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Welcome to Reading
Hassle-free Short-Let management that optimises your rental income.
Why let Pass the Keys manage your Airbnb?
Short Letting made easy!
Airbnb Professional Cohost
We are one of the very few official Airbnb cohosts in the UK, so you can trust us with your short let property.
We make Airbnb hosting hassle-free by managing guest communication, check-in, cleaning, laundry and more.Find out more
Maximise your income
We use a proprietary dynamic pricing strategy to maximise your rental income by hitting the right balance of nightly rates and occupancy.
Magic host portal
We upload photos after every clean, so you always know the condition of your Airbnb property.
We thoroughly vet guests prior to accepting bookings to ensure the security of your Airbnb.Read more
What Airbnb management services does Pass the Keys provide?
- Professional Airbnb cleaning & laundry
- Photos after each clean
- Property performance dashboard
- Guest screening
- Accidental damage insurance
- 24/7 guest support
- Remote guest check-in
- Professional property photography
- Listing creation
- Price optimisation
- Multiple platforms
What's an Airbnb Professional Co-Host
Due to the size of our portfolio of properties and the consistent quality of our service, Pass the Keys® were invited to become an official Airbnb co-host in 2018. This exclusive status afforded Pass the Keys with a key account manager and direct integration to their systems so that we could dynamically update pricing, report on guest behaviours, and other key metrics. We have retained our benefits as a valued partner even though Airbnb have now retired the programme (2022).
Airbnb management by the short letting experts
Meet Neil & Dennis
Hi, we are Neil and Dennis, Franchise Owners of Pass the Keys® - Reading. We've lived in Reading for years, and love its diversity and vibe. Our passion for property and hospitality connects us with our hosts and guests. Whether you are travelling for business, or on holiday with family and loved ones, our local team are committed to offering you an memorable experience in a well connected Reading property.
Access our magic host portal
Track the rental income for your short let for any given month and monitor occupancy rates and average daily rates.
View the service log to see photos uploaded by the cleaner after each changeover. Have peace of mind that your short let is in excellent condition.
View all upcoming guest bookings at a glance. Book unlimited personal stays in your short let property through our calendar by simply blocking the dates.
Read the wonderful reviews your guests leave for your short let property. See each one as it comes in and your average rating.
Airbnb Management Service in Reading
Reading is a lively commercial hub with a high number of business commuters coming from across the UK to visit the head offices of major organisations such as Microsoft and Oracle. The University of Reading means that the city also has a young, student feel to it, with no shortage of events throughout the year. Let’s not forget that Reading is home to one of the biggest festivals in the UK!
Becoming an Airbnb host means you can accrue a higher income overall than just letting out with a traditional tenancy contract. Reading is the UK’s third-largest digital technology city, and the area is also home to many large business parks where thousands of people work, therefore supporting a huge demand for flats to rent in Reading.
The popularity of Reading apartments for rent is not limited to specific times of the year. However, during summertime, the Reading Festival brings over a hundred thousand fans into town, and the end of the academic year in June increases student/family demands. Short letting hosts should expect their booking incomes to double or triple over the summer. But don’t underestimate the festival season (i.e. Christmas) when cottage houses are always fully booked by visiting family/friends.
Location wise, the centre of Reading is well suited for business travellers, whilst the Caversham area is in high demand during summer and Christmas time. Houses to rent in Reading near the Royal Berkshire Hospital are always popular with NHS workers and visitors. Reading is also in demand with weekend family visitors because of its fantastic travel connections. Reading is just 25 minutes from London Paddington by national rail and a 30-40 minute drive to Oxford, Henley-On-Thames, and Chiltern Hills. In short, Reading is a popular destination for family tourists and business travellers at all times of the year.
Pass the Keys Reading provides hassle-free holiday let management and scales all the processes associated with Airbnb hosting. We utilise a smart market-leading system to perfectly price your property to rent in Reading and achieve maximum occupancy. We take professional photos of your Reading accommodation and provide an appealing listing description to ensure your property stands out well against competing listings in the area. What's more, our Airbnb agency has a 24/7 customer support team on hand to deal with all guest communications and our housekeeping teams take care of deep cleaning your property between reservations. Each managed home is stocked with quality guest amenities including fresh linen, toiletries, kitchen utensils and other essentials. Our dedicated Airbnb management team will help you to maximise your property's rental income and provide you with Airbnb cleaners, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the benefits of short term letting.
We are Reading's leading short-term letting agents
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How To Boost Your Listing
In the UK alone, there were an estimated 257,000 active Airbnb listings as of January 2020. Since the end of lockdown restrictions, this figure is on the rise, and keeping occupancy rates high has become an Airbnb host's largest challenge yet.Read More
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