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Turning your home into a hotel

Written by on October 14, 2015

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According to a news story last week, homeowners in Britain’s 10 biggest cities (outside of London) are sitting on an untapped goldmine of £50 million.

 

Tell me more, I hear you say…

 

Homestay.co.uk offers a service putting holidaymakers and locals in touch – suggesting you stay with a local who has a spare room when going somewhere new, to get an ‘authentic travel experience’. It has calculated the £50m figure based on the average rate it charges for a night in each city by the number of homes there with an unused spare room. So, for example, a homeowner might be able to charge a guest £44 in Leeds or £38 in Sheffield for an overnight stay.

 

The average length of stay is apparently 16 nights, so it’s certainly not going to be everyone who wants to have someone staying in their home for all that time!

 

But it does raise an interesting point. How many of us have a spare room (or two) which has just become a dumping ground for junk, and piles of clean washing and stuff waiting to find its real home? Could that room be put to better use?

 

If you were thinking of letting the room – for holidaymakers or lodgers – it can in some circumstances be tax free, under the government’s rent a room scheme. The scheme allows you to earn up to a threshold of £4,250 per year tax-free from letting out furnished accommodation in your home.

 

But maybe your spare room could be an office, or a room to enjoy your hobbies, or a dressing room. Maybe it has a higher calling than just being a room for ‘stuff’.

 

So if your spare room is making you just want to close the door and forget it’s there, maybe it’s time to have a clear out – and potentially maybe make a bit of spare cash into the bargain!

Testimonials

McCartheys were there to take much of the stress out of what was a very difficult time for myself and my family.All the staff were patient and understanding of our dilemma and did all they could to help.
The storage facilities were safe and very secure with easy access .
All in all a painless experience.
Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Really friendly and helpful customer service and explained everything clearly. Easy to reserve and new facility in York seems well secured and easy to access, with handy equipment to use (particularly with extended hours - at additional cost). Only minor comment for improvement during these times would be to have sanitise stations near the keypads as these are touch points for everyone using the facility.

5 Stars

Really good service and nice units. Easy access, great location, nothing to fault

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Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals:
0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
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Storage: 0113 26 26 500
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00

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Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000

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Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00

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The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00




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    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    Huddersfield
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Removals & Storage
    01484 799 599
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    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00

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    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    York
    YO30 6PQ

    Removals & Storage:
    01904 238 333

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email York

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00