Over the last twenty years or so, the number of people who own a second homes has increased greatly. So what used to seem like just a privilege for few is now something that more and more people enjoy. But given the recent economic downturn, the cost of leaving a second home empty is no longer an affordable option for some.
So if you own a second home and have always kept it for your own use, you might want to start thinking about renting it out while you are not using it.
But if you're like most people, you don't welcome the thought of renting out your property. Why? Because nobody likes the ideas of strangers living in their home away from home. However, people who rent out their second home usually find that it's looked after very well by their guests. And crazy as it may sound, the better furnished and equipped your property is, the less problems are likely to occur.
And obviously, those of you who have second homes purely for long-term investment and very rare use for yourself are in an even better position to rent out your home. It won't interfere with your plans for staying there, and you probably don't have much in the home to worry about getting damaged.
Overall, renting out your second home is definitely something to consider. Even though you probably won't ever get rich doing so, you will certainly offset all the day-to-day running costs of maintaining an empty home.