Pet friendly Apartments

A Pet-Friendly Furnished Apartment Living Guide

Did you know that the pet supplies industry is in the billions of dollars every year? In fact, many pet owners say they are likely to shop for presents for pets when they are away in addition to picking up gifts for human family members. That is why there are now so many pet friendly apartments for travelers to rent. Of course, housing statistics also prove that millenials are now buying homes more and more because they want to be able to live with pets and have room for pets to roam. That too means that any pet friendly...

We’re Bringing Bailey!” Pet-Friendly Apartments (And Getting There Safely)

Traveling for work is a reality for many of us. Being away from family can be difficult, especially if it’s months at a time. It’s even worse when you have a pet. Trying to find quality, affordable care can be a chore, and boarding your pet can be stressful for the whole family. That’s why some choose to bring along their furry family member for corporate travel. But many hotels won’t allow non-service animals. Luckily, furnished housing for pets or pet-friendly apartments are easier to find these days thanks to the rise of furnished corporate rental listings by private...

Should You Allow Pets in Your Rental Property?

Did you know that 43% of CHBO property owners allow pets in their rental properties?  We are constantly asked whether a corporate rental should allow pets. On one had, your property is furnished, so there are things that can easily be damaged by a pet. On the other hand, you want to maximize the number of renters you attract, after all, this is an investment and you don’t want to alienate potential good tenants.   Did you know that 43% of property owners accept some kind of pet in their properties, according to the CHBO Annual Report? While pets can...

How to Screen Tenants Effectively

Screening tenants is a must!   Will you get paid? Will they take care of your property? Are they real? Initial Tenant Screen: An initial phone conversation with a prospective tenant can help you answer these questions: Why are you traveling? When do you need the property? Do you have any special needs? Have you stayed in a furnished rental before? Who will be staying in the property and are any guests minors? Are you anticipating any visitors? Are you bringing any pets? Be on the look out for any potential red flags and ask for clarification when necessary....

Annual Report: Pets

Pets Pet Trends and Pet Fees. Many renters continue to travel with pets. 43% of survey respondents say they accept pets (down from 48% in 2012). Of those who accept pets, 67% say they take pets because it gets their properties rented. The most common rental period for renters with pets is one to three months. In 2013, the average, non-refundable, one-time pet fee that property owners charged was $204 (down from $253 in 2012). The average pet refundable deposit was $343 – consistent with 2012 results. Digital Report: Click Here. Printed Report: Click Here. Historical Reports: Visit your MyCHBO Dashboard. ...

Part II of II: The Pet Dilemma. How-to Ensure Good Pet Practices

As discussed in Part I of The Pet Dilemma series, allowing pets in your corporate rental enables you to attract a greater number of potential renters. But if you allow pets, here are a few things to ask and a few rules to set to ensure good pet practices: What kind of animal is it? Most animals are fine, but you may want to avoid allowing tenants with pitbulls or other animals that could be considered dangerous to the families living around you. A dangerous animal might require you to change your homeowners insurance and you don’t want to...

How to Make Sure Your Pet Policy Was Obeyed

We’ve written a lot in the past about allowing pets in your corporate rental and why you should, but not every property is “fit” to accommodate Fido. Some communities don’t allow pets at all, while other owners may not want pets in their units due to allergies or other reasons. If you do not allow critters on the property, make a clear statement to your tenant that they are, under no circumstance, allowed to bring pets into your property. Not theirs, not others. Include this “no pet clause” in your lease agreement as well. During checkout inspection, if you...

How to Create a Pet-Friendly Furnished Rental

If you’re catering to the many business travelers who take along their beloved pet these days, here are a few tips to pet-proof your home and to show you welcome animals too! 1) Purchase a dog bed for each floor of your house. It’s a small investment to make but may save you big time in the end. Pets need an inviting and soft place to lounge – by giving them their own beds you are deterring them from spending time on your couches or beds. 2) Use a semi-gloss paint on the walls because it is easy to...

Taking Pets on Business Trips – Why Your Corporate Rental Should be Pet-Friendly

Americans love their pets and if possible, many are taking their pets along when going on lengthy business trips. I can only imagine how difficult it would be for a single professional to be put on assignment in another city and leave behind their beloved companion in a kennel or with a burdened friend. Many corporate homeowners have shied away from accommodating pets because of worries of damage to the property, but airlines and hotels have made it easier than ever to take Lassie along for the ride and no longer see pets to be as “damaging” as once...

Make Room for Fido: How to Pet-Proof a Rental Property

Is your rental pet-proofed? Pet proofing a rental means that your unit is prepared to receive tenants with pets. Let’s face it, pets are the new surrogate kids nowadays. Housing seekers traveling with pets use gentle persuasion with terms like: “well-mannered, house-trained, small/medium-sized, quiet, mindful and clean” to describe their pets. The pros in considering a tenant with a pet is a renter’s willingness to pay more and the ability to attract more renters. The con is the possible wear-and-tear of the property. Therefore, it makes sense to pet-proof a rental so that it can attract more renters. Here...