Consultancy Services



Do you want to set up a new serviced apartment company and not sure how to go about it? Would you rather not make expensive learning mistakes usually associated with starting a serviced apartment business?

Short Let Consulting provide advice and start up services for new serviced apartment companies in these areas:

 

 

  • Expansion Planning and Development
  • Property acquisitions
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Plan Appraisals
  • Apartment hotel design specifications
  • Interior design services
  • FF&E Procurement
  • Quality Assurance
  • Budgets, Projections and Forecasts
  • Lease & Management contract negotiations
  • Hotel Technology (Property management systems, online room distribution channels)
  • Team Selection & HR Strategy
  • Template company documents (corporate leasing agreements, terms and conditions, confirmations etc)
  • Housekeeping standards, consumables and linen hire


SERVICED APARTMENTS LONDON / UK PLANNING USE CLASS

We are pleased to collaborate with planning consultant with over 10 years’ experience and focus on hotels and other forms of serviced accommodation, alongside retail and business space.

On behalf of clients, typically investors and developers, we seek planning permission to enable the delivery of their property strategies. We provide planning strategy advice to support development projects and asset management. This can involve providing pre-acquisition due diligence advice, seeking to protect client’s assets from enforcement action, or regularising an asset’s planning  position prior to its sale. 


OPERATIONS STAFF TRAINING


We provide day-to-day operations training for your team to help them get to grips with: market segmentation, seasonal rate setting, taking bookings, holding deposits, booking terms and conditions, methods of payment, VAT, check-in and check-out procedures (deciding what's best: to meet and greet, or self check-in?), and advising how to generate ancillary income.


PROPERTY FINDING SERVICES FOR SERVICED APARTMENT OPERATORS

We'll help you find properties to rent and purchase (off market) within the M25 (Greater London) and the Thames Valley, with these properties you won't be taking any chances as they will either have the correct planning permission (c1), or you will have the landlord/freeholders consent to operate as serviced apartments. 

INTERIOR DESIGN AND FITTING OUT YOUR APARTMENT
Just as there are different levels of hotel accommodation there differing level of service and fit out standards within serviced accommodation. We will show you how to decorate and fit out your apartments to attract your target customer. For the total beginner we can provide an industry standard fit out list containing literally everything from furniture to artwork, appliances, crockery, cutlery, glassware and linens.


MARKETING

We can introduce your company to the leading third party booking agents and help you market your properties using a variety of on-line channels.

In 2017 Short Let Consulting Ltd merged it's real estate operations with a leading property agency to create:
www.saxbury.co.uk
The Serviced Apartment Real Estate Practice
Visit our new website for information: www.saxbury.com

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