Renting temporary accommodation: When is this the solution?

Every year, thousands of people have to move, relocate at a moment’s notice, but they don’t know where to start. Such a scenario can affect professionals, students, couples, families, or foreigners travelling on a visa. How do you know if renting temporary accommodation is the right solution?

If you answer yes to one of the following situations, temporary rental is the perfect solution for you.

Your work involves frequent travel

You live out of your suitcases because of your work, but you stay in the same place long enough to want to put them down? It’s time to think about renting temporary accommodation.

As a construction worker, you have just accepted a contract on a construction site far from your home. You have to find a place to live. The idea of staying at a hotel leaves you rather cold, and your wallet is not very enthusiastic either. Renting temporary accommodation would allow you to live like you’re at home instead of being in a hotel.

This situation is similar to yours, because you work for a media outlet and you’re sent out on assignment? Do you feel challenged because you’re a member of an aircrew that’s constantly on the same shuttle? Maybe you’re a member of the military who changes bases every six months?

Or maybe it’s a career change that’s taking you to another city, so take the time to settle in before you make a permanent move. Better to wait before uprooting the whole family.

Homme d’affaires faisant ses valises sur son lit.
If your work requires frequent travel to the same location, renting temporary accommodation may be the perfect solution for you.

You're a snowbird

You spend part of the year in the south and are looking for a pied-à-terre for when you come back home? You don’t have to own two residences and all their duplicate furnishings! Better to rent a fully furnished apartment only for the time you spend in Québec. Plus, you’ll have no residential upkeep while you’re living under the sun for the winter!

All you have to do is bring your suitcases and personal belongings. One less concern and so much less management. A temporary rental contract could be your best option.

Motorisé installé au bord de la mer dans le Sud.
If you're a snowbird, you need a pied-à-terre when you come back to Québec.

Your home isn't really yours anymore

You’ve just sold your home and you have to move out before you’ve even found your new property? Many people are currently experiencing this situation, as the current real estate market is in full swing. Properties are selling very fast, and sellers are sometimes forced to hand over the keys to their home before they’ve found their next one.

But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for the first house that’s available. Far from it. It’s important to take the time to carefully choose your next home. Living in temporary accommodation gives you the flexibility to find the rare gem, the home of your dreams.

Similarly, you may not be able to move into your new house on the same day as you move out of the old one. So you’ll need a roof over your head during that interval. And if the delivery of your new home is postponed by construction delays, you’ll need temporary accommodation.

In all these scenarios, the ideal way to avoid moving all your belongings multiple times is to put them in storage. You can then opt for renting fully furnished temporary accommodation, a simple and flexible formula that will make your life easier.

Are you renovating your home?

You like to renovate, but you don’t like living among the renovations? You really don’t like the idea of living among the dust, with a makeshift kitchen? It’s not always easy to live on a construction site during major work. Maybe it’s time to think about temporary home rental. Fully furnished and fully equipped rental accommodation allows you to feel right at home, only taking your suitcase with you.

Travailleur de la construction qui regarde l’évolution du chantier d’une maison.
If you're renovating your home, you may need a place to stay during the work.

Life is full of surprises!

Has life brought you surprises that you would have gladly done without? If you’re going through a separation, you may need to take a little time before finding a new permanent home. Renting temporary accommodation can then be a practical solution

Or maybe you have to sell the family home to access the equity you will each need to buy separate homes. Sometimes there are delays, not to mention that it’s better to show a nicely furnished home when you’re selling. A house makes a better impression when it looks inhabited. Buyers won’t guess that you’re in a rush to sell. You’ll be in a better position to negotiate the sale price of your home.

Other difficult situations may cause you to have to relocate. Do you have to leave your home due to water damage, flooding, fire, or vandalism? Regardless of the nature of the disaster, when your home is declared uninhabitable by your insurer or by public health, you need to relocate quickly. Renting fully furnished and fully equipped accommodation is your best option. In short, turnkey service will be a big help during your ordeal.

Un plancher blanc d’une cuisine recouvert d’eau en raison d’un sinistre.
If you're the victim of a disaster such as major water damage, you'll most certainly have to turn to renting temporary accommodation.

In conclusion

Basically, renting temporary accommodation in an all-inclusive package is perfect if you want to settle in with only your personal belongings. Fully furnished and fully equipped rental units generally include heating, lighting, cable TV, and Internet.

And if you need housing, whether it’s intended to be temporary or indeterminate, check out Arrow’s temporary accommodation. The wide range of short-term rental units in the Montreal and Quebec City regions will meet your needs.

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