When you’ve just landed a new apartment in Boston, MA, a security deposit is similar to the pile of work on your desk at the end of a Friday. You could push it aside for now, but you’ll still have to deal with it on Monday (or when it’s time to move out).
It’s important to be proactive so you can help ensure you’ll get back every penny you deserve — and you can’t just assume the security deposit will let you “live out the last month” either. That concept exists only in tenants’ minds and isn’t really a thing (ever) … unless your landlord has agreed to it (in writing).
Here are six important questions to ask before you sign the lease that can help save you some dough.