FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who uses corporate housing?

  • Business travelers
  • Construction/contractors on  per diems
  • Consultants
  • Projects & long term assignments
  • Government
  • Insurance claims/loss of use of home
  • Interns
  • Medical professionals & patients
  • Expats
  • Relocation companies
  • Individuals and families in between homes

What’s included?

  • Leasehold
  • Furniture
  • Housewares including kitchen & bathroom(s)
  • Linens/towels/bedding
  • Smart TV
  • Washer/dryer
  • Electricity
  • Gas if applicable
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Water
  • Trash
  • Onsite parking

What do I need to bring?

  • Leasehold
  • Furniture
  • Housewares including kitchen & bathroom(s)
  • Linens/towels/bedding
  • Smart TV
  • Washer/dryer
  • Electricity
  • Gas if applicable
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Water
  • Trash
  • Onsite parking

What amenities will I have access to?

  • On-site fitness facility
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor grill
  • Business/conference rooms
  • Covered parking/private garage/attached parking garage
  • Pet washing stations
  • Concierge
  • Resident social lounge
  • Coffee bar
  • Dog run/park
  • Resident events

*All amenities vary based on individual communities

Can I bring a pet?

  • Most communities allow pets – certain restrictions and weight limits may apply
  • The maximum number of pets allowed is TWO per apartment
  • Pet deposits will be charged per animal – a portion will be nonrefundable 
  • Monthly pet rent may apply

What are the lease terms?

  • Monthly
  • Annual

Are there any additional fees?

  • A refundable deposit may be required depending on lease term and creditworthiness
  • A one time fee of $150 will be applied to first month’s bill to cover administrative fees and the final clean fee
  • Pet deposits if applicable
  • Upgraded cable services if applicable
  • Excessive damages to apartment, furniture or housewares will be charged to the tenant

How do I pay?

  • We accept all major credit cards
  • Direct employer billing is available
  • Monthly rent is due on the first (1st) of each month
  • Project number/employee number/purchase order numbers can be added to the monthly invoice for reference or expense tracking

What is required to get started?

  • Fill out the Corporate Housing Initiation Form located at the bottom of our website
  • We will contact you with available options that fit your needs, term, and budget
  • Once you select an option, a lease will be drafted and sent for review and signature
  • An occupant application will be required for each community to have on file with contact, automobile, and pet information as well as emergency contact information

Do I have a choice of furniture?

Yes! We will be sure to ask you about your furniture style and preferences during our initial consultations prior to set up. 

How do I get the keys?

If possible, we will arrange for a meet and greet to hand over the keys and walk you through the apartment to answer any questions you may have. If not possible, we will leave the keys with the leasing office or leave a lockbox on the door for an after-hours arrival. Specific move-in instructions will be sent several days prior to your check-in date. 

How do I handle maintenance issues during my stay?

Contact our office at info@mckenziedrake.com or 713.822.5222

What other services does McKenzie Drake offer?

  • FREE apartment locating service in the Greater Houston Area
  • Let one of our licensed real estate agents assist you with finding an unfurnished apartment at no cost to you!