When disaster strikes your home, your homeowners or renters insurance policy is meant to provide you with the resources you need to return to normalcy. Temporary Accommodations cares. We care about getting you back to that place of normalcy quickly, so you can focus on rebuilding. As a 24/7 disaster response team, we are prepared to find you the perfect temporary house any time of the day. Within thirty minutes of an Adjuster initiating a claim with us, our team of dedicated hotel and housing coordinators will reach out and begin providing solutions for the policyholder’s return to normalcy. Members of the Temporary Accommodations team reduce stress and are experienced in claim handling and the most prepared responders to manage temporary insurance housing needs.
We know not all disasters are the same…
and we don’t treat all disasters the same. Each claim is evaluated based on the severity of the damage, level of coverage, and immediate needs of the victims. Temporary Accommodations Hotel Coordinators communicate with policyholders to ensure we find immediate housing solutions that are safe, comfortable, and close to where they call home. We source hotel rooms with kitchens, pet-friendly hotels, or handicap-accessible hotel rooms and provide our clients rates 10 – 40% savings over the hotel’s best available rate.
Temporary Accommodations Housing Coordinators are experts at negotiating the short-term lease. It’s important to find a communicative landlord that will facilitate extensions to the short-term lease if home reconstruction does not stay on schedule. If a claim is likely to last more than thirty days, our team will search for a temporary house comparable to the property of loss. Unless requested, for claims lasting less than thirty days, our hotel team will continue to manage a hotel stay until reconstruction work is completed.
Finding your new home is our job.
Searching for a short-term rental property can take minutes in areas of high availability, or days in areas of high demand. Temporary Accommodations Housing Coordinators use a private, nationwide database of landlords and property management companies in all fifty states. The landlords and homeowners in our temporary housing directory have usually rented to our guests before in situations similar to those your policyholder may be going through. When claims come in from new zip codes, Housing Coordinators contact their networks of localized realtors and begin a comprehensive search for available short-term housing.
Temporary housing solutions can be expensive.
When arranging temporary housing, our team works within a budget of Additional Living Expenses (or A.L.E.). Housing Coordinators follow insurance Adjusters instructions to monitor A.L.E. and make sure over-spending is avoided. When requested, Temporary Accommodations can provide a Fair Rental Value (or F.R.V.) to help Adjusters estimate how much temporary housing solutions will cost based on the area.
When a property agrees to a lease term that matches the expected project time contractors provide, then we confirm A.L.E. will cover rent costs for that lease term and potential short-term lease extensions. All policies are different, and in some cases, insurance policyholders will still be responsible for refundable deposits, rental furniture or a portion of the monthly rent. We know it is important to communicate with both the insurance company and contractors while managing A.L.E.
With Temporary Accommodations you know what you’re getting.
Temporary Accommodations Housing Coordinators facilitate viewing of a temporary house before beginning any paperwork. When a temporary housing solution is approved by both the adjuster and policyholder we process the lease; coordinate furniture, appliances, and housewares; prepare guests for relocation, and then overnight or wire move-in funds to the landlord.
On move-in day Temporary Accommodations guests get to check out of their hotel and move into a temporary house or apartment, providing them more of the luxuries of home. Temporary Accommodations Housing Specialists stay in close contact with landlords to make certain our rentals continue to meet the needs of our guests. Short-term rental properties are the best way to both preserve A.L.E. and provide a sense of normalcy for disaster victims.