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Old 05-23-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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I am going to be a student at New England Law. My orientation begins the third week in August. I really need to find an apartment that is available in August but all the places I've seen so far have are available September 1st.

When do August apartments become available? Is June a good time to find something?


Thanks for the help
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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That will be tough to find. Sept 1st is the big turnover day for leases. Is there anywhere you could stay for the time before Sept. 1st? I'd say just keep looking. I wanted the same thing years back and ended up having to do a July 15th lease start date even though I didn't want the place until August 15th. I wasted a month's rent, but it ended up being ok because I moved in early and had time to settle in.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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Look on craigslist to sublet from someone for a month.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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Yup, Boston is a big college town, and because of that, most leases turn over Sept 1st. When I lived on Mission Hill (a place with a high percentage of college students renting), every August 31st the sidewalks were lined with furniture and other things that people who were moving out were leaving behind.

Like joebloe said, a craigslist sublet is your best bet. I use padmapper whenever looking for apartments, so I suggest that. It takes all the craigslist postings as well as other rental listing sites, lets you set filters, then puts all the locations on a map so you can easily see what is listed in a particular area. Good luck!
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