Apartments are another crucial step to surviving the real world. Thanks to the students of the International Institute of Boston, apartment hunting and renting is just a little bit easier.
Check out their Web site for more information.
Apartment Advertisement Abbreviations
ac – air conditioning
avl Immed – available immediately
ba/bth – bathroom
br – bedroom
delead – deleaded (no lead paint)
dshwr – dishwasher
fp – fireplace
gar – garage
htd – heated (heat is included in the rent)
Incl ht/hw – heat and hot water are included in the rent
ldry – laundry room
renov – renovated
spac – spacious
+ utlils – plus utilities
w/w- wall-to-wall carpeting
|Important Questions to ask:
Is there available parking?
How old is the building?
How long is the lease?
Are utilities included in the rent?
Is there a security deposit?
Are there storage facilities?
Can I have pets?
Are there mice or roaches in this apartment?
|Before you sign the lease:
Check the apartment completely
Check the water pressure and hot water
Check if the toilet is working properly
Check the furniture (if furniture is provided)
Check the lights and locks
Check the refrigerator and stove
Check the fire alarms and fire exits
Check the neighborhood
For more apartment hunting and renting tips, check out these Web sites:
You can also check University Housing, located at 1910 Liacouras Walk, for additional local off-campus apartments.