Short Let Short-let rentals are the perfect answer for those who wish to have a quality apartment but with a greater degree of flexibility than a long-term rental. A short–let tenancy is any period less than 6 months. This can be anything from one week right up to five and a half months. Traditionally this arrangement has always suited holiday makers but increasingly more people are realizing the benefits of a full size apartment with your own space and choice of location. Companies are also wanting to house their staff within a short distance to work are among many who opt for the short-let rental over a hotel or a long-term rental.