Tenants rights

Important Things You Should Know About Tenant Rights

As many people who own furnished housing rentals understand, the relationship between themselves and renters can be tricky if things go wrong. That is why anyone with luxury furnished apartments (as well as those renting them) are advised to understand their rights as renter or landlord. There are some basic rules that apply to furnished housing rentals and all other rentals. As an example, federal laws protect anyone from civil rights violations where housing is concerned. What that means is simple: You cannot refuse to rent luxury furnished apartments to interested parties based on their race, nationality, gender, religion,...

Corporate Housing

Ripped from the Headlines! What To Do with Unruly Tenants

This weekend’s Denver Post reported that a Boulder, Colorado couple was discriminated against by their landlord. The couple was gardening in thong undies and the neighbors were complaining to police of indecent exposure. But the police couldn’t do anything because the couple’s private parts were covered and they were within their legal rights. After police wouldn’t do anything, the community complained to the landlord, who then threatened to evict the couple if they didn’t put on more clothes. The landlord says this is a community issue and it has every right to evict the couple. So this begs the question,...

Corporate Housing

Supreme Court and Rental Apartment Searches

Did you know that in October the Supreme Court heard a case that could effect you as a landlord and your tenants? The question is whether the police should be allowed to search a rental apartment if one resident says “no” but the roommate later says “yes”. What do you think? The Court has yet to make a decision. What are your rights and the rights of your roommate? Always think twice before you enter into a roommate situation. Make sure your lease has a Roommate Clause. There should be no question what you define as a guest in your...

Corporate Housing

Top Corporate Housing Lease Documents: Tenant Communication – Part 3

I was recently reviewing the visitor stats for the CHBO blog and what I learned is that more than anything you wanted to know about corporate housing lease document so I thought it would be helpful to summarize the top corporate leasing documents you NEED to KNOW about. I have broken the information down into 3 sections: Corporate Leasing Documents, Property Forms & Tenant Communication. Tenant Communication Forms Acceptance Letter The acceptance letter is to notify an applicant of approved rental. Inform a new tenant of information such as address, rent amount, and important local services and providers. Departure Confirmation This is the written...

Corporate Housing

Discussion Time: Can Corporate Landlords say NO to guns?

CHBO’s goal when we started this blog a number of years ago was to make the blog as educational as possible – our goal was not to state our opinion but rather to give information to you that would allow you the necessary knowledge to be as successful as possible with your property rentals and if you are new to the blog don’t just read this post but look back at the archives and read more. More Free CHBO Tools: Corporate Housing Handbook, “by Owner” Annual Report. This was posted on All Property Managent this week… Can Corporate Landlords Limit...