Rent Now, Sell Later!

Earn from letting strategies while you wait for the right time to sell. Partner with City Relay to unlock the rental potential of your property.


Benefits of letting now

Get a steady rental income to cover your monthly mortgage and expenses while waiting for the right time to sell.

Maintain the property’s value by keeping it occupied and cared for. Vacant properties usually fall to neglect and end up with a lower value.

Keep the option to sell your property once the market conditions are right.

Use our flexible letting strategy to maximise your property’s earning potential.

See What Our Current Partners Have To Say

Your property will be featured in high-traffic platforms for short, mid, and long lets.

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How we optimise yield?

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Work with a trusted property management company

City Relay is trusted by hundreds of property investors in major cities like London, Paris and Barcelona. Our 4.7 Trustpilot rating shows our commitment to service excellence and property expertise.

We specialise in property sourcing, development and design. We’ll turn your unit into a premium property and feature professionally done photos (including a 3D virtual tour) on Airbnb, Expedia, Rightmove, VRBO, Zoopla, etc.

Your portfolio’s performance will be optimised through the smart technology we use and our data-driven strategies will maximise your rental income. We’ll take care of all the tedious landlord tasks of marketing your property, vetting residents and guests, drafting rental agreements, collecting rent and even cleaning in between stays.


A Win-Win Property Solution

City Relay offers end-to-end property services that start with a complete onboarding process.

After signing up with us, we’ll set up a professional photoshoot and 3D virtual tour of your property. We’ll guide you in turning your flat into a premium property that’s completely compliant with local letting regulations.

Our in-house cleaning and maintenance services will keep your property in pristine condition – making it presentable for potential guests, residents and even buyers.


Maximise your rental income

We use a flexible letting model that responds to the evolving market demands and optimises your portfolio’s performance. Our data-driven marketing strategy allows us to take advantage of the peak income potential of short lets and the stability of long lets.

Combined with the smart technology that we use, your property will be optimised with competitive rental rates to enjoy 30% to 40% more income and an even higher occupancy rate all year round.

This flexible letting strategy won’t tie you to long lets. It keeps the option open to sell when the time is right.


Enjoy up to 90% occupancy rate

Increase the demand for your property by partnering with City Relay while you wait for the right market conditions to sell. Your property will benefit from our high-trust rating and positive reputation.

Our commitment to service excellence will provide your guests and residents with an exceptional stay that includes a warm welcome through personal check-ins and an efficient in-house housekeeping service. You won’t have to lift a finger. We’ll manage the tenant relationship from start to finish to create an unparalleled rental experience.

Our high-quality service pays attention to every detail and leads to positive reviews and increased bookings for your property.


What are your required property standards?

City Relay is a design-led business and we take pride in the properties that we partner with. All properties should be fully equipped and designed to a high standard so that guests and residents can experience a true 5 star stay.

What is the minimum number of properties I need to have?

We work with partners with any number of properties, as long as they are not primary residences, are available for rent all year round and do not store any personal belongings.

What is the minimum contract length?

There is no minimum contract length with City Relay, and you can remove your property from our booking platform at any time. All we ask is you honour the residents who have already made future bookings in your property.

What locations do you cover?

We predominantly cover zones 1-3 of London. We’re growing rapidly and expanding outwards across London, covering more of the capital.

Where do you advertise my property?

We advertise your property across multiple booking platforms, to reach a global and diverse audience of potential residents. These platforms include Zoopla and Rightmove for longer lets, and Airbnb,, Expedia and HomeAway for shorter lets.

In addition, every property is marketed on our own booking platform and through social and email channels to a combined network of over 20,000 previous City Relay guests.

What is flexible letting?

Our flexible letting solution allows you to rent your property across a short, medium or long-term period using our one-stop shop system, Opago. Our guests or residents can book with us for a minimum of a week or over 1 year and we manage this for you through our systems.

How do I see my property's performance report?

After joining our partner community, you will be assigned to a friendly Account Manager who will be your direct point of contact. Their role is to report back to you on how your property is performing and advise on any improvements required to increase your property’s earning potential.

Additionally, you will receive logins to Opago where you can view your calendar availability and receive notifications of upcoming bookings and monthly revenue predictions.

When do I get paid?

You will receive payment for any short let stays in the first 14 working days of the next calendar month. For longer stays, you will receive payment within 7 days of the rent being received from the resident.

Your designated Account Manager and our accounts team are always on hand to respond to any issues or queries you may have.

Is my property covered by insurance?

You will need to have your own landlord insurance in place to protect your property and the fixtures and fittings inside it. If you have a long let tenancy and the potential tenants pass referencing satisfactorily, you can take out rent protection and legal expenses insurance through one of our partners For short lets, we are also partnered with a specialist short letting insurance provider, Guardhog.

What is an AST?

An assured shorthold tenancy (AST) is the most common type of tenancy for private landlords or letting agents.

The tenancy will be for a fixed period and the landlord has the right to take back the property at the end as long as they give at least 2 months’ notice.

The resident(s) must be individuals (not a business) and the rent must be below £100,000 a year.

Who completes viewings on my property?

At City Relay, we receive and manage all potential guest or resident enquiries from multiple booking platforms, including Rightmove and Zoopla. We respond to each enquiry as soon as possible, and viewing appointments are set up.

Our expert long let team is available 7 days a week to complete these viewings. Our knowledgeable team showcases the property and answers any queries promptly, to ensure a resident is quickly secured at the best rental rate possible.

What compliance rules do I need to meet?

To ensure that your guests and residents have an enjoyable and safe stay on the property, you must complete all your safety checks. Most local or national safety regulations require regular updates.

Here are some of the safety checks to carry out before you let your property. Our team of experts can advise you on what is required for your property:

Electrical safety test
Gas safety test
Carbon monoxide alarm installation
Energy Performance certificate

Does City Relay complete reference checks and take security deposits?

Our comprehensive vetting and referencing processes, including credit and personal checks, add the first level of security before we rent out your property. Additionally at this stage, we also collect deposit payments from guests and residents.

What is the 90 day rule?

The 90 day rule limits the number of days your property can be short let per calendar year. Without authorisation from the council, your short let calendar will close once 90 nights have been booked.

City Relay manages bookings all year round by combining short, mid and long let bookings (90+ nights), enabling you to remain in compliance with regulations.