Tips for Owners to Run Successful Paying Guest Accommodation Centers
Education and professional sectors are booming in India at a lightning speed due to advancements in technology. This trend of moving to big cities to get better opportunities have given people a new idea to earn extra cash, by opening a PG accommodation center.
Opening a PG accommodation center might look like the fastest way to earn cash, but maintaining a PG is not everyone's cup of tea.
Here are some tips for owners to run successful paying guest accommodation center business.
Proper Space and Facilities
Before starting a PG, it is best to check if you have the right space and basic facilities nearby. Is there any point in opening a PG accommodation center totally out of the city? Find a location, prefer the residential surroundings, where all the basic facilities like hospitals, schools, colleges are at a walking distance. Moreover, the facilities might differ as per the nature of tenants. Understand the group that you want to accommodate - college students, bachelor office going boys or families. Make up your mind about the tenants and then think about the facilities.
Selecting and setting up the building was the first step. Now, for running a paying guest accommodation center the owners need an attractive name (for marketing purposes) and health tradelicense. The licenses and legal formalities differ as per the state and locality. Sometimes, all you need is a written permission of the society to start a PG. Set out some rules beforehand. Keep a proper record with the identity proofs of every current or previous tenant.
You will need proper staff for cleaning rooms and bathrooms, cooking food, a watchman for locking the main door after specific time at night and a care taker for managing discipline. If you have young girls as tenants, you will need to take all the security measures. A marketing manger will also be required to advertise about your PG both online and offline to attract new tenants. A staff member to answer the queries of people looking for accommodation over phone should also be appointed. Keep contact with nearby institutes to get new students as tenants.
A paying guest accommodation should be started with an aim of providing a home away from home. Make sure to behave politely with the tenants and advise your staff to do the same. Alwaysprovide good-quality food and clean-hygienic rooms. Maintain a good relationship with the tenants and solve their problems or complaints right away. Provide exclusive facilities like internet connection, washing machines and TV etc. to attract more tenants.
Rules and Restrictions
Keep the rules and restrictions in written form and paste it on the notice board near the front desk. Keep the prices genuine and discuss each rule out of the list with every new tenant to avoid any type of confusion. Make sure to expel the paying guest if he or she is creating a nuisance and disturbing the peaceful environment of your Paying Guest accommodation center.