bl**dy cheek… ( semi rant )
I don’t believe the cheek of some people…
Mrs G and I have a holiday cottage down Cornwall and while we need to get booking’s in season we’ve always told friends that out of season if you want to stay there you are welcome to and you’ll only have to pay the cleaner at the end of the week.
Ok, Mrs. G just got an email from a friend of hers… it seems her son and his girlfriend want to go down in March. His girlfriends parents live about 10 miles away but either the parents don’t want them there, or more likely they don’t want to stay with the parents.
And to top if off she tells us… oh they don’t have much money but she is a “pretty good” cleaner so would it be ok not to pay the cleaner?
So let me get this straight.. She wants us to invite into our cottage a teenage couple, whom we’ve never met, who are not welcome in her parents home ( probably because they want to shag like sheep ) and they are too skint even to cough up £40.00 at the end of the week.
oh yaaaa…. let me just try to remember now where I left the keys…Posted 9 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
Chances are they will not clean it to the standard you woul expect, if at all. Either as PDF said tell them its booked, or ask them to cough up the money in advance for the cleaner which you will give them back if they do actually clean it properly.
Personally I would tell them to go forth and multiply. Most of our friends who run holiday businesses are seeing really good advanced bookings this year because of the exchange rate, so you will likely be able to rent it that weekPosted 9 years agoatlazMember
My parents stopped loaning their holiday home to people they didn’t know well because they’d come to it and find the place a mess. Empties left inside the house, rubbish in the bin and unflushed toilets are bad enough if you’re in the next day, but if you pitch up 2 months later it can piss people off.Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
Binners is a dutty bastid. Dunno which is worsererer; him or Hora…
Just tell them that the place has to be regularly inspected, as part of the insurance deal, and the cleaner is the only person authorised to inspect/maintain the property, and therefore still has to be paid.
FFS; it’s £40. How are they getting there, walking??Posted 9 years ago
johni, I’ll send you the link as well as post here ( you don’t get friends rates I’m afraid )
http://www.english-country-cottages.co.uk/sites/English-Country-Cottages/pages/PropertyDetails_C.aspx?QS=2B831DC8-E0A4-4868-B1DF-DDB2FE4FD44A~C~TJ7~~216~GBP~~0~~A~N~~50923475-3e81-4ad4-9725-5b62cb8e0d10~19767~0~0~~~Y~N~Posted 9 years ago
Peter, thanks.. Mrs. G’s mum used to live there (when she was alive that is) and we’ve recently had it remodelled.. come out rather nice I think.
and as it’s a good friend of mrs. G.. the lad’s mum that is… she’s agreed to let them have it but they will be paying cleaning costs.Posted 9 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
I bet they would spend a tad more than £40 through the week on petrol/booze/food/etc – if they are that skint, they mebbe shouldn’t be on holiday…
We have a caravan on the edge of the Lakes and run it on a ‘donations’ basis for friends – works well 99% of the time, but we get the occasional cheeky one who doesn’t pay a dime….I had to call one lot and suggest that was not really acceptable, not even to have coughed up the £10-20 of gas and leccy they used in a week…Posted 9 years ago
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