Membership History

Provisional Member
Joined 2019

Membership History

Provisional Member
Joined 2019

Company Overview

Pass the Keys is a new kind of property management company, specialising in the short-let market. We provide an all-inclusive end-to-end service for homeowners on the most popular market sites such as Airbnb and Booking.com and manage everything from bookings and pricing to check-in and cleaning.

Founded in 2015 by Alexander Lyakhotskiy, our vision has remained the same, to make short-letting effortless– to provide a hands-off service for homeowners whilst maximising their income. We have since expanded to serve 40 locations across the UK, managing properties on behalf of satisfied property owners up and down the country and are continually expanding everyday.

It is our commitment to a quality service that has enabled us to grow into the reputable, nationwide company we are today, and earned us accreditation as one of the very few professional co-hosts of Airbnb. We are also proud to have won the award for New Franchisor of the Year as well as the award for Best Technology and Innovation at the Virtual Franchising Awards 2021.

Franchise Overview

Pass the Keys is the UK’s leading short-let property management franchise, and in just a few short years, we have helped our 36 Partners build thriving, indispensable property management businesses.

We started franchising in 2019 after four years of operational stream-lining and technological developments because we wanted to give our Franchise Partners a bespoke experience and help them build their businesses from the get go. With 7 company-owned operations across the UK, we have expert knowledge and technology to pass on to our Franchise Partners which will enable them to rapidly scale their business.

With domestic travel thriving, we are looking for new ambitious partners in a range of territories across the UK.


Initial training takes the form of an intensive one-week online course. Our department experts guide prospective franchisees through our inhouse tech system and the PTK approach to sales, marketing and operations, as well as explaining our core values and how we use them to grow. New franchisees are then assigned to an existing franchisee or city manager for key on-the-job guidance in the early stages of their business development. Webinars, conferences, online training courses and a dedicated Franchise Account Manager provide ongoing support as required.

Daily Life of a franchisee

Daily life for franchise Partners is varied and incredibly rewarding. A key aspect is an active sales role, supported by a regular stream of leads from HQ’s marketing team. Franchisees will always be kept busy building long-lasting customer relationships and attending viewings. The other pivotal side of franchisee life is operational. This can mean securing beneficial arrangements with cleaning services, onboarding properties, or being on the ground to respond to situations that need attention. Life as a Pass the Keys Partner is a fantastic opportunity as you can work from home and build your business.To find out more about the life of a franchisee please visit our website and read what our current Partners have to say!


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