For London homeowners living elsewhere, it makes perfect sense to generate extra income by registering their property on holiday rental sites. At least, that’s the theory. In reality, many people are put off by the time-consuming logistics involved – and that’s where Alison Hierlehy comes in.
A long-time Hammersmith Grove resident, Alison previously ran her own successful events business – clients included HRH Prince Charles and George Clooney – for 20 years. ‘I will organise the whole process,’ she smiles. ‘I set up the site profiles, write the copy and take photographs, ensure the property is available only when and for how long the owner wants, handle the bookings, vetting and payments, meet the visitors and coordinate cleaning and laundry rotas.
‘I buy linen, towels and bathroom accessories and can call on trusted handymen to solve any maintenance issues. Most importantly, this is a personal service and I always like to get to know the owners (Alison also provides home guardianship for clients who want empty properties visited regularly). It’s my responsibility to take the best care of their homes and make them money (references available on request).’
Managing Your Home in London