We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that we have received over time.  If your question is not here, contact us and we’ll be more than glad to help you out!

Bookings

Yes, we take care of the entire process from A to Z – from organising cleaning, communicating with guests, collecting payments, managing guests during their stay up to following up for reviews and getting feedback after their stay.

Usually we prefer to ensure the property is accessible via self-check-in. This allows the maximum flexibility for the guest, as usually it is very difficult for them to know exactly what time they will arrive.  Although we don’t suggest it, if need be we can offer meeting and greeting each guest as an ancillary service.

Yes, we manage the entire process from A to Z as explained in the previous question “Do you manage the bookings?”

Yes, we will also act as the emergency contact for anything that should arise.

On checkout, the property is given a thorough cleaning by our cleaners.  Any evidence of damage is immediately reported to us.

Yes, we will coordinate with maintenance, as well as manage access for the workers to enter the property.  We also schedule routine checks to ensure that your property is in top shape for your guests.

We work with all the major online travel agents (OTAs) such as Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, HomeAway, LateRooms amongst many others.  Their commission percentages varies depending on the OTA, but most of them charge a commission between 15 – 20%, and most of them being in the 18% mark.

The below is an example list of commissions charged by the respective OTAs.

Online Travel Agency (OTA) Commission
Agoda 15%
AirBNB 3% + also charges guests a service fee
BedAndBreakfast.com 10%
Booking.com 18%
Ctrip 20%
e-Dreams 20%
Expedia 18%
FlipKey 3%
Hotels.com 10%
LateRooms.com 15%
Orbitz 20%

* Last updated February 2019

The average nightly price depends on various factors, such as your property location, the state & finishing of your property, the property type, notable features in your property etc.  Also, in order for us to maximize your average nightly price, we use techniques to monitor trends, seasonality, events, weekend rates, occupancy that help us adjust your optimal nightly price.

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Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) License

We will guide you on what needs to be done to apply for the MTA license, making the process as simple as possible. However, since we are not the actual owners of the property and neither are we subletting it, we cannot apply on your behalf – It remains the responsibility of the owner to apply for the license.  We are only acting as intermediaries to manage the accommodation for holiday rentals.

Take a look at all the application forms available for download from the MTA. The one used for short let rentals is the Holiday Furnished Premises Licence. Within the application form there is listed everything that is required.

Some of the items that are required and Easy Landlord can help you with such setup are:

  • VAT Number – It can be a VAT Exempt number which means that you do not charge/refund VAT
  • 3rd Party Liability Insurance insurance for €250,000 – This is to be started before the operations and not upon application stage.
Don’t worry, we’ll hand hold you and make this process as smooth and easy as possible!

The costs involved can be found at the end of the application form that is provided in the section How can I apply? above.

There are various criteria that MTA checks to ensure that the property is of a certain standard.  As part of our onboarding process, we will visit your premises and guide you with everything that is required so you do not need to worry.  The full list of regulations can be found here.  

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