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,...

CHBO Case Study: How Corporate Housing Helped One Woman Find Temporary Housing

They say that the ups and downs of life have a funny way of working out. That’s exactlywhat happened for Denver photographer, Lisa Turner. After 20 years, Lisa reconnected via Facebook with a high school flame. The couple maintained a long-distance relationship (he in New York, she in Colorado) for more than a year before getting married and buying a home together in Denver. However, as most of us know, the best-laid plans don’t always go as planned… and trying to coordinate a lot of moving parts can sometimes go awry. To qualify for a home loan, the couple needed...

How to Capture Holiday Cheer When Staying in a Corporate Rental

You might be spending the December holidays in a corporate rental this year – but don’t fret – the good news is that you’re in a corporate rental, not a cramped hotel. A corporate rental gives you the flexibility to channel your own holiday cheer with few limitations. Here are some tips to surviving the December holidays during your temporary stay in a corporate rental: Decorate:  Just because you’re staying in a furnished rental property doesn’t mean you can’t bring along some of your own decorations. Put up that Christmas tree, hang those stockings, light that menorah, and decorate your...

What To Do If Your Landlord Refuses to Make Repairs

It can be frustrating to live in a furnished rental property that is not properly attended to and maintained by the landlord. Last week we talked about both the landlord’s and renter’s responsibilities when it came to maintenance, repairs and damage to a rental property. This week, let’s talk about what you can do if you’ve notified your landlord of a required repair and they haven’t taken action or responded… Provide Written Notice: While you may have called or emailed your homeowner to request repairs, the best course of action is to provide written notice via snail mail, preferably via certified letter they have to...

Are Tenants Responsible for a Corporate Rental’s Maintenance?

As a tenant in a rental property, you may think you’re off the hook when it comes to taking care of or maintaining your rental property, after all, you don’t own it.  Chances are, however, you are dead wrong! While a rental property’s owner is responsible for most maintenance issues, you have a responsibility, as a tenant, too. Let’s talk about what the property owner and the property tenant are each responsible for: Property Owner’s Responsibilities The property owner is responsible for the property’s plumping, structural integrity, wiring, lighting, smoke detectors and ventilation. Further, a corporate housing landlord is...

Avoid Using Misleading Words in Corporate Housing Rental Listings

Obviously when a landlord puts together a listing for his rental property, he wants it to sound wonderful and oh-so-appealing. While landlords should be careful not to mislead, renters should also be prepared to understand this arsenal of popular misleading terms so they can investigate further into each term’s true meaning: Unique – this might include a property that is too “unique” for the mainstream renter. Landlords should avoid using this word and rather explain what is exactly unique about the property within the listing. Pet-friendly – this word might mean to a potential renter that the house stinks....