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Getting Started: Apartment Search Guides and Checklists

  • Apartment Hunting Checklist

    Not sure what to ask a realtor or landlord when looking at an apartment? Here is a list of suggested questions! Review it before an apartment showing and select the questions that are most important to you. We have hard copies of this list available in our office in 226 Curry Student Center. 

  • Guide to Off-Campus Living (Handbook)

    A full guide to everything you need to know about finding off campus housing and residing off campus in Boston. This guide provides Northeastern resources and city information to prepare you for your new neighborhood. 

  • Roommate Selection Worksheet

    Selecting good roommates is an important part of the living off campus. Here are questions to discuss with potential roommates before signing a lease. Review the questions when you move into the apartment to ensure everyone is on the same page and there is a plan in place to hand utilities, rent payments, etc. 

  • Housing Code Checklist

    Does your apartment meet Boston Housing Code? Find out by using this checklist! This checklist is a tool you may use to determine what items in your apartment may need maintenance. Contact your landlord or property manager directly with any concerns. If issues persist, contact Off Campus Student Services at for assistance. 

  • Apartment Condition Checklist

    When you move into the apartment, you have 15 days (from the beginning of your lease term, usually September 1st) to note any pre-existing damage of the apartment. We recommend using this form and taking photos! Save a copy for your records and send a copy to your landlord or property manager for their records. Have questions? Contact Off Campus Student Services at