This is a guideline for those looking to rent out a Beacon Hill apartment.

  • Find a Beacon Hill website that you feel comfortable with. The main key here is make sure the Boston condo or apartment rentals are updated on a daily basis. We have her an automated data base that you can view Beacon Hill Apartments for rent.
  • Try to find no-broke fee apartments, this won’t be easy, bit its worth the try.
  • If you can’t find no fee, I charge a reduced broker fee for my clients that register on this website.
  • Schedule an appointment. If you see something you like for a September start date….grab it right away. September start date listings go very quickly.

You found a Beacon Hill condo/apartment for rent 

You found an apartment that checks off all the necessary points on your apartment tour checklist. In other words, you want this Beacon Hill apartment. Now it’s time for the apartment application process

Beacon Hill Apartment application process

Almost all Beacon Hill apartments require you to submit a Rental Application. Your Boston Beacon Hill broker will assistant you in this process, the application is similar to a credit card application, nothing the worry about.

However, you’ll need collect some information your apartment rental application. Plus the process has several steps. You will most likely have to bring a check for one months rent. This check shouldn’t be deposited until you have been accepted for the apartment.

In order to be accepted allow your potential landlord to run a background and credit check, and provide evidence of your rental/credit history. We’ve outlined below all the information you will likely need to provide, as well as what to expect from the application process. Read on, so you are prepared to apply as soon as you find the Beacon Hill apartment that meets your requirements.

Information You Need For A Beacon Hill Apartment Application

  • Your personal contact information: The landlord will need to communicate with you, so make sure you are responsive and provide the easiest way to reach you, be it your  cellphone number, email, or another method.
  • Your social security number: Usually you will need to provide your social security number. The landlord may also ask for a copy of your social security card. This information is necessary for a background check.
  • Your vehicle information: If you are looking to apply for a parking spot, you will need to provide details about your car. Have the make and model, year, and license plate number information all on hand. It is possible that the property manager will also ask for the car’s insurance information.
  • Your driver’s license number or state ID: This information is proof of your identity and may also be needed for that parking spot you’re after.
  • Current and previous address/rental information: This information is also needed for your background check. In addition, the landlord may want to check in with your previous landlords for referrals.
  • Current and previous employment information: Again, this information is necessary for your criminal background check. Note your occupation, company name, and phone number in the paperwork so that your landlord may verify your employment.
  • Proof of income: Pay stubs, tax returns, or some other proof of income is going to be required for your application.
  • Past landlords and personal references: A potential landlord will likely want to speak with your previous landlords to verify your rental history and demeanor as a tenant. They may also ask for personal references, such as your boss, to confirm your employment and character.
  • Emergency contact: In case the landlord is unable to reach you or a medical emergency takes place, they may need to contact someone close to you, so choose wisely.
  • Cover letter: Think of your apartment application as a job interview process. To better represent yourself and answer any questions that may arise, you can put together a cover letter. Other people get to talk for you in your personal references, but this is where you can be your own advocate.
  • Cosigner application: If you have a cosigner, make sure that they fill out their part of the application, too.
  • Any additional documents the landlord may request: Landlords may want to see some additional paperwork. Check with the leasing office early to know what else you need to complete your apartment application.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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