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31
Oct

Departure Process: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant

Before you depart the unit, you should fill out the departure side of the “unit condition form” or if one wasn’t provided, add to the list you created at the beginning of your stay. To be the most thorough, you should schedule a walk-through with your landlord and/or leasing agent to review the “unit condition report” with you and have them and you sign off on the written form/list and date it. This way, when it comes to getting your security deposit back, you will already be prepared about what to expect.

Avoid a battle over your security deposit by scheduling a walk-through with your landlord prior to departing. This will give both of you more peace of mind.

  • Research the amount of days your landlord/community has to refund your full or remaining security deposit. This varies by state. In CA for example, the landlord only has a 21 day window to get these refunded. Most other states are 30 days unless otherwise specified.
  • If any damages were deducted from the security deposit, the landlord/community/leasing agent must send over a detailed statement showing what was deducted from the security deposit. If you have all of your ducks in a row including before and after photos with a time date stamp and your copy of the unit’s condition upon arrival and departure, you should be able to fight any damages that have been taken out if you didn’t do them.
  • The landlord/agents are entitled to do their own inspection report once you have moved out of the unit. During this inspection, damages that might not have been identified on the unit condition form may be found once the unit is free of the tenant’s possessions. If applicable, these items will be deducted from the security deposit.
  • If a cleaning fee wasn’t charged up front, then cleaning charges may be deducted from the security deposit. If there are any damages to the carpets, the tenant can be charged for the useful life of the carpet or the remaining life. For example, the carpet is 8 years old but it was expected to last for 10 years. The initial cost of the carpet was $1,000. The tenant cannot be charged the full amount but they can be charged for $200 which would add up to be the remaining 2 years left on the carpet.

Taking photos and recording details of any damages in the unit no matter how small prior to moving in and out can be huge when it comes down to getting your full security deposit back once you move out.

Record any and all damages right when you move in and prior to your departure so you can get all or most of your security deposit back.

Be sure you submit any correspondence between you and the landlord/leasing agent in writing. As always, before signing any contract, be sure to do all your research ahead of time so you know what you are getting yourself into.

We hope this series of posts was helpful for all current and future renters. 🙂

24
Oct

Maintenance Issues: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant

Last week, we covered rental agreements and security deposits. This week, we will be discussing a unit maintenance that may arise while you are leasing a property. As a renter, you must take responsibility for any unit damages that were the fault of yourself, anyone staying in the property, your guests, family members, and/or pets. If you company is the lease holder, you will still be fiscally responsible for any damages you may cause during your stay.

A toilet repair is a perfect example of either the tenant or the landlord being responsible – if the damages were found to be caused by the tenant, then additional charges may be assessed. Otherwise, it would be the landlord’s responsibility.

  • The lease agreement that you or your company signs will outline in detail what the landlord’s responsibility would be in terms of any maintenance issues. If any damage can be deemed a defect in the unit not caused by tenant negligence or fault, then the landlord would be required to fix these issues. Some of the items that might be the landlord’s responsibility might include: Faulty wiring; Structural damage; leaking plumbing; mold; rust, etc.
  • If ever there are any issues that the tenant feels are the landlord’s responsibility, the landlord needs to be notified immediately.
  • The landlord also needs to be notified ASAP if there are any major maintenance issues such as a burst pipe; broken furnace/heater; backed up sewage, etc.
  • It is best to submit any requests to the landlord by phone and in writing.

Landlord’s or Tenant’s Responsibility? Be sure you understand what the landlord is responsible for and what you would be responsible for in regards to any unit maintenance.

Again, be sure you know the real-estate laws regarding any maintenance issues in the state you are residing in and be sure that you go over this section in the lease in detail with your landlord.

Stick around for our final post next week regarding a renter’s rights and responsibilities regarding the departure process.

22
Oct

How’d You Like to Stay in an Exclusive Fully Furnished Dallas, TX Property? Here are Some Available Options.

If you are going to be traveling to Dallas, Texas in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 1BD/1BA Fully Furnished North Dallas Williamsburg Condo

    1BD/1BA North Dallas Williamsburg Condo. Our unique 176 unit gated community offers a one of a kind Dallas lifestyle where you can own or lease. Walk to Churchill Park out our back gates, shop moments away at North Park Mall, Preston Forest, Valley View Mall and the Galleria or relax by our award winning swimming pools and hot tubs. We are also walking distance to the Hillcrest Green I, II and III office complexes as well as the Brinker International Corporate headquarters. We are also centrally located to some of Dallas’ great private schools and within walking distance to several churches and synagogues. To view more photos, maps, and information about this lovely condo, please click here.

  • 1BD/1BA Fully Furnished East Dallas Vintage Apartment on a tree-lined property

    1BD/1BA Fully Furnished East Dallas Vintage Apartment on a tree-lined property and street. Each unit has been updated with modern furnishings including an HDTV 32″ Flatscreen, WiFi, a TV in bedroom, a DVD player, and a queen bed. Covered parking is available for an additional fee. There is a washer/dryer facility for building. All parking is located behind a security gate. This complex is perfect for medical staff needing to be close to Medical City, Baylor, Texas Presbyterian, Children’s Medical, and UT Southwestern, or professionals commuting to downtown. This property is located in the Dallas Independent School District. To view more photos, maps, and information, please click here.

  • 2BD/2BA Downtown Dallas Fully Furnished Condo

    2BD/2BA Downtown Dallas Fully Furnished Condo. This is a great unit, minutes from downtown Dallas.
    Warm and spacious, just like home. To view more photos, maps, and information about this gorgeous rental, please click here.

To view all the fully furnished apartments, condos, lofts, and town homes that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer, please visit us at http://Dallas.AvenueWest.com or give us a call directly at 214-754-7171.

We look forward to servicing your fully furnished rental needs; unfurnished rental needs; and all real-estate sales and services. We love our customers and appreciate referrals! 🙂

13
Jul

Downtown Boulder, CO – Executive 1500 Sq Ft Top Floor Loft – Available NOW Reserve Today!

If you are going to be traveling to Boulder, CO, we have the PERFECT fully furnished corporate rental just for you!

All of our properties include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price. Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

This fully furnished executive loft located in the heart of downtown Boulder, CO within walking distance to Pearl Street Mall includes all of the above plus so much more! Property features include:

  • 7 Flat Screen TVs;
  • A Fabulous Modern Kitchen;
  • Office Area;
  • King Size Bed;
  • Private Patio Area
  • Customized Controlled Window Treatments
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Secured Entry
  • Washer/Dryer in Unit
  • Secured and Covered Parking
  • Granite Counter-tops
  • Stainless Steel Appliances

To view this property online, please click here – you will be able to view more photos, maps, and information about this property. You can also submit a reservation request directly from the website

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To reserve this unit today, please give us a call directly at 303-825-0000 and our leasing agent will be able to assist you through the process.

To view all of the amazing properties that AvenueWest Denver has to offer, please visit us at http://Denver.AvenueWest.com

We look forward to servicing all of your fully furnished rental needs, unfurnished rental needs, and real-estate sales now and in the future! We are a licensed Real-Estate Brokerage and can assist you through the entire process.

12
Jul

Fully Furnished Executive Corporate Rentals in Dallas, TX – AVAILABLE NOW

If you are going to be traveling to Dallas in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 2 Bedroom/1.5 Bathroom Uptown/Oak Lawn/Mansion Park Neighborhood Town Home. Beautiful condominium in Oak Lawn’s prestigious Mansion Park neighborhood. The home has just been remodeled and updated. All new kitchen with new appliances and granite counter tops. French doors lead to a serene patio to enjoy ready, eating and relaxing. The brick floors on the first level add a warm feeling to enjoy the 42″ HDTV flat screen and all new furnishings in the living room. A full eat in dining room looks out through the french doors onto the patio. Two newly furnished bedrooms upstairs are done nicely and comfortably . The condo is nearby Downtown, The Hospital Complexes, Uptown, SMU, shopping, Arts District and great entertainment and restaurants. This one is sure to please. To view more information, photos, and maps about this gorgeous home, please click here.
  •  along a tree-lined property and street. This unit has been updated with modern furnishings: an HDTV 32″ Flatscreen, WiFi, DVD player, and queen bed. Covered parking  is available upon request and there is washer/dryer facility for the entire building. Uncovered parking is located behind a security gate. This complex is perfect for medical staff needing to be close to Medical City, Baylor, Texas Presbyterian, Children’s Medical, and UT Southwestern, or professionals commuting to downtown. This complex is located in the Dallas Independent School District. To view more information, photos, and maps about this cozy studio, please click here.

To view all of the fully furnished properties that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer, please visit us at http://Dallas.AvenueWest.com or give us a call directly at 214-754-7171.

We look forward to servicing all of your fully furnished and unfurnished rental needs now and in the future!

11
Jul

Get Informed About Travel Insurance – Myths Debunked

Many believe that travel insurance is unnecessary and costs too much to be used regularly. The following tips and facts about travel insurance from InsuranceHotline.com might make you reconsider purchasing travel insurance for your business trips and/or vacations this summer.

  1. Myth – travel insurance is only needed while traveling outside of the country. Traveling within your country does provide less of a risk of financial trouble but risk is still present. If you have to cancel your trip or have a medical emergency while traveling, your travel insurance policy can cover you for these costs incurred.
  2. Myth – airlines cover costs for cancelled flights. Whenever a flight is cancelled because of weather or other natural causes, the airlines do not help pay for your hotel stay, food, or re-booked flights the majority of the time and these costs would all be up to you, the traveler. If you purchased travel insurance; however, you would be one happy camper as it will cover these costs for you.
  3. Myth – short trips don’t need travel insurance. It is common thought that risks are decreased depending on the length of time and this frankly isn’t true. Accidents happen all the time and no one sees them coming so be prepared even when only traveling for short periods of time.
  4. Myth – if an emergency comes up bookings will be refunded. Airlines, hotels, and attractions have specific cancellation policies and unfortunately are not that understanding. The majority of pre-paid tickets are non-refundable and many hotels still require payment for at least one night. Travel insurance would get your money back from all of your pre-booked accommodations, flights, attractions, etc.
  5. Myth – insurance is too expensive, especially with multiple people and vacations. Travel Insurance is actually pretty affordable these days. Some companies even offer policies that are good for an entire year and multiple trips and family policies which covers everyone listed on the plan.

To review different insurance companies offering travel insurance, visit InsuranceHotline.com which acts as a free online insurance rate comparison service with more than 30 insurance companies. All quotes are based off of the lowest rates available on the network. This site is designed to give consumers a truly unbiased quote.

7
Jul

San Francisco, CA Turn-Key Fully Furnished Short-Term-Long-Term Rentals – Come Stay With Us

If you are going to be traveling to San Francisco in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom High Rise Condo in North Beach/Financial District. This property features both city and bay bridge views and is located in the shadow of Coit Tower, right at Telegraph Hill and 2 blocks from the Bay. The Financial District is 10 easy blocks away. The property also offers a security entrance, Conference room, Fitness center, Sauna, and Hot tub. There are complimentary laundry facilities located right on the property. Covered garage parking included in price per month. Gym in Building and beautiful views of the city from the condo Conveniently located on the “crookedest street in the world; Lombard Street. To view more information, photos, and maps about this property, please click here.
  • 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Airy, Eichler Condo nestled between Japantown and downtown SF. This lovely condo incorporates the architect’s vision of designing spacious rooms embodying suburban comfort while bringing the outdoors in. Each room features a sliding glass door with outdoor deck space to take the outside world into one’s home. The condo faces South and has views of San Francisco’s City Hall. While exhibiting clean, modern lines the interior decor playfully blends eclectic, vintage furnishings. The kitchen is host to a built-in washer-dryer and a wine cooler. Located in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood, this building features a 24-hour concierge desk, outdoor tennis courts and gated open spaces for hosting friends, bbqs and children. To view more information, photos, and maps about this property, please click here.

To view all of the uniquely amazing fully furnished properties that AvenueWest San Francisco has to offer visit us at http://SanFrancisco.AvenueWest.com or give us a call 415-362-9600.

6
Jul

Business Travel Packing Tips from an Experienced Back-Packer

While reading an article posted on cbsnews.com by Laura Vanderkam about packing for a business trip like packing for a backpacking voyage provided much insight from a new perspective:

  1. If everyone were to pack for a business trip as if they were going to be strapping everything to their back and hiking 40 miles, then most people would not pack as much as they usually do currently.

Laura suggests that everyone use the smallest carry on possible so that it can be easily stowed underneath the seat in front of you. You should not need to rely on the overhead bins. Most airlines are now charging each passenger for checking bags. Most people have now started carrying on in lieu of this new trend. Overhead bins are getting filled much quicker and you might end up having to check your bag anyway (though it will now be free). To avoid all the hassles think the smaller the better.

  1. Most business travel is not to the wild but to a major metropolitan city where access to modern day stores will be available if need be.

Laura suggests that you wear your bulkiest clothes on the plane and bring only one pair of shoes (which you should also wear on the plane). Keep it simple. Don’t bring a lot of un-necessary things. If you forget something, you can pick it up when you arrive to your destination.

The message to take away from what Laura has found is clear: only bring what is absolutely necessary and make your business trip a snap with less worries and hassle.

It’s a definite no brainer.

6
Jul

Dallas TX Corporate Fully Furnished Rentals Available NOW – Reserve Yours Today

If you are going to be traveling to Dallas in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • Fully Furnished 1 bedroom/1 bathroom unit in The Historic District of Dallas. Tree-lined property and street. This unit has been updated with modern furnishings; an HDTV 32″ Flatscreen, WiFi; TV in bedroom; DVD player; and queen bed. There is covered parking available and there is a washer/dryer facility for building. Uncovered parking provided behind security gate. This complex is perfect for medical staff needing to be close to Medical City, Baylor, Texas Presbyterian, Children’s Medical, and UT Southwestern, or professionals commuting to downtown. To view more information, photos, and maps about this quaint, affordable fully furnished apartment, please click here.
  • Fully furnished 1 bedroom/1 bathroom Oak Lawn unit. Located in a beautiful older neighborhood with a fantastic mix of gorgeous historic and modern homes! Two blocks from Highland Park with easy access to all major highways mean this area has a great selection of restaurants, shops, and grocery (walk to Whole Foods!). Very convenient to all major hospitals and entertainment venues! Fully furnished, step right off the plane into your home away from home! All bills paid including high speed wireless internet as well as expanded HD cable and HBO! To view more information, photos, and maps about this property, please click here.

To view all of the amazing fully furnished rentals that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer please visit us at http://Dallas.AvenueWest.com or give us a call at 214-754-7171.

We look forward to servicing your fully furnished and/or unfurnished housing needs now and in the future!

5
Jul

Colorado Springs Fully Furnished Corporate Housing – Call us to Book Your Rental Today

If you are going to be traveling to Colorado Springs in the near future, try staying in a fully furnished corporate rental. All properties listed below include all furnishings, linens, towels, bedding, housewares, parking, capped utilities, expanded basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and domestic long distance all for one great price.

Stay in a home away from home while traveling for business or leisure, relocating, insurance claims, etc. The possibilities are endless for fully furnished rentals and much more comfortable for long term stays than hotels!

  • 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom North Colorado Springs Town Home with an attached 1-car garage; 2 master bedroom suites with private bathrooms; a private deck area; and a washer and dryer in house. To view more information, maps, and photos about this home, please click here.
  • 1 Bedroom/2 Bathroom High Rise Condo in the heart of Downtown. This property features views for miles on the 9th floor of this Loft apartment building. Home features LARGE master bedroom with walk out balcony that spans the length of the apartment. Granite counters in fully equip kitchen. Enjoy the large flat panel TV w/ surround sound from your living room. Home has two full baths and plenty of storage. Bonus to include secure and gated building with state of the art work out facility. To view more information, maps, and photos about this condo, please click here.

To view all the wonderful array of properties that AvenueWest Colorado Springs has to offer, please visit us at http://ColoradoSprings.AvenueWest.com or give us a call 719-442-4337.

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