Things to Consider

Before you start your search, ask yourself:

  • How much money can I spend living in Boston: rent, utilites, transportation, food, clothing, textbooks, socializing, sightseeing, etc…?
  • How much time can I spend: studying, researching, teaching, networking, commuting, socializing, traveling, etc…?

Before signing a lease there are a few more things to consider, including, but not limited to: apartment condition, utilities, furnishings, appliances, landlords, sublets, pets and insurance. For information on these topics, visit our Choosing An ApartmentOpens in a new window page. Know your rights and resources:  The City of Boston’s Rental Housing Resource CenterOpens in a new window & Tenant Rights, Laws and ProtectionsOpens in a new window are also helpful when renting an apartment.