I see a property I want to rent. What's the next step?
If it's available near the time you are coming to town, the next step is to fill out a credit/employment application. There is a $55 dollar processing fee to run this application. Once the application has been processed and approved, we will send you the lease for your review and signature. It's a quick and simple process.
Are there any additional fees aside from the rent?
Two additional fees are charged with all rentals -- a $55 up-front credit application fee (prior to renting a property), and a final move-out cleaning fee, which varies by size of the property and is quoted prior to starting the lease process. If you're bringing a pet (and the property allows pets) there is a pet fee. If your stay is less than 90 days and the property you're renting is located in Washington DC - there is an additional 14.5% hotel tax on top of the rental rate for your stay.
Do you accept pets?
Some properties do. Look for the pet icon on the listing. The ones that allow pets may have a 'size', 'breed' and/or 'number of pets' restriction. Please make us aware of these items before you sign your lease. We're in the process of updating the specific restrictions for each pet-friendly property. PLEASE NOTE: There is a one-time non-refundable pet deposit of $450.00 for all of our properties that allow pets.
What is the minimum length of stay?
Most properties have a 30 day minimum stays. There are a few that have a 3-month minimum and others with a 6 month minimum. If the minimum is greater than 30 days, it will be listed on the home page. We do not rent for less than 30 days.
What does "Tentatively" next to the property available date mean?
It means we may be waiting on a signed lease (after we've rececived a credit application). It can also mean the current guest may extend their stay and we're waiting for their official notice to vacate. Typical notice to vacates are usually provided with 45-days of their departure. Sometimes the applications are not approved and the property will be back on the website as available again. However "tenatively" typically means it is just a few days from being fully rented.
I want to rent a property later in the year that is available now.
Unfortunately, since we rent our properties in chronological order, we can not reserve it for you. We encourage you to email us, or fill out the 'Rental Request' page so we can contact you if a property becomes available that fits your size, location, price and timeframe needs.
I own a property I want to rent through your company, what do I do?
Please call 202-787-1885 and press number extension #4, to discuss the features of renting your property as a furnished corporate rental. You can also inquire via email@example.com. Because we get so much interest from owners about the benefits of corporate housing, we offer a wonderful program called a Listing Consultation Program. We set up an appointment to see your real estate, assess its viability for corporate housing, and offer suggestions for improvements, if needed, to help with marketing/renting. We offer this personalized service at a fee of $295.00. You have no obligation to list the real estate with us, and we have no obligation to take the listing. But if we decide to work together, then 1/2 of the fee is rebated to you the first time we lease the property.
Your site says 'Just bring your luggage and your laptop...' Are there any items I need to bring or buy?
When you arrive to your furnished property,you will find a small welcome kit with a starter set of dishwasher soap, laundry soap and Palmolive. We also make sure a roll of toilet paper is in each bathroom and a roll of papertowels is in the kitchen. Consumable items such as paper products and food will need to be purchased during your stay.
What furnishings are in your furnished rentals?
We provide all of our property owners with a thorough list of what's needed in each property. It's three pages long and addressed everything down to the number of hangers in each bedroom closet (spoiler alert- it's 20). In fact most of our properties have more furnishings than what you would find in other corporate rentals that are staged or have all their furnishings through rental companies. The main question about this could be what's not included in the furnishings.
What payment methods are available to pay the rent?
We accept All Major Credit Cards - please note: we have started adding a 2.8% surcharge on all credit card payments for the rent only. If you want to set up automatic payment through a checking or savings account, ask to pay via ACH (Automatic Clearing House) and there are no fees with this.