Local Accommodation Company Sees Shift Towards Home Rentals For Visitors To The 2012 Olympic Games

As the countdown to the 2012 Olympics gets underway, local accommodation provider London Village Rentals have noticed that visitors are starting to consider the benefits of renting private homes over hotel rooms.
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April 5, 2012 - PRLog -- It has been a busy start to the year for Kent based accommodation company London Village Rentals. With less than 4 months to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games they have seen a sharp increase in the number of enquiries from overseas clients looking to book accommodation. Most initial enquiries are about hotels however many visitors are now considering the benefits of renting a private home.

http://www.LondonVillageRentals.com director Ashley Connell explains; ‘Hotels still remain the core focus of the interest, but there is a definite shift towards homes and a number in the best areas of central London such as Kensington and Chelsea have been booked in the past three weeks. All the indications are showing that homes will come into greater demand the closer we get to the games’.

As we moved closer to the Games many more homeowners are considering renting out their properties and websites are appearing overnight to take advantage of the interest generated by this opportunity. Homeowners should consider their motives for renting, make sure that they take advice and have the necessary insurance and contracts in place. Be wary of companies who take an upfront fee for marketing your home, the Olympics rental market is very new and no one can accurately predict how many homes will actually be rented. Always use a reputable company when renting out your home.

http://www.LondonVillageRentals.com have been featured in the Saturday Telegraph in an article about the home let market for the games. Director Mark Sheppard joined BBC Radio Kent presenter Julia George on air to discuss the benefits of the Olympics to the county of Kent and Ashley appeared on BBC South East News during a feature on successful local businesses. The company has expanded to cope with the increase demand, employing additional staff and moving to larger offices based in the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent.

Mark credits the company’s success to hard work and the time taken to build a great portfolio of homes; ‘The quality of homes is very important, visitors to the Olympics are looking for a high standard of home at a price that represents good value. Generally homes represent better value than hotels, having cooking and laundry facilities can really help to keep costs down and many visitors like the idea of additional benefits like gardens with seating and BBQ’s. With the press coverage we have noticed an increase in the numbers of un-vetted homes on the market. Many homeowners seem to be trying to maximize revenue by turning as many rooms as possible into makeshift bedrooms; I wonder how many visitors will be happy when they arrive at the house to find that they are expected to sleep on a camping bed in the dining room! At London Village Rentals we never over fill a house, the number of actual bedrooms and bathrooms are very important factors in securing a successful rental for both parties. We work with the home owner and client to get the best fit, some clients will travel as a family and are grateful that toys or high chairs are available whilst other clients will want the home clutter free. Managing the expectations of both parties is an important part of our continued success.’  

http://LondonVillageRentals.com are committed to providing excellent destination management services. Based in Kent they are perfectly placed to take the business beyond the Olympics with great access to London’s West End, the Channel Tunnel and the Excel centre. 2012 will be a busy year for the team at London Village Rentals with the Queen’s Diamond  Jubilee and the Dickens Bicentenary due to bring more visitors to the region.

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London Village Rentals offer destination management services including a unique selection of prestige private properties. A full concierge services ensures that clients enjoy a hassle free stay . LVR also offer events venue sourcing, planning and hosting.
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