I moved into my new apartment on Sept 1st. Today, I received a "shut off notice" from the gas company (National Grid in Boston) stating that my unit has an unpaid balance of over $100 as of 8/29, and that the account will be going to collections. This is my first apartment - what should I do, AskMefi? Pay down the balance? Inform my landlord?
posted by mushtale
on Sep 4, 2014 -
We go see my mom in Welfleet, Cape Cod once a year and usually spend the night in Boston after the flight, in which case we pick up a rental in Cambridge where it is hundreds of dollars cheaper a week due to airport taxes (or so I am told by the rental car agencies) [more inside]
posted by silsurf
on Jul 10, 2014 -
While my partner visits me in Boston we'd like to stay for a few nights in a B&B or hotel outside the city. We don't drive, so the town needs to be easily accessible by train. Ideally, we'd like to be very close to the beach and have a fireplace in the room. A quaint town square with a nice coffee shop would also be great. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Jan 15, 2014 -
I'm taking a temporary job near Duxbury, MA. I'll be working there for 3 months, potentially renewing for another 3 months. I'm starting next week. I really don't need anything more than a place to sleep, but I'm having a hard time coming up with something temporary and affordable <=$1000 a month. [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Oct 1, 2013 -
Hi, I would love any recommendations people in the Boston area might have for rental brokers for an apartment in the Boston area, specifically nearish to Tufts. Someone who has successfully worked with a family with a small child would be ideal. General apartment hunting tips are also welcome. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by the young rope-rider
on Jul 13, 2013 -
You guys helped me land the job
, now please help us figure out where to live! I'll be working in the Back Bay area and my husband in Waltham, near Prospect Park (thus not near the train station). [more inside]
posted by peacheater
on Apr 24, 2013 -
Looking for a furnished house to rent for the month of July for a family of four in Boston -- more precisely, somewhere within a 30 minute drive of Lexington MA. Would love a swank place but would settle for a clean house, fair price, no pets. What websites or brokers would you recommend -- what advice would you give?
posted by LittlePumpkin
on Jan 23, 2011 -
We've been thinking about moving to Jamaica Plain for a while but have been looking mostly around Centre St / Sumner Hill / Pondside. Now we've found a pretty great place available, but it's on the "wrong" side of the tracks, due east from Green St station, right by Franklin Park.
So, how is it around there? How is Franklin Park? We're somewhat worried about crime/safety. Also somewhat worried about being relatively far from the nicer shops/etc on Centre.
Would love to read any advice on this specific area, or JP / Franklin Park in general.
posted by anonymous
on Apr 4, 2010 -
I've got eleven months to go on a lease, and a whole slew of problems with a new (to me) apartment, and a cheap, possibly negligent landlord. How do I remedy them? LOTS of details inside. But if you don't want to read the whole kit-and-caboodle inside here are the Cliff notes: (a) Landlord took more than weeks to fix the unusable bathroom sink; blamed the repairman. (b) Landlord expects me to find/select/transport the washer/dryer he’s obligated by lease to provide, and was missing on our move-in, and for less than $200. (c) Landlord flat-out refused to clean disgustingly smelly carpets we encountered on moving day (d) Landlord reneged on verbal agreement to replace crappy kitchen linoleum (e) Landlord made repeated, guilt-trippy and borderline abusive calls about first month's rent, and (bonus) (f) makes (super odd) references to lesbians. [Way too many details inside; you probably don't need to bother reading unless you want specific specifics] [more inside]
posted by mr. remy
on Sep 30, 2009 -
Boston Filter: Where should I live in Boston? 20 minutes, or less, from Tufts Medical in Chinatown. [more inside]
posted by objdoc
on Aug 12, 2008 -
where can i rent a 15 passenger van or luxury van for a day in boston? we are going to a concert at the tweeter center and dont want to take 4 cars. tried to hire a ride, but they all want like $1700, redickerous. we just need a ride there and back.
posted by fumbducker
on Jun 12, 2008 -
I'm trying to find a place that rents out soft boxes/umbrellas for outside rentals in Boston. I have a studio in my school that I am using for photo shoots but I do not have a soft box nor an umbrella which I desperately need. I am wondering if there are any places that rent them out for a day or two. Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by cheero
on Jan 28, 2008 -
How can I rent two cheap offices in Boston or Cambridge? I'm on a budget, and am willing to be creative. [more inside]
posted by josh
on Aug 9, 2006 -