It’s not always possible to handle business matters over the course of a weekend visit, or, for that matter, on a week-long trip to a branch office. Frequently, project managers and other executives have to be away from home for weeks at a time, and often such a trip can even extend over months. Few people are thrilled with the possibility of spending that much time in a hotel. So, what’s the solution?
Corporate housing is available on a short-term basis, usually for stays that are expected to last more than a month. For people traveling alone, or with small families, an apartment is often the best option, and corporate lodging apartments are available in both urban and suburban centers in Mississippi.
This type of housing is usually more expensive, when considered in terms of monthly rent, than long-term leases on similar apartments, for good reason. The advantage, of course, is that you’re not locked into a long-term lease. Also, corporate lodging is available fully furnished and with everything you need to begin living there right away – no shopping for dishes, linens, etc.
What to Look for In a Corporate Apartment
Corporate apartments will range from units that are fairly basic to those that are considerably more “high end,” but regardless of the type of unit you require, there are a few things you should consider.
Location: You’re going to be there for a while, so make sure the apartment is close to your work. Does the neighborhood have the conveniences you need? Are there grocery stores, gas stations, etc? If you’re bringing your kids, what about proximity to schools and daycare facilities?
Lease Terms: Will the apartment be available as soon as you need it? What if you end up having to stay longer – is there option to renew on a monthly basis? You’ll want to find out how much flexibility you’ll have if you’re not sure how long you’ll need corporate lodging.
Square Footage: You’ll want to determine if the apartment’s size works for you. If you’re by yourself, a bachelor unit may be just fine, but if you plan on bringing your family, you’re going to need to make sure there are enough bedrooms. Also, will you be expecting guests? Check with the landlord to find out if guests are permitted. Similarly, if you plan to bring your pets, make sure that’s okay. Most landlords don’t have a problem with guests or pets, but it’s best to find out before you sign a rental agreement.
Price: Is the apartment within your budget? Is the price negotiable? Depending on the time of year, how long you plan to stay, or which extra services (if any) you may want to take advantage of, the price could be negotiable.
The team at Corporate Housing Experts knows that Business travel can be stressful, but having a place to call home for the length of your stay can make it a bit more pleasant. Our team can explain the pros and cons of a certain apartment community, give you insider information about the businesses, schools, churches, etc. in the area, and based on availability, help your short term stay be as smooth and convenient as possible. Let us help you find the best apartment for your corporate housing stay!