So I started this thread because I know we have a lot of chickens in rentals, chickens looking for rentals, etc. And we have a homebuying thread. B and I are looking to get a place with more space in Sept. Every (well, not every, but the vast majority) lease in Boston is up in September, and there is usually a mad scramble to get a new apartment over the summer, sign the lease, pay the deposit (first month's rent, last month's rent, month deposit, and month broker fee) etc. Apartments get snapped up like hotcakes in July-August, so we're hoping to get a jump-start on the process. We're seeing our first place tonight, and will continue to look. We want to upgrade from a one bedroom to a two bed or one bed plus office, and want laundry in our building (and ideally a porch, but beggars can't be choosers.) So yay! Apartments! Rentals!