Congratulations on your new apartment! There are a few things you will need to do in order to get ready to move into your new place. We’ve put together this handy checklist to help you along the way.
Visit our resources page for direct links to the local utility providers.
Visit our resources page for direct links to local service providers.
Visit here to change your mailing address.
You have the ability to reserve the meter(s) or resident parking space(s) in front of your building through the city for a small fee. Visit our parking page for information on street occupancy permits.
Visit www.bostonmove.com/resources/renters for downloadable sample forms pertaining to your security deposit.
It can be as simple as a taped on piece of paper, but the post office will not deliver mail unless they can match it to a name on the mailbox. If your building has uniform mail labels and/or an intercom system that requires your name to be programmed in you should contact your maintenance person to have it changed.
The apartment condition statement is the only proof of the condition of the apartment at the time you moved in. It’s important to note any defects on this form so that you are not charged for them when you move out. Examples would be scratches on floors, scuffs/dings on walls, chipped glass/mirrors, missing window screens, minor wear & tear items, etc. You can also support your condition statement with photographs as well.
After move in you will probably have a lot of boxes and packing materials. Check with maintenance to find out where and how to dispose of your trash. Make sure boxes are neatly flattened and stacked. For information on the city’s trash and recycling policies for your neighborhood visit www.cityofboston.com and click on “My Neighborhood”.