The Wimbledon tennis tournament, like the Olympics, is an ideal time to put your prime London property on the holiday lettings market.
This year the tennis tournament runs from June 25 until July 8, which means now is the time to consider listing your property.
There are many benefits to letting your home out during the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Firstly, it gives you a reason to leave the city during the lovely summer months and take that holiday you have been dreaming of.
But it is also a great way to make some extra cash.
Like the Olympics the influx of sporting spectators means demand in the market.
If you have a prime London property with easy access to the event you can drive up the holiday rental prices.
Depending on the location and size of your property you can pocket between £500 and £9, 000 per week.
The average short-term rental located in Wimbledon is between £1, 300 and £3, 000 per week during the tennis tournament.
Spectators, relatives, competitors and journalists will all by vying for accommodation during the world renowned tennis competition.
They are looking for places that are clean, in good condition, equipped with satellite television or have broadband internet and a DVD player.
Tick all of these boxes and located in or around Wimbledon then your home is a potential holiday rental.
If it is close to a tube or train station your asking price has just risen and the more bedrooms you have the more you can charge guests.
But if you are considering joining the list of short-term lettings for the Wimbledon tennis tournament it is important to go through a registered agent.
Wimbledon Tennis Lettings is one of the more established lettings agencies for the event.
The service vets each property upon registration from the owner/landlord which means there is no guarantee when you submit interest that you will be listed.
But if you are accepted it means a guaranteed let for at least part of the period you are aiming for.
If you gain a listing with the company they organise housekeeping during the rental and at the end of the tenancy.
This is important because a professional cleaner will not only keep the property in good condition but also check up on the tenants.
A comprehensive information file is kept on each property carried out by Wimbledon Tennis Lettings.
This means letting with the service gets easier each year and you can use this strong relationship as a selling point if you eventually plan to move on from your current home.
The service will also deal with any problems that might arise during the rental so you can enjoy your holiday in peace and quiet.
To register your interest in letting your property out visit the Wimbledon Tennis Letting website.
With the Olympics, Wimbledon and Queens Jubilee all focusing on London this year, now is the time to take advantage of your home’s location.