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7 Reasons to Start a Holiday Let Business

Holiday let's in the U.K. & EEA continue to be a great investment for first time owners or seasoned investors.

There are several reasons why a holiday let may be a great investment option for some individuals and investors. Some of these reasons include:

  1. Potential for high returns: A well-managed holiday let can generate a significant income, particularly during the peak holiday season.

  2. Flexibility: Depending on the size and location of the property, a holiday let can be rented out on a flexible basis, allowing the owner to choose when to make it available for rent.

  3. Tax benefits: There are a number of tax benefits associated with owning a holiday let, such as the ability to claim capital allowances and to offset expenses against rental income.

  4. Personal use: The owner of a holiday let may also be able to use the property for their own personal use, either during periods when it is not being rented out or by arranging for guests to occupy the property at different times.

  5. Potential for capital growth: If the property is well-maintained and its location remains popular, the value of the property may appreciate over time, providing a potential source of capital growth.

  6. Lifestyle choice: Owning a holiday let can be a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, particularly for those who enjoy working with people and have an interest in property management.

  7. Diversification: A holiday let can be a useful diversification for an investment portfolio, helping to spread risk and providing exposure to a different asset class.

Point 3 and the tax benefits of claiming capital allowances is a big one if you're serious about starting or already operate a FHL business.

The benefits include:

  1. Tax Savings: Capital allowances can provide significant tax savings for commercial property owners by reducing their taxable profits and ultimately the amount of personal or corporation tax they have to pay.

  2. Improved Cash Flow: By reducing the taxable profits, capital allowances can help improve cash flow and increase the amount of funds available for re-investment or other business activities.

  3. Increased Value: Claiming capital allowances can add value overall by reducing the taxable profits and improving the return on investment.

It's important to carefully consider these and other factors before making a decision about investing in a holiday let, and to seek professional advice to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the risks and benefits involved.

If you would like to learn more about capital allowances and the benefits of making such a claim, contact us at or use the contact us form on the website.

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