Industry


Working with carefully selected, stylish homes, we provide a fully managed service to give our homeowners piece of mind when they're away.

We’re proud to be at the forefront of our industry, promoting trust, professionalism and knowledge within our company while working with our peers through bodies such as Sharing Economy UK and the Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA).

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Short-term Accommodation Association

Our industry

 

 

UK Short-Term Accommodation Association (STAA) Launch Event

The launch of the STAA and its code of conduct is an important first step in the industry driving higher professional standards and providing better-managed short term lets. STAA will help ensure that as the short-term accommodation sector grows, properties are managed to a high professional standard by responsible providers.

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Over 600,000 homes sit empty in London for more than 4 weeks each year.

London’s homeowners have a huge opportunity to make money from their most valuable assets while they are away. Populus research for UnderTheDoormat provides some insight into how many people are willing to let their home, and what may put them off doing so.

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What is attracting travellers to home stays instead of hotels?

New research from Populus gives us insight into what travellers dislike about hotels, and how home stays are changing the hospitality game.

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Manage short lets Airbnb

How to manage the growth of Airbnb and short lets effectively

As the industry grows it’s important to manage stays correctly so homeowners, guests and local areas can make the most of the positives while ensuring that neighbours and managers can still enjoy a peaceful life. With the right policies and a balanced approach, that’s possible.

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Merilee’s interview with Property Week

Our CEO & Founder, Merilee Karr was interviewed by Property Week, talking about the opportunity for the new Short-term Accommodation Association to raise the bar for the industry and help more ordinary people earn income when their homes are empty.

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Sharing Economy UK and trustseal

Sharing Economy UK and UnderTheDoormat

Sharing Economy UK was an important milestone for an industry with UnderTheDoormat now one of over 20 companies in the industry association that champions best practice among sharing-economy companies.

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Merilee CEO

Meet the CEO

We had a chat with our CEO and founder, Merilee Karr, about why she set up her own business, how it grew in its early stages and the development of the industry – including her becoming head of the STAA.

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