Is it possible to rent an apartment (1br 1 bath) for three months?

Asked by Alev, Waltham, MA Sun Apr 17, 2011

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Shane Engel, Agent, Waltham, MA
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Your best bet is probably to find a current tenant who would like to sublet the remainder of their lease (There are many people who would like to end their lease early, but they need to find someone to "sublet" first.) Craigslist is a great place to find people in this type of situation.
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Heidi Zizza, Agent, Framingham, MA
Mon Apr 18, 2011
Alev there are a few complexes that allow short term rentals. You should probably go that route it will be easier.
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Sherri Way, Agent, Framingham, MA
Sun Apr 17, 2011
Not all landlords are willing to do 3 months -- regardless of whether they do a lease or tenant at will agreement. Most landlords want long term tenants and there is work to be done after a tenant moves out regardless of if they have been there for 3 months or 3 years. So, you have to find a landlord that is willing to do this. If you are looking for June rental, then the apartment will be available again for September 1, so that might be ok for some landlords.

Unless you are willing to pay the full commission to a Realtor, your best bet is to find landlords who are trying to rent the units themselves. You may also want to look around to see if someone is willing to do a 3 month sublet. That might be your best solution.

Good luck.
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Mary Giroux, Agent, Wilmington, MA
Sun Apr 17, 2011
Yes… what you would need to find is a Tenant at Will arrangement. Not everyone likes that. They like you to sign a lease. Some places charge a bit more for a short term lease so, beware of that! Good Luck.
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