How should I begin my search?

A move in date should be the first step in beginning your search. Then you will need to determine the monthly rent you can afford. Use your monthly rent budget to find the most ideal location for your needs.

How should I prepare myself before seeing an apartment?

A deposit equal to one months should be readily available when you apply for an apartment. In general, a landlord will not reserve an apartment for someone with only an application. A good faith deposit shows an applicant is ready to enter into a lease agreement if an application is approved and the terms are agreed upon.

Required Documentation-

If you are a student, a cosigner will be needed. Your cosigner should be prepared to fill out the necessary guarantor forms.

If you are an international student- you should bring a copy of a valid passport and your I-20/J-1

If you are a working professional you should be able to produce two of your most recent pay stubs. Or if you are an independent contractor you should be able to produce a 1099 and bank statements.

How do I know if I will qualify for the apartment?

For working professionals, as a rule of thumb, your rent payments should not exceed more than 1/3 of your gross income.

When should I begin my search for September 1st?

In locations that are near College campuses, the time when the best selection of apartments is at its peak are March and April. Keep in mind, the better the apartment, the faster it will rent.

What should I expect for upfront Move-in Costs?

A landlord may collect first month’s rent, last month’s rent, a security deposit equal to one month’s rent and a refundable key deposit.

Broker fees can equal up to one month’s rent. Broker fees will be disclosed prior to showing any apartment.

What if I have a pet?

Please let us know beforehand. For most of our apartments, 1 cat is fine.

What if I have a car?

Off street parking is limited. Some of the apartment buildings we rent also have parking for rent Availability changes frequently and can’t be guaranteed. Boston Residents can obtain residential parking permits through the city. How to get a resident parking permit link