Housing

Boston is a great place to live while attending college or graduate school. If you are a student living on your own, considering moving off campus, or making plans for after graduation, it's important to know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and a neighbor. The information on this page can help you make smart choices that will enhance your experience as a resident in this world-class city.

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    Moving Out of Off-Campus Housing

    As you pack your belongings and head off on your summer break, the City of Boston is asking for your assistance. If while renting off campus this year you had difficulty reaching your landlord to request maintenance or experienced unsafe conditions such as cockroach infestations or blocked exits, please report it to the City.

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    Rental Unit Delivery Conditions

    All tenants have the right to safe and sanitary rental units. Upon receiving your new rental unit, make sure it is up to delivery standards. If not, you have 48 hours to report to the City's Inspectional Services Department. Please note that all landlords must register their rental units with the City by August 31. Make sure your landlord has registered as you inspect your new rental unit.

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