We have two types of client at Pass the Keys, part-time and full-time. Our part-time clients live in their property the majority of the year, or need to access it regularly. They want to earn from their property while it's empty, and the flexibility of short-letting allows them to have the best of both worlds. For many, this means creating income when there was previously only a cost. Our full-time clients are those who are choosing to short-let their property for most of the year, and it often replaces more traditional lettings like ASTs. This short-let model was formerly reserved for holiday homes, but with the rise of platforms like Airbnb and Booking.com, alongside short-let management companies like Pass the Keys, it's now available for everyone. Our clients tell us the two reasons they would switch from ASTs to short-letting are flexibility and earnings. Even a full-time property only achieves about 75% occupancy on short-letting sites like Airbnb, which means that for around a quarter of the year the owner can access their property, take inventory, do repairs, or stay in for personal use. As for earnings, short-let guests pay a much higher price per night than long-let tenants, so even accounting for management service fees most landlords can earn significantly more through short-letting. When you use the Pass the Keys service we monitor your property's performance relative to your potential long-let earnings, because we know that these base earnings are an absolute red-line we must not cross. To find out how much you can earn, use the free income calculator on our homepage.