With many tenants, particularly students heading back to parental homes for Christmas, they might see their empty digs as a financial resource, left untapped.
'Let's Airbnb it?' a more resourceful tenant might suggest.
So for those landlords who haven't already underlined the terms of their lease, it might be worth doing so now, to prevent any unwanted sub-letting going on over the holiday period.
It may also be worth doing a fly-by of your rental properties over the Christmas holidays, to check your instructions are not ignored.
For in the right location, a decent holiday let might just well pay for the tenant's Christmas; a tempting prospect, what with all that present buying.
Take advantage of our discounted landlord insurance rates