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Monday to Friday rentals or weekday lets

| Help, Monday to Friday | October 24, 2012

Weekday lodgings are increasingly popular with people working away from home or as an alternative to a lengthy commute. Here are the current Monday to Friday listings.

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Monday to Friday info for landlords

| Help, Monday to Friday | October 24, 2012

If you have a spare room, live near to an area of good employment, and are looking for ways of generating some income (or simply want some company), you may be considering taking a lodger. However if you occasionally need to use your spare room, want your home to yourself sometimes and don’t like the idea of a permanent lodger, then consider letting a room for weekdays only.

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Monday to Friday info for tenants

| Help, Monday to Friday | October 24, 2012

If you are currently commuting long distances, weekly commuting or overseas commuting, or contemplating any of these, consider renting from Monday to Friday.

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Long distance & overseas commuting

| Help, Monday to Friday | October 24, 2012

Twenty-five million people in the UK commute to and from their place of work. Four million people now work from home and this trend is likely to continue. However, long distance commuting (i.e. above 50 miles a day) is also increasing. In the UK the average commuter travels for 58 minutes a day and one in ten commuters have a daily journey of over two hours. ‘Extreme commuters’, who travel at least three hours per day, account for 3% of all commuters.

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Costs of commuting compared with costs of weekday lettings

| Help, Monday to Friday | October 24, 2012

Weekday lodgings are increasingly popular with people working away from home or as an alternative to a lengthy commute. So how do the actual costs of commuting compare with a weekday letting? Below we’ve worked out the comparative costs for two relatively common long distance commutes: Bristol to London and Norwich to London.

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Weekday rental alternatives for your employees

| Help, Monday to Friday | October 24, 2012

If you have employees who are working away from home or commuting long distance, then you might be interested to know about Monday to Friday lettings. Weekday lodgings are increasingly popular with people working away from home or as an alternative to a lengthy commute.

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Case study: Monday to Friday letting, Canada Water, London

| Case studies, Monday to Friday | October 16, 2012

Mark Jones had been trying to find a Monday to Friday lodger for many months with no success until he advertised on the yours2share website.

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June 2008 Making your dream a reality

| aircraft share, Boat share, collaborative consumption, environment, fractional ownership, fractional rent, Monday to Friday, Press, Property | October 10, 2012

June 2008

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own the yacht, villa or classic car you have always wanted but without having to fork out the entire cost?

Many people dream about owning a boat on the South coast, having a sports car convertible, owning a holiday home in the Mediterranean or a beach hut in sleepy Norfolk, but for many these luxury assets are just a pipe dream.

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Monday to Friday OR Friday to Monday

| Monday to Friday, sharing | January 9, 2012

Over the last five years there has been an increase in tenants letting accommodation on a Monday to Friday basis. Usually these are people who work away from home and had become fed up with living in hotels or bed and breakfasts all week.

There are some major advantages for Monday to Friday landlords compared with full-time tenants:

  • Use of the room at weekends
  • Lodger tends to bring a lot less stuff – just what they need for the weekend
  • Their house isn’t the lodger’s permanent residence.

Some people working away from home have made a long term commitment to this way of life and buy a small apartment in which to live during the week.

Have any of these people considered letting their accommodation at the weekends when they aren’t there? One recent ad on yours2share is looking for somewhere more “permanent” to stay at weekends only. The advertiser lives in Manchester, but his girlfriend lives in Sheffield and he wants a base in Sheffield for the weekends.

Many people regularly visit a place at weekends, staying in hotels, B&Bs, even friends’ sofas. There are two main reasons:

  • visiting children living with an ex
  • visiting elderly relatives

But visiting sweethearts is equally valid. So is simply having a second home – for fun! When I moved to Norfolk, a rural county in England about two hours north east of London, I soon found that one place in which many Norfolk people wanted to own a second home was London (interestingly many of them have second homes on their own coast). I personally would be very interested in having a base in London that I could use at weekends, but I was surprised to find that I was not on my own.

If these situations are so common, why aren’t more people sharing? I think it is simply because there are no services other to yours2share that can accommodate this and it isn’t a well known service, so it doesn’t occur to people to ask.

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