Owners FAQ

We urgently need 3 and 4 bedroom properties for holiday letting in the Perranporth area. We are already having to turn customers away due to a large increase in bookings this year leaving us short on availability. Call us now on 01872 571575 for more information.

How long have you been managing property lettings?

This holiday letting business started about 50 years ago in the mid-1960s trading as ‘Perranporth Accommodation Bureau’ and was the first business of this type in the area, making us the most long standing holiday letting agent in Perranporth. Over the decades the company has changed ownership and occasionally its name until the mid-1990s when it became known as A K Holidays which were the initials of the owner at that time. Our family took ownership of A K Holidays in 2000, tweaking the name slightly to Around Kernow Holidays.

How much commission do you charge?

We charge from 16% to 18% depending on the level of management your require

How quickly will my property be on your books?

As soon as you get in touch with us and finalise your details, you’ll be on our books.

Will the rental price be the same throughout the year?

No, the income will be higher during the peak holiday periods.

How many weeks of the year will my property be let?

On average a new property lets for approxImately 25 weeks during the first year and 30 weeks thereafter

When do you advise that I take holidays in my property?

It’s worth considering the time of the year and the rental prices for that week. If you’re looking to maximise your income then taking holiday out of season is advised, though it’s completely up to you.

Is there a particular type of mortgage I need if I’m looking to let my property for self-catering purposes?

‘Holiday Let’ Mortgages are available. For this kind of issue we recommend speaking to your financial advisor.

How long will it take for my property to show on your website and be in the brochure?

We update our brochure once yearly, with a view to reaching new customers around New Year. Properties will be live online within 24 hours of contract completion.

Do I still have to pay business rates if my property is let for under 140 days of the year?

A property is classed as self-catering for the time it is available to let for not the days that it is actually let for. You will still be liable to pay business tax.