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Property Management Published: 6th December 2023

Why choose short-term renting?

The Benefits of Short-Term Renting in the UK

The housing market is in a state of drastic change, especially when it comes to the UK Market. Arguably, the traditional method of buying and selling houses is evolving to become more complex, an increasing number of people want to start adding to their property portfolios. With legalities becoming more complex and mortgage rates all over the place, the process of house buying has the potential to be an incredibly time-consuming process, often leading to some homeowners needing temporary accommodation before they can move into their forever homes. This is particularly relevant when it comes to the likes of housing chains. Other home finders may also be seeking a short-term rental solution due to home renovation or being in between moving dates. For these and other reasons, a short-term rental may be the perfect solution you need while you get settled into your forever home.  In this blog post, we take a closer look at the range of benefits short-term renting can offer to those who are in a state of uncertainty when it comes to housing. 


1. Navigate Housing Chains with Ease

It’s no secret that the process of buying and selling property in the UK is complex and expensive. It’s not always a guarantee that the timelines of moving out of your sold house and into a newly purchased one will align. This is where short-term renting can help individuals and families in such a situation navigate getting caught in a housing chain. Although these circumstances often cause a great amount of stress and uncertainty, having somewhere temporary to settle while all the transactions are finalised can provide you with a place to call home before the big move. Short-term renting provides a welcome escape from the waiting game, allowing individuals and families to secure comfortable, temporary accommodation while navigating the complexities of selling and buying a property.


2. Seamless Transition During Reconstruction or Damages

When it’s time to give your home a revamp, the project itself can be incredibly exciting as a prospect. However, depending on the severity of the project, there may be more disruption than you’re used to in your home. If major renovations are going on in your home, it’s possible that the property can become altogether inhabitable. If you and your family need to temporarily relocate before the renovations are completed, then a short-term rental may provide the perfect solution. Rather than having to endure drastic inconvenience when living amidst construction or repair work, individuals can find some peace in a temporary residence. This will also help renovators experience a smoother transition during the process which can help alleviate some of the stresses that come with home renovation. 


3. Relocate Stress-Free Across Cities

One of the main trends when it comes to work-life balance is the ability to work from anywhere, as long as you have a stable internet connection. This has resulted in many people relocating from city life to a more country lifestyle, to enjoy more rural environments for themselves and their families. However, deciding to relocate does not come without its challenges, especially when you are looking for a home that fits all your practical needs and budget. It’s unlikely that the right fit will pop up exactly when you need it to. This is also where short-term rentals can help you out during relocation. A temporary place to stay during the process of finding somewhere permanent can help you in the following areas: 

  • Assess the area to which you are planning to move
  • Allows you more time to find the perfect home 
  • Ensures you have somewhere to stay in between homes
  • Provides a more settled environment for your family during the moving process


One of the key benefits is that it prevents individuals and families from having to make any rushed decisions, which should never be the case when it comes to buying a property. 


4. Test the Waters Before Committing

Finding your forever home is an incredibly exciting process as it’s the place you’ll make incredible memories with your family. This means you’ll want enough time on your hands before making any final decisions on where to make the final commitment. Short-term renting can help you trial the area you’re thinking of buying in and can give you a great feel about the overall housing market, especially if you are thinking about making a long-term investment. By renting a property for a short duration, individuals can assess the suitability of the neighbourhood, amenities, and overall living experience. These factors must fit in with your household’s lifestyle. This “try before you buy” approach reduces the risk of making overly hasty decisions and ensures the prospective permanent move aligns with your lifestyle and needs. 


5. Furnished Convenience

Most short-term rental spaces will come pre-furnished. This means you won’t have to worry about moving your furniture into a space for a shorter period, before having to move it out again. If you need to move out of your home before you move into your new one, you can reside in a short-term rental space without getting your belongings out of storage. You also shouldn’t have to spend more money on furnishing the short-term rental as it’s all done for you. This added level of convenience can make whatever housing transition you’re going through a whole lot easier and allows you to settle in quicker while dealing with the other admin associated with moving. 


Short-term Renting Makes Your Life Easier 

When you rent on a short-term basis during a time when you’re moving house or in between homes, it makes the whole process a lot easier to manage. Most short-term rental spaces will come fully furnished so that you don’t have to worry about moving your own furniture in, eliminating the need for any more than necessary expenses. These establishments also allow you more flexibility when looking for somewhere to call your permanent home. For a range of homes across the UK available on a short-term rental basis, look on TrustedStays today!

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