The Keys to Getting Corporate Housing Right

Whether your company is assisting in the relocation of a new member of the team or simply looking to provide a residence for someone working a sabbatical or coming to support the business short term, ensuring that you make the right corporate housing choice is essential. This will not only provide the person staying with a comfortable environment, it also speaks volumes about the business itself, and given that we live in a world dictated by reputation, that is everything. In order to make the right decision, here are some important things to consider when choosing.


Location is so important when choosing a residence, and it is a fine balancing act that must be made here. This should be somewhere which is not only close to the office or the business, it must also be far enough away so that the guest feels separated from the business once they have finished. Beyond this, the location should also be one in an active zone, not like in those business hotel regions which have no bars, restaurants, cafes or stores.

Company Used

Something which is absolutely essential is that your business uses a company or service who are well and truly on top of their game. As a business there is only so much you can manage here, and if your guest requires something over the weekend or during the night, you need to know that you can rely on the company which is renting the property to offer excellent customer service. Remember that their actions will be a reflection on you.


Whilst not all guests are going to expect a swimming pool, a gym or 24 hour reception, it is nice to be able to offer them as many amenities as possible. Human behavior is such that we often desire the things that we don’t have, rather than make use of the things we do, this is why although someone may not wish to use a swimming pool if it is there, they won’t be very happy if the option is not.


The price is going to underpin all of this, if you blow the budget then you can get somewhere perfect but that of course makes little sense. The key here will be to ensure that you are able to squeeze as much as you can out of the budget so that you can tick all the boxes, and still stay within the price limitations which the business has. This could mean a nicer place with more amenities, which perhaps is 45 minutes from the office instead of 10. The budget will be a big factor in weighing up the best place.


It is also desirable that the terms of the rental are flexible, allowing the guest to do more or less as they please within the property. Work with good companies and negotiate favorable terms for your guests.

The best option here is to find a rental company which you enjoy working with, and form solid relationships with them in order to benefit from it in the future.