By: Rebecca O’Brien The article title It’s not hard to find tech companies looking for long term rentals in tech hubs.
The key to making them work is keeping them busy and profitable.
But in a city where there are so many jobs, it can be hard to make sure the tech companies stay in business long term.
And that’s where Airbnb and Uber come in.
While many companies have taken to letting people stay in their homes for short periods of time, it’s not uncommon for them to not make it long term at all.
It’s a common misconception that long term rent is expensive.
“It’s not the way it is,” said Dan Ragan, Airbnb’s vice president of technology and global commerce.
“We have a lot of partners in this market.
We are able to work together on an hourly basis.
And we have an incredibly diverse pool of partners that make up the platform.”
So how do you make sure that long-time tenants get paid?
The answer is to make it as easy as possible for them.
“In terms of long term rental arrangements, we have a system in place,” said Ragan.
“The first step is that we get you a credit card number.
Then we get an email address.
And then we verify your identity through a third party.”
Once the verification process is complete, the company uses that information to verify the renters identity and the terms of their lease.
“At the end of the day, the key is to ensure that your tenants are paid,” said the Airbnb VP.
Ragan said that a number of Airbnb partners are in the process of setting up a system to verify renters identities in the event that they are evicted.
This process is being run in several cities, and there are more than 200 partner agencies in the country.
“A number of the partners that are working on this right now are partners that we’ve been partnering with for a while,” said Uber spokesperson David Hirst.
“That means they’ve been working with us on our long-range lease agreement.”
And while they have partnered with several partners in the past, they have a new partner in the works, so they have some time to work out the details.
“I think that this is a really important step in helping ensure that long time tenants are getting paid,” added Ragan about the process.
“If they’re getting paid, that means that we can keep them in business.”
And to that end, the tech company has also partnered with a company that rents out apartments for short term periods.
Airbnb has partnered with the company that is going to run this new program in New York City, which is called RentBusters.
They will rent out apartments to people who can’t afford to live in the city.
RentBots rent out short term apartments that are available to people at any time of the year.
It does not guarantee a tenant a place to stay for long, and it only pays out after a certain amount of time has passed.
But it does pay out after about 90 days.
“They’re also able to pay out rent based on the amount of hours they’ve rented,” said Airbnb’s Ragan of the company.
“So if they’ve stayed for about 40 hours and they’ve paid out $500, it would still be a $1,200 deposit.
So we’re able to ensure long- term tenants are paying the rent.”
If you’re interested in seeing the new program, RentBuster.com is now live.
Ragnhild is one of the first companies to make its first short term rentals available to long term tenants.
“There are about 300,000 Airbnb hosts in New England and over 150,000 in the Bay Area,” she said.
“When they’re out on the road, they often come into hotels.
So they have this idea of staying in hotels but they don’t want to go out on their own.
And they don, and they’re just so frustrated.
And Airbnb is helping them by letting them use the platform to make their Airbnb reservation.”
The program is still in the early stages, but Ragnhmild has been a huge help.
“My first Airbnb was just the first apartment I rented,” she told me.
“And my landlord was very gracious, and I loved it.
I think that I would be completely homeless in New Bedford, Massachusetts, if I didn’t have that Airbnb.”
With RentBot, she said, she could rent an apartment for as little as $20 a night and still stay in New Boston.
“You’re not in that house for two years, so you’re going to have to stay,” she explained.
“But I’m going to be able to do my job.
I’m not going to get out of the house and get an apartment.”
And when she has to move out, she can always rent out another apartment.
“Because I have my own apartment, I have all of the amenities that I want,” she