How it works

It's easy to use film locations.

Whether you’re a host or a producer we have made the process simple.


Once you’ve completed your listing, producers and creators will be able to hire your property for filming.

Sign up to our portal

Create an account and add your details

List your property

Add a description and some images

Monitor the dashboard

Communicate directly to the producers

Frequently asked questions

You will receive a notification via email to log into your portal to respond. The message from the potential booker will show dates, timings and other details such as the production’s Public Liability Insurance – which is a requirement for all productions using Film Locations.

Once you have agreed a fee and all details for the shoot, the booker can proceed with making a booking request. You can then accept or decline the booking. Accepting will invite the booker to pay the agreed fee directly into your account.

Once the client has paid you will be notified and the funds usually transfer into your dedicated bank account within 5-10 days.

When you have agreed with the client the price and details of the shoot the production can request to book your location. Check all the details are correct and confirm.

The booker will then check the details and pay by credit card into your dedicated bank account, this usually take 5-10 working days to reach your account from the day of payment. Please note there is an administrative fee that helps us run the platform.

We receive e-mails from our members all the time asking how much they should charge for the hire of their property or vehicle…well, how long is a piece of string?

It’s hard to give a definitive answer to this question as each listing is different, as is each shoot. However, we’ve done our best to put some guidelines in place for you.


As a rule, the rate should depend on the type of property, type of shoot and the size of the crew. These factors will affect the impact the shoot has on you and your property. Usually, the greater the impact, the greater the fee.

Type of property:

In the same way that hiring a huge, country mansion for a holiday would cost more than hiring a bedsit. Grander, more expensive properties can command a higher price point than smaller or less unique spaces. That’s not to say there isn’t desirability for all types of location but it’s important to be realistic with your pricing.

Type of shoot:

Editorial stills shoot: These photoshoots usually feature in magazines and newspapers alongside articles or as a stand alone feature. We suggest a charge of between £250-£750 for the day. A shoot day typically runs from 9am-6pm and an average crew would include about fifteen people.

Advertising stills shoot:

The purpose of these stills shoots is to sell a product. For example, an M&S campaign could feature in magazines, on billboards, flyers, posters… you get the picture (no pun intended). We advise that you charge anywhere from £500-£1250 for the day. Again, the day will usually run from 9am-6pm and involve a crew of about fifteen.


‘Filming’ is such a broad subject, but as a general rule of thumb, the price should reflect the size of the crew and type of production. Filmmakers will usually work twelve hour days and rates vary between £250-£3000 per day … we know it’s broad, let’s try to narrow it down a bit:

  • Corporate/ in house projects. This type of shoot is likely to have the least impact on you and your home so will be at the cheaper end of the scale. It encompasses any filming to be used within small circles such as a training video to be used internally within a company.
  • TV shoots range from small impact documentaries such as an interview for Panorama or large scale, large budget programmes such as The Apprentice. You’ll know what sort of programme the shoot is for and charge accordingly.
  • Commercials are usually high impact, high budget shoots which include lots of people, as such you can charge more for this sort of shoot.
  • Similar to commercials, movies will be high impact due to the long filming hours and large numbers of people – think James Bond.

This is the most commonly asked question. The simple answer is ‘yes!’. You only need to turn on the TV or flick through a magazine to see the vast array of properties being used as photo shoot locations. Film location scouts are always after fresh new places for filming – from empty warehouses to country mansions to council flats…you never know, your property could be exactly what they are looking for next.

There are no rules about how much or how little you can advertise on Film Locations. You can add your entire property or a single room, just remember to specify in your listing how much of your property is available.

Film Locations is a direct location booking platform. It also offers property owners the opportunity to register their location to hire out for shoots to our vast network of trusted industry professionals.

If you do not own the property, we advise that you check with the registered owner or landlord before listing the property with Film Locations.

It could be any kind of TV/film or photo shoot. From a small student project to a fashion photoshoot to a Hollywood blockbuster. The sky’s the limit! Enquiries are made everyday for a wide variety of shoots.

Rather than rely on an agent, creators can search on Film Locations to find exactly what they’re looking for and have direct contact with owners, agreeing the dates and negotiating rates for the shoot. Payments are made through our platform securely and directly to the location owner – no booking or agency fees. No invoicing!