A GUIDE TO HOLIDAY LETTING A PROPERTY IN THE SOUTH WEST
cottages.com and Blue Chip Holidays will be inviting holiday home owners, investors and stakeholders working within the sector for an evening of networking, canapés and refreshments on Thursday 9th May between 5pm-8:30pm at the St Mellion International Resort for an opportunity to hear from a number of holiday let experts.
The confirmed companies speaking so far include cottages.com/ Blue Chip Holidays, Boshers Holiday Home Insurance Specialists, Peplows Accountants, Sunbelt Spas and Camelia Interiors.
There will also be a few other experts exhibiting at the event including GW Architects, GM Planning and Newquay Mortgage & Pensions.
5pm – 5:45pm Guests arrive, networking, a welcome drink & canapes are served
5:45pm – 6:15pm Welcome from Cottages.com & presentation
6:15pm – 6:30pm Boshers
6:30pm – 6:45pm Camellia Interiors
6:45pm – 7pm Peplows
7pm – 7:15pm Break and networking
7:15pm – 7:30pm Webbers Estate Agents
7:30pm – 7:45pm Hays Wellness
7:45pm – 8:15pm Panel discussion and closing remarks
8:15pm – 8:30pm Networking
Please email Elliot.Bilsland@cottages.com should you have any questions about the event.
COTTAGES.COM & BLUE CHIP HOLIDAYS
Together cottages.com and Blue Chip Holidays offer the best in class for holiday property owners across the UK. A regional property specialist for the South West coupled with the UK’s leading provider of self-catering accommodation, we bring together in-depth knowledge and experience of the industry.
With a combined 21,000 places to stay across the UK, Ireland and France, together we offer unique and inspiring collections of holiday properties from coastal retreats to country castles, which are enjoyed by over 1.45 million guests each year. We pride ourselves on local knowledge with national reach.
cottages.com and Blue Chip Holidays are part of Awaze – Europe’s leading managed vacation rentals and holiday resorts business.
SPEAKER: Shelley D’Arcy – Head of Property Recruitment
EVENT SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS
BOSHERS HOLIDAY HOME INSURANCE
PRESENTATION TITLE: ‘Getting the right insurance cover for holiday letting’
Boshers are a Devon based family owned and managed insurance intermediary with over twenty five years’ experience of providing specialist insurance for holiday cottage complexes, second homes and apartments let to paying guests. Offering peace of mind for thousands of holiday letting owners across the UK with specialist cover backed by advice from a qualified team. Find out more at www.boshers.co.uk or call 01237 429444.
Mark Lavington –Director at Boshers
Mark, a business studies graduate with a major in marketing joined his wife Nicky in her families insurance broking firm in 1992. After 14 years working in the business as a financial adviser, a review of Boshers broking activities resulted in Mark overseeing the transition of the company from a typical high street broker to a specialist offering local service to a national market in their chosen property insurance niche, `furnished holiday lets’.
PRESENTATION TITLE: ‘Maximise your letting property: holiday home tips’
Camellia Interiors – The Cornwall expert in luxury holiday home interior design, renovation and refurbishment.
With over 30 years experience of designing coastal homes, in the high end luxury market, Camellia Interiors have worked on everything from grand coastal properties and penthouse apartments to quaint cottages, townhouses and commercial premises.
As well as working direct with private clients, Camellia work closely with architects, property developers and holiday let companies; they also help estate agents to advise potential buyers on suitable investment properties and how to maximise a property’s potential and add value. They understand what it takes to stand out in this crowded market place and pride themselves on achieving maximum return on investment for all their clients.
Whether it’s the blank canvas of a new build to the complete re-configuration of a building, Camellia work on everything from large scale builds and renovations to simple room makeovers. With a fantastic reputation and many years of experience in the luxury holiday home industry, they are the go to Interior Design agency in Cornwall and one of the only qualified and accredited British Institute of Interior Design practices in the county. Founder Elaine Skinner, is the point of contact for all clients direct, helped by her team of professionally qualified designers, so you can be sure of personalised, high end luxury, customer service too.
Elaine Skinner – Managing Director at Camelia Interiors
Elaine Skinner established Camellia Interiors in 2003 and has grown the practice into a thriving interior design studio with projects all over Cornwall and beyond. Originally from Dorset by Sandbanks, Elaine worked in London and Jersey before moving to Cornwall in 1994. A Falmouth University graduate, she holds an MA in design and Camellia is one of the only British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) qualified and accredited practices based in Cornwall.
Elaine and her team specialise in creating beautiful, luxury and contemporary interiors for coastal homes. They are praised for taking the time to fully understand their clients, and creatively designing to meet the particular needs of properties located in coastal areas with a relaxed, laid-back style that comes from living by the sea.
PEPLOWS CHARTERED ACCOUTANTS & PROPERTY TAX EXPERTS
PRESENTATION TITLE – ‘Top Tax Tips for Furnished Holiday Lets’
Founded in 1937, Peplows is a proactive, professional and highly respected firm of independent Chartered Accountants based in Devon. Peplows’ property team have a wide breadth and depth of property tax and property accounting knowledge built over a number of years.
You may just be taking your first step on the buy to let property ladder or have a substantial property portfolio. Whatever your circumstances, as property tax specialists, Peplows can help you to navigate the complex property tax landscape and support you on your steps to financial independence.
Mark Thompson – Client Manager at Peplows Chartered Accountants & Property Tax Experts
Mark is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He specialises in advising on furnished holiday lets and has the experience and skills to help landlords minimise tax, maximise wealth and reach their property goals.
WEBBERS ESTATE AGENTS
PRESENTATION TITLE – ‘New build investment opportunities in North Devon’
Webbers were established in 1924 in Barnstaple North Devon as a traditional estate agents/auctioneers. Over the years Webbers have expanded across the region – North Devon, Somerset & North Cornwall to provide a network of 16 residential sales and lettings offices, together with specialist Land & New Homes, Commercial and auction departments. Webbers are founder members of the Guild of Property Professionals and the Relocation Agent Network who between them have over 1250 offices across the UK – giving Webbers access to premium out of town buyers. Webbers are multiple award winners and are renowned for exceptional customer care and innovation.
Malcolm Prescott – Managing Director
Malcolm Prescott is Managing Director of Webbers Property Services having started his career with Webbers over 30 years ago in Minehead. Malcolm has held the position of local manager, residential sales & marketing Director and now Managing Director of Webbers based in Barnstaple. Malcolm also represents the South West Region on the National Advisory Council with both Relocation Agent Network & The Guild of Property Professionals and is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents.
PRESENTATION TITLE: TBA
COMPANY BIO: TBA
SPEAKER BIO: TBA
GW Architects is a design led RIBA Chartered Practice offering all levels of architectural services.
Having worked for over 30 years within the industry for several highly esteemed practices, in 2017, I embarked on an exciting new venture to bring all this experience to my own RIBA Chartered Architects Practice based in Devon, but working on projects throughout the UK.
Every project is treated with the same passion and enthusiasm, irrespective of the size or budget. The end result will be a bespoke and unique response to your brief, site and budget as the most important part of any project is to fully understand and integrate these elements successfully. It is an exciting collaborative process and the practice works with its clients to find the right solution together. My portfolio includes a diverse range of building types both commercial and residential.
Based in Devon, GM Planning Consultants provides a planning service to householders, landowners, developers and local authorities across the Southwest and UK, covering urban and rural planning issues.
GM Planning Consultancy was established in 2010 and has quickly developed a reputation for being effective in negotiating, gaining planning permissions and avoiding costly appeals. GM Planning Consultants have represented clients in Cornwall, Devon and the Southwest across a wide range of development proposals including: householder extensions, new build housing, alterations to listed buildings, leisure and major retail development, many on complex and sensitive sites. I have particular expertise in undertaking development appraisals, managing planning applications, and providing building conservation advice.
Having worked in local government and the private sector prior to setting up GM Planning means I have significant experience of the planning system, and have been involved in all manner of sites and buildings. I am therefore able to combine my knowledge of national planning policy and project management skills to achieve client aspirations.
NEWQUAY MORTGAGE & PENSIONS
Newquay mortgage and Pensions ltd. are independent financial advisers and whole of market mortgage brokers.
We provide advice to private clients and limited companies regarding all types of mortgages including ‘Buy to let’ and ‘holiday let’.