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Blu Corporate Housing are short-term housing experts with a national reach. We can find quality accommodation in over 500 cities in 50 states and are growing every day.
Short-term housing is ideal for the traveling worker, someone relocating, a long vacation or for somewhere to stay while your accommodation is being arranged or made available. Whatever the reasons for your need for short-term housing, Blu makes it easy.
There are a number of considerations you need to take into account when looking for short-term housing. We’re going to cover some of them here.
We all have different needs in our accommodation, so it’s important that your choice of short-term housing matches your expectations. To be truly happy in your temporary home, you’re going to want it to be as comfortable as possible.
When selecting short-term housing, it’s important to check what is permitted, included and excluded from the lease. For example, are you allowed to bring children or pets? Not all short-term housing will permit either of those. Most places will accept children, but there are plenty of developments that don’t.
The same goes for pets. Your goldfish should be fine, but your Alaskan Malamute might not be so welcome. If you want to take family or pets to your new home, make sure they are allowed, otherwise you’re not going to be off to a good start.
Parking is a very contentious issue. The car is at the core of how we live and how we travel. Many downtown areas won’t have parking, or will charge for parking. If you’re taking your car, ensure the short-term housing includes parking, or that it’s covered in the rent.
Insurances can sometimes be covered in the rent and other times not. It’s essential when shopping for your short-term housing that you check whether you need any specific insurance and whether basic insurance is covered in the rent.
At the very least, any short-term housing should include cover for flood, fire and damage to protect it, you and your possessions. You can then elect to add to that if you wish to.
Some short-term housing will include utilities in the rent, others won’t. The amenities should be clearly described in the literature and the rental agreement, but you need to make sure you’re getting what you’re expected to pay for before signing.
Find out who is responsible for paying utility bills early on and ensure those provided match what you’re expecting. It’s vital to find out in advance who pays for what.
The same can be said for services. If your short-term housing comes with a maid, laundry, or grocery deliveries, ensure you know in advance how this is paid for. Is it included in the rent or will there be an extra monthly fee?
Preparation is key in any transaction and securing short-term housing is no different. The more thorough the due diligence the easier your time will be. By doing a little homework and some thorough checking you can prevent any unwanted surprises or disappointments.