My name is Dainius Podolinskis and I am the founder of StayinLondon. I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself and what my company stands for.
I setup StayInLondon in 2016, having worked for Houst (formerly Airsorted) as a runner, I saw how many things can go wrong when properties are managed by large corporate entities and how frustrated some of the landlords felt.
The idea of StayinLondon is to take away that frustration and provide my clients with a feeling that their properties are being looked after by a friend!
We are based in Central London, just behind the Royal Courts of Justice at 7 Bell yard, WC2A 2JR London.
Central London, mainly zones 1 and 2, have the highest demand for short to medium-term rentals and tend to perform the best in our portfolio, generating around 30% than long-term rental revenue. However, we are open to consider other locations in London, that are not so central, but still attractive to short-term renters - for example Balham, Stratford, Highgate, Wimbledon to mention a few.
Our in-house housekeeping team will schedule cleaning on the day guests move out, we’ll also get our linen rental partner to collect used linen and deliver fresh ones, including towels. Cleaning and linen fee is paid by the guest and is added on top of accommodation revenue, so there is no cost for you.
Not necessarily, as long as your personal items can be stored securely in a wardrobe or a storage room - you can still leave them in your property, it is your home after all.
We will collect guests’ accommodation payments to our Safeguarded Client Deposit Account, prepare a monthly report with all the booking details, which is available for you to review on client dashboard online, then deduct our commission and make a monthly transfer to your account.
We have our in-house handyman for any general works that need to be done, however if it’s something a little more complex we’ll always consult you and can arrange specialised professionals to attend - e.g. boiler technician, certified plumber etc.
We will aim to meet most of our guests in person at the property and show them around, when possible. However we have alternative key collection solutions at all of our properties - either a lockbox installed on site or a 24/7 collection service provided by our partner KeyNest.com
We ask all our guests to present National ID, when we process their credit card payments, we will also collect a refundable damage deposit to cover any minor damage at the property. However, we recommend all our landlords to take out short-let insurance and we partner with GuardHog.com who have very competitive rates. We connect our calendar with GuardHog, so you only pay for the days when you have guests stay at your property.