Serviced Apartment & Corporate Housing Consultants

Serviced Apartment Consultants

Serviced Apartment and Apart-hotel Acquisitions, Disposals, Planning, Consulting & Property Solutions, Global Temporary Housing Sourcing.

In 2017 Short Let Consulting Ltd merged it's real estate operations with a leading property agency to create:
The Serviced Apartment Real Estate Practice
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Saxbury is the UK’s leading real estate practice for the serviced apartment and apart-hotel industry. Our Directors have been working in this sector since it first emerged, giving Saxbury in-depth knowledge and practical experience to effectively connect clients to opportunities that make the most of their investment. Saxbury consults on developments in all parts of the UK and acts as a trusted advisor to asset managers, developers, investors and private landlords, as well as serviced apartment owners and operators.

Short Let Consulting Ltd continues to offer Global temporary housing sourcing

 including worldwide group & individual temporary accommodation booking services to relocation management companies, destination service providers, and direct to corporations.

As a global leader in booking business accommodation we acknowledge that serviced apartments offer a more cost-effective option, especially when longer term accommodation of more than a month is required. Our alliance network of vetted serviced apartment providers with their serviced apartments and apart-hotels in the UK, Europe, Australia, North & South America and in the Middle East provide low rates which are negotiated on a case-by-case basis to ensuring you always pay the lowest price. 

Housing everyone together for a large job is sometimes essential for uniformity. Recognising that serviced accommodation can offer a more value-attractive option, especially when long term accommodation for group is needed, Short Let Consulting provides global temporary accommodation planning and booking services to support businesses. Researching temporary accommodation can be an exhausting exercise, our highly skilled team can source business grade temporary accommodation quickly and efficiently in most worldwide business cities. With no booking fees! Contact us today to discuss your requirements without any obligation.

What is a Serviced Apartment? 
A serviced apartment is a type of furnished, self-contained apartment
designed for short-term stays, which provides amenities for daily use. wiki

As a property class, serviced apartments exist by virtue of an acute demand which is out striping the supply of temporary housing for the relocation and corporate traveler sectors. The serviced apartment sector is geared primarily towards frequent corporate users (consultants etc) that requiring business standard residential properties for short periods, rather than choosing the confines of a regular hotel bedroom. It used to be said that serviced apartments are generally 30% cheaper than hotels, but that isn't really the case now and in some parts of town (The City, Chelsea, Mayfair, Knightsbridge) a serviced apartment will cost nearly as much as a hotel suite of equal standard. 

Serviced apartments will be fully serviced in terms of housekeeping (normally once per week with linen and towels replaced) and provision of utilities. The fees will be normally quoted nett of taxes and VAT is calculated somewhat differently; the first 28 nights of an unbroken stay attracts VAT at 20% and at 4% each night thereafter. Booking the serviced apartment will be similar to booking a hotel room and while there is a trend for larger apart-hotel style companies to offer availability through the GDS and via online channels, the vast majority of inventory is not currently being offered with real time book-ability. In large apartment hotel style properties guest can expect to find a front desk and concierge but in smaller properties, guest are expected to either 'self-check in' using codes to access the front door and can collect keys form a key safe hidden in the reception area, or a meet and greet will be arranged. Serviced apartments are generally found in Cites, large towns or metropolitan districts where the focus is on corporate hotel use.

Are you considering setting up your own serviced apartment company?

Saxbury offers help to start-up serviced apartment companies who are looking to build their businesses from the ground up, by introducing key suppliers, supporting with recruitment, training staff, finding suitable properties to lease and to purchase, walking you through day-to-day operations, and whole lot more.
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Services for Relocation companies

Our clients are international RMCs and destination services providers with both sporadic and ongoing worldwide
temporary housing needs.

If you regularly search for temporary accommodation in serviced apartments when dealing with assignees and ex pats, let out consultants manage your searches and bookings free of charge. 
By outsourcing this services relocation professional find more time to focus on the things there are good at: long term home search, visas, removals, school searches etc. 

Strong alliances and a long history of booking with the serviced apartment companies (UK and overseas) puts us in a unique position to access the best rates and terms. 

Contact Short Let Consulting and speak with our friendly booking advisors.

Do you own a block of apartments or are you an investor?

For landlords and investors with multi-property residential blocks Saxbury offers a range of specialist real estate services. 

We directly market block rental opportunities to the most reputable serviced apartment operation companies. We keep our finger on the pulse and can provide insight into where each serviced apartment company would like to lease property. 

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