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Confessions of a Property Manager

Hi, I'm Lisa and in my blog I'm going to be spilling the beans on what it's really like to be a property manager in Spain looking after other people's properties. Your wouldn't believe some of the things that I see and happen to me. I'm going to be telling you all about it!

Late Deals and Discounts
11 July 2008

Last week we had an apartment rented out via the owner where the guests left it in a real mess. She had given a couple a good discount as it was a late booking and there were only two of them. When the cleaner went in, every bed had been slept in, there were noughts and crosses drawn with greasy fingers on the headboards, pillows on the sofa, smears all over the glass dining table and a bottle of vinegar left in the middle of the bathroom?.
 
A lot more than two people had stayed there! So if you are considering discounts for couples just be careful, don't give too much of a cheap deal, if you do, make sure you take a deposit and have the place checked over before you return it. 
 
These people broke the parasol, had left it really messy and now the owner is concerned about the keys so yesterday Joy had to meet the locksmith to change the locks – 75 euros. So when you cost out the extra cleaning, replacing the parasol and changing the locks was it really worth the rental? 
 
Remember not everyone will respect your property or the fact that you have given them a late deal. It is a shame that people abuse late offers and discounts. 
 
Needless to say the said guest will not be invited back to that apartment!


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