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Guide to Short-term Apartment Rentals

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Today’s economic climate has forced more people than usual to be very mobile to find a suitable job. Many companies have also changed their working patterns meaning that their employees have to move to another site to cover any job shortages. Tenants need to find somewhere quickly with everything included for them to move in so they can start work straight away. Signing a month-to-month, three month, or six month lease gives renters the opportunity to visit a location for whatever reason they need without worrying about making a commitment which exceeds their personal goals. In many cases, units are available fully furnished, and this simplifies the live itself. Rather than devoting an entire weekend to the tedious act of hauling furniture and a host of other items across town or across the country, lessees may manage to move in with as little as a couple of suitcases and without the headache they may otherwise be nursing.

Many specialist letting agencies specialize in short-term lets allowing tenants who need somewhere fast and with everything included. This type of apartment is normally furnished to an excellent standard so you only need to take a suitcase with your clothes.

When you have to move to a new area or city, do lots of research on the Internet to find the best area for you. It could be a city center let will suit you better, as this may be close to the workplace and amenities, or slightly further away but with good transport links. Whichever you decide, make sure you look at all the costs to make sure you stay within budget.

After you have decided on a specific area, start looking at the agencies online and narrow any searches to only include the area you want. View the apartments and when you find the one you want, find out what the costs are. Shorter lets tend to have less restrictions than longer term tenancies. If you are planning to stay for a slightly longer period, see if you can negotiate a lower rental as the landlord will have a guaranteed rental.

A growing area of this rental sector is company lets. These generally operate in the same way as private lets, but the company is letting the apartment for its employees. There is a lot of competition between agencies and large companies making sure that the company will always get the best deals. Company lets are a lot more attractive to employees, as they have a lot more freedom than staying in an equivalent hotel.

Many specialist agencies work closely with large companies needing shorter lets and nurture a good working relationship. This is a great help to a large company, as they can concentrate on their business and leave the property side of things to the agency.

Leisure travelers can often find short-term lets useful, as the apartment will be fully furnished, with well fitted kitchens which saves money by not having to eat out every night. Normally all extra charges will be included in the rental price, just leaving the leisure traveler to pay one fee.

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