Marbella Holiday rentals- part 2

Urb Marberia
We put together this vblog in the hope to help other owners who are undecided in what to do with their Marbella Holiday property. This one is if fact part 2 and if you missed the introduction you can find that here. As of writing we are in the first quarter of 2012. The news is saying the prices of homes are still dropping and the banks are in no mood to lend any money for the purchase of properties, especially if they have a number of their own properties still on their own books. As many owners have realised, it has become clear that, its going to be a long wait to achieve the heyday prices of 2005 if one is hoping to sell. Suggested options are, to rent out your property, either long term or as a holiday home. The latter still meaning you still get to enjoy your property.
In the case of this VBlog introduction we outlined what will need to be achieved to be able to let a property that needs some work to be able to put on the Holiday rental market. In this case the owner didn’t have a big budget , especially as the idea was to the let the property in the first place to help with the running costs
So to start, it was out with the old furniture (de clutter) before we could really get started. One thing we did find out is that there is little to no value in second hand furniture when selling, in fact we spoke to a number of house clearance companies that just weren’t interested. In the end we had to give the furniture away, but in reality to have to have hired a man, or men rather, and a lorry, would have been quite expensive. So it was a break even deal, we feel.
The apartment is around 145 m2 3 beds and two baths , and hadn’t never really been finished. Plus we had , an installed air-conditioning unit that was in place but low ceilings and cabling was still unhidden. Glass with wholes in for the air-conditioning pipes that needed to be replaced. Blinds that were tiered or broken and needing repairing – replacing. Broken floor tiles needed to be replaced and the old grout in some places needed to be removed and re-applied . A water pipe that protruded dangerously from the wall and for some reason every tap in the apartment was loose.
Below is a list of the local companies that helped us out and that we can happily recommend.
Persisol Sl Marbella fixed the blinds
Crisur Cristaleria Sl fixed the windows
Instaladora Ortiz Sl fixed all the plumbing issues
A nice man called juanjo moved light fitting and placed sockets
Leroy Merlin supplied the painting materials and curtains + Fittings
Jeans Emporium has so far been the main supplier of the new –second hand furniture.
All in all for a very reasonable price CMH.Properties has managed to help an owner out of a tricky position, of not knowing how to go about a small renovation project with the plan of letting to the public.
The owner now has a property that their clients will be very happy to stay in and will still be able to enjoy the property with money to spare.
We thank you for reading this far and hope to hear from you soon if you have any questions or need help in discussing , a similar project then please get in touch.

I am contactable on my direct line 0034-666-785-954 or you can leave a reply.

For your curiosity, theses are the links to the introduction of the video blog and the completed project below

Video Blog- Property ready for guests

Post Number 3: Address and directions for Urb Marberia, nagueles, Marbella, 29600 Malaga , Spain 

Thanks for reading

Charles Mackenzie-Hill

About Charles Mackenzie-Hill

Charles . Originally from Cirencester in England and educated at Millfield school in Somerset.  Moved to Marbella  Spain 1997. Met Carolina in 2001 we married 2003 and have had since three Children Charlie,Maria and Oliver. Our three Children are all at local Spanish school, For work we are a husband & wife team involved in all things property in the Marbella area. Our prime website can be found at
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