Serviced Apartments: The Perfect Solution for Temporary Accommodation When Moving House

It’s an all too familiar scenario: You have a good offer on your house – but the house you want to buy isn’t ready yet. Maybe your dream home build is behind schedule, or you're caught in the dreaded property chain. You can’t afford to lose your buyer, so you need a temporary stop-gap. You could book a hotel and live out of suitcases for a few weeks. You could move in with the in-laws and… well let’s not even go there! A serviced apartment is your perfect solution. 


Moving from one permanent residence to another can be both exciting and stressful. Whether it's for work, renovations, or any other reason, the transitional period between properties can be challenging. During such times, finding suitable temporary accommodation becomes paramount. This is where serviced apartments come into play, offering a unique blend of comfort, convenience, and flexibility. Let's delve into why serviced apartments are the ideal choice for individuals or families during property transitions.


1. Home Away from Home

One of the primary advantages of serviced apartments is that they offer a home-like environment. Unlike hotels, where space is often limited to a single room, serviced apartments provide separate living, dining, and sleeping areas. This layout ensures that individuals or families have ample space to relax, work, and entertain, making the transition between homes smoother and more comfortable. Our serviced apartments in St Albans, Stevenage & Welwyn Garden City offer ample space, with our 2 bed apartments ideal for small families. 


2. Fully Furnished and Equipped

Serviced apartments come fully furnished with modern amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, and entertainment systems. This means that residents don't have to worry about setting up utilities or buying furniture. Everything is ready and waiting, allowing for a hassle-free stay. Our Hertfordshire serviced apartments all have  smart TVs, meaning you can simply log on to Netflix or other streaming services and continue the box set you were watching. They also include full Sky Tv packages so you can crash out in front of the football on a lazy Sunday afternoon, rather than having to watch the game in a hotel bar.


3. Flexible Lease Terms

One of the standout features of serviced apartments is their flexibility. Unlike traditional leases that often require a minimum stay of six months or a year, serviced apartments offer short-term leases tailored to individual needs. This flexibility allows individuals or families to stay for as long as necessary without being tied down to a long-term commitment. We appreciate that your moving date may change so we will work with you to ensure your stay can be extended and keep any disruption to a minimum. The last thing you need during this stressful period is to have to change hotel or move rooms because of another booking.


4. Cost-Effective

Opting for a serviced apartment can also be a cost-effective solution. When compared to extended hotel stays or the expenses associated with setting up a temporary home, serviced apartments often offer better value for money. All Portfolio serviced apartments include utilities, housekeeping, and other services in the price, reducing the overall cost of living during the transitional period.


5. Convenience and Amenities

Portfolio serviced apartments are strategically located in prime areas, offering easy access to transportation, shopping, dining, and entertainment options. We also offer options such as home office desks and chairs for those who work remotely.


6. Privacy and Security

Privacy and security are paramount, especially during transitional phases. Serviced apartments prioritize the safety and privacy of their residents, with our apartments featuring secure access systems, CCTV surveillance, and 24-hour on-site staff. This ensures peace of mind for individuals or families during their stay.



In conclusion, Portfolio serviced apartments offer the perfect solution for individuals or families in need of temporary accommodation in St Albans, Stevenage & Welwyn Garden City. With their home-like environment, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and array of amenities, serviced apartments provide a comfortable and convenient living experience. So, if you find yourself in between permanent property moves in Hertfordshire, consider opting for a Portfolio serviced apartment and enjoy a seamless transition with all the comforts of home.