If you google rental agreement between friends, you'll see sample agreements you can use as a guide like this one http://www.lawdepot.com/contracts/roommate-agreement/
And determine if both of you will sign the lease....should there be a break up, who keeps the rental? Did you ever see the movie The Breakup? Learn from other people's situations and prepare yourself, just in case.
Best of luck to you.
A typical rental will require a few documents to ensure landlord acceptance.
1, w2/ Tax Returns for both you and your boyfriend for the past 2 years
2. 4 most recent pay stubs or cashed pay check receipts
3. Detailed credit report(s) reflecting credit score and length of credit lines
4. Photo copied Identification for both you and your boyfriend
5. Finally, your going to need a good Rental Agent to help/ assist you in the finding of your new place.
Hope this helps,
Any further questions feel free to call me direct
Al the Best,
EXIT REALTY SEARCH
As a guideline, landlords typically want 2.5 times the combined gross income of all people who will sign the lease. They usually score applicants based on credit history, rental history, employment, income, criminal & eviction history.
Make sure you both have a solid understanding of your lease obligations and responsibilities, but even more so, an understanding between each other.