Corporate Housing

Rental Laws: Portland, Oregon – Portland Corporate Housing

Whenever you are offering short term housing, or looking for corporate housing, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the most important rental regulations and laws in Portland, Oregon. It is important for landlords who are offering Portland corporate housing to remember that even though they may be offering short term rentals, the same laws will apply. Landlord Disclosure Laws in Oregon When renting out housing in Portland, it is important that the landlord make certain things clear and understandable to their tenants before they move into the property. Let’s look at the most important disclosures...

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Wikipedia Corporate Housing: What do I call it and do I care?

Did you know Corporate Housing has been around longer than Extended Stay Hotels? Did you know there used to be more corporate housing rentals in the United States than there were extended stay hotel rooms? The world is ever changing and changing faster than most of us can keep up with.  5 years ago if you had said “Airbnb“ to anyone they would have had no idea what you were talking about and the idea of a company name that combines “Air Mattress” & “Bed and Breakfast” would have had no connection to you. What the success of Airbnb proves is that as...

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Corporate Tenants: Who is sleeping on the sofa and where is Fido?

Yes, we love our pets and yes, corporate housing tenants frequently can’t live without their animals. Sorry just a fact of life.  In today’s world we all want to live, shop, travel, drive and even dine with our pets and corporate housing tenants are no different. If fact one of the ways CHBO property owners get their properties rented more often is by accepting pets! 69% of CHBO properties accept pet to get the properties rented! Warning:  Parrots! Yes I once had a parrot eat the blinds in one of my corporate rental units. So always get ARDI (Accidental Rental Damage...

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Property Rental Scams: Red Flags when Screening a Corporate Housing Tenant

Nothing will cause you to lose money with your rental property than having a bad tenant or a professional scammer in the property. I’ve been in the property management field long enough to know red flags and rental scams when I see them. You know, the tenant calls you and your gut just tells you something just doesn’t feel right. In my experience, here are some red flags every corporate housing landlord should be on the look out for: A tenant who doesn’t want to complete the rental application. Every tenant should complete the rental application with a few...

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Corporate Housing Dictionary.. Its not Webster’s

Since we have been doing Corporate Housing for more than 20 years we take for granted that we all speak the same language 🙂 When we created CHBO Complete our goal was to create a tool to get renters and property owners on the same page as quickly as possible. But every time I hire a new employee here at our Corporate Housing Management Company I am reminded how many terms we use that can be new to others. Here at CHBO we work hard to make both our property owners and tenants the most educated and successful Corporate...

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Homeowners: Insurance Adjusters and Corporate Housing

Corporate Housing is the solution smart insurance adjusters offer you when water and other damage forces you out of your home. Welcome to summer – tis the season for water damage! Maybe it is just me, but there seems to be more that our fair share of too much water. One of my neighbors was just washing a pair of baseball pants, turned the sink water on and forgot about it for a few hours. After a month of cleaning and drying the entire family, dog and cat all need to move out for at least 2 weeks while...

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Corporate Housing Reports and Data

ERC – Employee Relocation Council recently had a webinar on “Furnished Housing: The Mysteries and the Facts”  and as a followup the attendees were interested in more Corporate Housing Data here are few resources: CHBO Annual Report – $19.95 on Amazon. The Highland Group: Corporate Housing Annual Report – $495.00 Highland Group. The Corporate Housing Handbook – $26.96 on Amazon. Idiot’s Guide: Making Money with Rental Properties – $14.80 on Amazon. Corporate housing always has played a defined role in most corporate relocations. Smith reveals some of the misconceptions about this destination service. By Kimberly Smith With the trend...

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Corporate Rentals and Energy Rules, Tips and Ideas

Did you know some cities have Energy Disclosure Requirements? In the same way corporate rentals have these requirements too. For example in New York City Local Law 84 requires all buildings that are > 10,000 square feet must report energy consumption for all units in the building and an energy audit is required every 10 years on buildings > 50,000 square feet. To avoid fines and learn more check on with your local and state government websites. Additional ordinances are also listed at: nwpsc.com/locallaw/ where they have information from Austin, Boston, Chicago, NYC, Seattle and DC. Also take a look at IMT:...

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Top Corporate Housing Rental Questions to Ask

All Corporate Housing Rentals or Corporate Housing Companies are NOT created equal When you are a renter you need to know not all corporate housing rental or corporate housing companies are the same, it is of the utmost importance to ask as many questions as you can think of each and every time. The experienced and quality property owners and managers will be able to address all your questions and concerns with ease. Rates: What does the monthly rate include? Are there discounts for longer leases? Are there additional fees? Location: Is there a local office or on-site contact should I require...

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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...