We have two types of client at Pass the Keys. Part-time and Full-time. Our part-time clients need access to their property, or even to live in it, the majority of the time. These people want to earn money from their property while it is empty, and the flexibility of short-letting enables them to have the best of both worlds. With Pass the Keys, they are able to earn while they are travelling or out of town. 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 traditionally lettings like ASTs. This is the model 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, this short-let model is now available for everyone. Our clients tell us the two reasons they would switch from ASTs to short-letting are flexibility and money. 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 have access to their property, to take inventory, do repairs, or even stay in for personal use. Regarding money: Short-let guests pay a much higher price per night than long-let tenants. This means that even net of voids and management company fees, most landlords can earn significantly more with short-letting. At Pass the Keys, we monitor your properties performance with us against your potential long-let value, as we know that these base earnings are an absolute red-line we must not cross. To find out how much you can earn, please use our free income calculator, for an income estimate that includes occupancy rates and seasonal fluctuations.