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Why book a house sitting service through Airtasker?

Off to an important business trip with no one to watch over your home? It can be challenging to leave your house empty with no one to watch over it. Booking trusted house sitting services on Airtasker can take some pressure off your shoulders. Experienced house sitters know how to watch over not only your home but even the pets you need to leave behind.

All you need to do is put up a task complete with details. Whether it’s a long-term house sit or a short one, make sure to indicate everything you need. Also, mention if you’ll be leaving your pet with them too! After posting, expect to receive offers from Taskers in minutes.

It isn’t easy to find someone you can trust, especially since this is your home. Our platform’s transparent system can help with this! Go through the reviews and ratings of Taskers who make offers to do your task. You’ll be able to find the perfect house sitter for you in no time.

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Top House Sitters related questions

It depends on what you have agreed upon with your chosen Tasker. In most cases, the travel fee is shouldered by the sitter you hire since you provide the accommodation (your home). Other fees that you need to consider are home repairs that may come up during their stay. 

It’s not easy to leave your house with someone else. The most important thing to look for in a house sitter is professionalism. You need to make sure that your home will be left in good hands. Even if their tasks may be pretty straightforward, you need to trust the person you are hiring. Make sure they have good communication skills since you will be leaving with quite a handful of daily responsibilities.

As a homeowner, a house sitter expects you to give them proper instructions on what needs to be done at home. Do not mistake them for housekeepers, gardeners, or pool cleaners. It is not always expected of them to take part in intense cleaning tasks. Their main responsibility is to make sure the house is how you left it. 

That is up to you to decide! The duration of a house sit depends on how long you will be gone. You may need a house sitter for as short as a few days while you are on holiday. Some require a house sitter who can stay for many months. These are often made by people who need to travel abroad for work. Details like this should be made clear in your task post.

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What do house sitting services include?

House sitting is done by a trusted professional who is experienced with caring for others’ homes and pets. People often think of availing of this service when going on vacation or business trips. Some even think of long-term house sitting when work keeps them away from home. If you find yourself in any of these situations, a house sitter near you may be the perfect solution. Here’s what you can expect from house-sitting services on Airtasker:

Occupying your home

A professional house sitter ensures that your home remains occupied. Their task is to make it look like you are home. Think of it as someone filling in your place. They will do tasks that you would do daily: switching the lights on and off, taking out the rubbish, and locking the doors. 

Don’t expect them to do deep cleaning. You can always think of hiring someone to do the housekeeping for you. A house sitter may do simple cleaning and maintenance tasks such as dusting and vacuuming. You can expect a house sitter to leave your home in the condition you left it. They can also care for your indoor and outdoor plants if instructed, limited to simple watering and mowing. Getting a professional to tend to your garden may be a better idea for long-term house sitting jobs.

Care for animals

Need to leave your pets at home? A house sitter may be able to watch over them while you’re away. Most house-sitter-homeowner-agreements cover daily care for your pets as well. As the homeowner, you provide them with day-to-day tasks for your pets. You can also include giving them their medication or treatment. Take note that they can’t groom your pet. If you want your furry friend looking their best when you get home, maybe hire a professional groomer before you arrive! You can always relay messages to your homesitters to ensure the best for your pets. 

Repairs, maintenance and miscellaneous services

Aside from occupying your home, a home sitter can be in charge of other services as well. If agreed upon, they could bring in the mail and newspapers daily. A house sitter can also answer phone calls and relay any important messages to you. 

The occasional home repair can come up now and then: a small leak in the kitchen or damages from a strong storm. It is a sitter’s responsibility to get any necessary repairs. These will be reimbursed by you as the homeowner. It is also your decision whether your house sitter will do repairs or hire a professional. 

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Help to set up a decent internet system in the house and garden studio - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 30 November 2023

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I am a full time student and I can’t be at home for an important wifi installation. The engineer is coming in between 8am and 1pm on Tuesday the 10th of October. So I need someone to just be at the flat and let in the engineer between this time. I will pay you for the full time of 8am - 1pm regardless of if the delivery is done earlier. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 10 October 2023

Excellent. On time and professional

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I need someone to check on my apartment which has some guests in right now - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 August 2022

Great service, came to my recuse. Big help will use again.

Wait in the property for maintenance appointment


Earl's Court, Greater London

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We currently have Sky Broadband service through BT phone line (fibre hasn’t reached us yet). We use a series of extenders to gain coverage throughout our property although this is currently prone to failure. We would like to install a permanent, more reliable solution. - Due date: Flexible

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St Luke's, Greater London

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want internet person to connect - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 25th Feb 2022

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St John's Wood, Greater London, NW8

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I need someone to sit and wait in a property tomorrow at 10am for a meter to be fitted. Engineer is coming at 10am Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 25th Jan 2022

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St John's Wood, Greater London, NW8

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I need someone to sit and wait in a property tomorrow at 10am for a meter to be fitted. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 25th Jan 2022