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Pass the Keys Franchise

UK’s leading short-let property management company. We list and manage homeowners’ property on short-letting sites such as Airbnb.

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At a Glance

Established: 2015

UK Presence: 33 franchisees across the UK

Start Up Cost: £18,000

Min personal contribution: £12,000

Development type: Unit Franchise

BFA Status: Provisional

Franchise Info

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Airbnb has exploded in recent years…And now you can be part of it!

Pass the Keys is the UK’s leading short-let property management company and the UK's largest professional co-host of Airbnb.  

We help homeowners to let out their properties on short-letting sites such as Airbnb, Expedia and  We deal with everything from listing the property, managing bookings and guest communication to check-in, cleaning and maintenance.  We ultimately take the hassle out of short-letting.

We are looking for ambitious entrepreneurs like you to use our brand reputation, technology and expertise to manage a large number of short-let properties.

“With Pass the Keys, business is good! I wasn’t expecting the Franchise to be performing as well as it has been. I’m now aiming to manage 200 properties by the end of year 5. It wouldn’t be possible without Pass the Keys’ in-house tech. It gives you all the tools to start your own business, in a way that third party tech can’t match.”
Ben – Cardiff & Newport franchisee

The short-let market
In 2008, Airbnb revolutionized the short-let market and enabled more homeowners to let out their properties. Millions of people have adopted the platform already but there remains an extremely large number of potential hosts who cannot use the platform because they either don’t have the time to manage it themselves or they live remotely.

Pass the Keys provides the solution by offering an end-to-end short-let property management service. Homeowners can let out their property without doing any of the work and can earn up to 50% more by doing so on the short-let market rather than the traditional long-term market.

“The Pass the Keys’ tech blew my mind, it was insane! The team continuously developing it are doing such a great job and you can tell that everyone within the company puts in a lot of effort. The business model that they showed me at the start is really being proven. I’ve found that for me, taking on 2 or 3 bed properties is the sweet spot when it comes to balancing profit and workload. I see a lot of potential from this type of property in my territory, so I’m really excited for the future!”
Joe – East Berkshire Franchisee

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The Pass the Keys opportunity
Established in 2015, Pass the Keys has grown from a small London based company to a trusted UK-wide brand with some of the highest ratings on Trustpilot and Google Reviews. You will automatically gain Airbnb Professional Co-host status when you partner with Pass the Keys, giving you credibility from the outset.

After 4 years of refining our bespoke technology, business model and processes, we have opened up our offering to empower entrepreneurially natured individuals to build their own successful short-let management businesses.  

What you receive:

Pass the Keys has developed an industry leading technology that enables franchisees to manage 50 properties with just one person, resulting in a lean business model with low fixed costs. The technology incorporates everything from sales and marketing lead generation all the way through to guest communication and invoicing for your service providers. This results in you having more time to sell your services and build relationships with your existing hosts.

In the past 5 years, Pass the Keys has learned a lot about how to run the business and how to avoid the pitfalls. All our best practices will be passed on to you through our PTK Academy which has been designed to take you to short-let management maturity, even if you have no previous experience. The PTK Academy comprises an initial training course and an e-learning platform to ensure that you have all the knowledge you need to be successful.

Pass the Keys is very focussed on building a supportive community and has a buddy programme to help new starters find their feet. They hold quarterly meet-ups where the franchise network and Heads of Department share best practices and discuss ideas. As a franchisee you will also become a member of an active community support channel where you can ask your peers for recommendations and share updates.

“Knowing the demand for accommodation from visitors and businesses all over the UK and abroad will continue to increase, it feels like now is the right time to enter into short-let accommodation. Pass the Keys’ advancements in management technology and their official Airbnb Professional Co-host status, has allowed me to help facilitate and support landlords and hosts with efficient, easy-to-use support and management services in Swansea. It is a brand that I am proud to become a part of, and I am excited about the future of Pass the Keys!” ”
Hannah – Swansea Franchisee

Ideal Pass the Keys franchisee
Pass the Keys is looking for ambitious partners with an interest in the short-let market who want to be part of a network of like-minded individuals. You don’t need to have experience of managing properties on platforms such as Airbnb.

A few questions to ask yourself are:

  • Do you have an entrepreneurial nature?
  • Are you committed to driving your own success?
  • Are you good at building relationships?

For the right individuals, the sky's the limit when it comes to taking advantage of the Pass the Keys opportunity.

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Airbnb co-host Pass the Keys adds new franchisees to network

Airbnb professional management company, Pass the Keys, has added new franchises in popular short-term letting destinations across the UK, including the Lake District, New Forest and Christchurch.

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