additional cost to yourself.
  • external portal website advertising (airbnb - - vrbo - homeaway).
  • 15 dedicated staff each with a significant role to play in the managing of your property, through the summer and winter periods.


Owning a holiday let can be advantageous. Not only does it provide enjoyable holidays for your family and friends, it provides a potentially lucrative additional income. Here we explore the some of the additional benefits of becoming a Furnished Holiday Let.

Goodbye Council Tax

A self-catering accommodation which is available for short-term lettings for more than 140 days in any given year, is subject to Business Rate property tax. However, this isn’t necessarily bad news as you can claim Small Business Rate Relief, which can be up to 100% (dependent on what area you are in). Therefore, goodbye to council tax!  Find out more information on Small Business Rate Relief.

Inheritance Tax

The special treatment does not extend to inheritance tax but complete relief from this tax may be available where the lettings are short term and the owner is "substantially involved" with the holidaymakers. The owner may use an agent, which the taxman suggests should be a relative or a housekeeper. However, a commercial agent such as Bournecoast may well be able to provide a restricted ongoing service if inheritance tax relief is sought in addition to the other relief's.

Please note that all details printed within these pages are for information purposes only and are not to be taken as Financial or Tax Advice. To obtain Financial Advice or Tax Advice you will need to speak the relevant specialists about your particular circumstances.


Will my rental income increase?

The Rental Income should increase considerably during the summer months and there will also be an increase in the rental achieved when the accommodation is occupied with Company Lets during the winter months. The greatest financial benefit of such property investments is usually the Capital Growth of the property during the time it is rented, if it is held as a long-term investment.

Can we or our friends use the property?

Some Holiday Accommodation Agents will restrict personal use, however Bournecoast Holidays allow flexibility in Tenancies and Holiday Lets and will attempt to accommodate any requests you have for using your accommodation yourself or for your family. We do request that you provide us with a minimum of six weeks in the peak season.

Aren't furnished holiday lets just too much hassle?

You can get as involved as you want to. Bournecoast Holidays are there to take the hassle away from you and offer Landlord Services from Bookings Only to Full Management (specifically designed for people that live out of the area). Our Full Management Services allow a Landlord to enjoy the benefits of an Investment Property without being involved with the day-to-day management.

Does the property need to be furnished?

The property must be fully furnished and must include everything you would expect in a property when you go on holiday. A recommended Holiday inventory list and list of recommended suppliers in the local area can be provided by Bournecoast Holidays.


Will the property be booked all year round?

The Holiday season can be as long or short as you want it to be. Bournecoast Holidays recommend a Holiday season of approximately 20 weeks to prevent vacancies occurring during the winter months. During the winter months Bournecoast Residential can market your property for Winter Lets, Company Lets, Student Lets or Short Term Lets to clientele such as the following:

  • Professionals from AMEX, JP Morgan • Anglo European Chiropractic Students
  • Air Traffic Controllers & Trainee Pilots • International Business Professionals
  • Theatre Performers • Foreign Language Students
  • People in between houses • Bournemouth University Students

Will my property be looked after?

Holiday accommodation is checked on average once a week during the changeovers. Bournecoast Holidays do not accept all single parties without special permission from owners; the majority of visitors are families. Any restrictions can be enforced on request (e.g. no smoking, no children, no pets), however we must point out that properties with less restrictions have a wider market available to them and therefore usually end up with more bookings. A general rule is that if you provide quality accommodation, holiday visitors will treat it with the respect it deserves.

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To receive a Landlord Services Information pack or request a Holiday Letting Appraisal please call the Bournecoast team on 01202 437888 or submit our enquiry form online


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