Hiring out your space with Occupyd

How do you list a property with Occupyd?

Simply click the ‘List my space’ button at the top right of this page. This will take you through a quick process of adding details and photos before you submit your listing and start to watch the interest pour on it.

I’ve created my listing, how do I edit it?

You can edit your listing any time by navigating to your account and clicking on the listing there. Once on the listing click the pen icon, you can then either edit the entire thing or specific elements like photos, location or price by clicking the edit button on each.

What do I pay to use Occupyd?

Listing on Occupyd is completely free and users will be able to find and enquire to your spaces at no cost. When you get paid, we take a small 5% fee. This fee allows us to keep building our marketplace and increasing the value we provide to you and our community. We only ever get paid when you get bookings, so it’s win/win/win.

I’ve submitted my listing, when will it go live?

Great! 🥳 We will review your listing and put it live on the site within 48 hours.

Will my landlord let me do this?

Hairdressers have hired out chairs to freelancers forever, and it’s generally not considered a big deal by landlords. Occupyd formalises this opportunity and opens it to different types of businesses.

We have typically found that landlords value the opportunity for their tenants to make more money, as it secures their tenant. The last thing the landlord wants is a vacant unit and marketing costs.

If you are not the owner of the property and you are not sure if you have permission, you should check your lease before creating a listing. If your lease prevents you from sub-letting, speak to your landlord before going ahead.

What is the risk of listing on Occupyd?

Businesses who don’t have space are desperate for it, that means when they get it, they don’t want to lose it. You’ll find they take care of the space they access better than they would their own.

If you are worried about something getting damaged there are a number of things you could do to ensure everything goes smoothly. 

Firstly, consider some basic training the first time that they are using your space. Even if they are highly proficient, talking them through your specific equipment will give you both peace of mind.

Just as with platforms like Airbnb, you could also arrange for your own contract to be prepared that any potential occupier would have to adhere to. This would lay out your own terms and any house rules in advance.

Some other suggestions which have worked well for others include:

  • Checking occupiers in and out

  • Installing CCTV

  • Taking a deposit

Is it a lot of work to manage my property?

Many businesses are looking for an on-going relationship, it’s not like Airbnb where people come and go each day. This means that once you find someone you like and make an arrangement, there may be little to no ongoing management. You might even make a new friend 😊

How much can I make from my space?

Cafes in London hire their kitchens out for around £100 – £150 a day, that’s £36,500 a year. If you’re unsure how to price your space, drop us a message and we will gladly assist. We charge a 5% fee on successful transactions, so you could add 5% to what you want to make to account for that.

How do I manage keys and access?

You can choose what you want to do here, either give them their own access or let them in and lock up after them, it’s all in your hands.

Booking space through Occupyd

How do I make an enquiry?

Simply hit the enquiry button on any listing. Be sure to include as much information you can about what you want the space for and when. Enquiries with more detail are much more likely to be replied to quickly.

Can I view the space in advance?

Sure! We allow you to communicate with the space owner in advance of booking and paying so that if you want to view the space in advance, you can.

What if I change my mind?

Once you send an enquiry, there is no obligation to go ahead with space.

Do I pay any fees to Occupyd?

No, what you pay goes to the space owner. They may have to pay an administrative fee to Occupyd, but this will not be charged to you.

How do I pay for the space I am hiring?

Once you and the space owner are happy with the arrangement, they will send you a payment request. We use Stripe to process payments, so you can be sure that the process is safe and seamless. As per our terms of use, you are obligated to pay through this process so that we can ensure the safety and trust of our platform.