Welcome to 2015 Fall preleasing in Boulder!
Fall preleasing in Boulder is that time of year where CU students start looking to find off campus rentals in Boulder for next year – and when property owners look to sign leases for next year, typically in August.
Every year, here at Housing Helpers, we put together a guideline for University of Colorado Boulder Students, Parents, Faculty, and those looking to secure a place to rent off campus in Boulder for the following academic season. From tools and tips, to help searching for the prefect apartment or home rental in Boulder, we are here to help you.
Where to find rental properties available for Fall Preleasing in Boulder
Here at Housing Helpers in Boulder we connect thousands of CU student renters each year with great rental properties in Boulder. We are here to help students and their families navigate the hundreds of choices for student rental properties in Boulder to find the right one for you. Our office is open six days a week and is staffed with friendly rental specialists that can answer your questions. Our office is located one block from the University of Colorado at 2865 Baseline Rd. Call Us 303-545-6000
Housing Helpers Boulder’s Fall Preleasing Headquarters!
How to be prepared for Fall Preleasing in Boulder
Tip 1 – Set up a time to come in and meet with a rental locating specialist here in our office. Make sure that all of your roommates can attend the meeting together. Call our office at 303.545.6000 to set your appointment.
Tip 2 – Once we identify a list of properties that meets your needs we will set up the showings for you. Be on time for your showings and make sure that everyone that needs to see the property is present- whether its roommates, parents, cosigners etc. Properties go fast, often times there is no time for multiple showings.
Tip 3 – Have your security deposit check ready. Some landlords may require a cashier’s check or money order, but we find that most will accept a bank check. Check with your bank ( or your parents) in advance to make sure you are ready to put down a deposit.
Tip 4- Applications will need to be filled out. These can take a few minutes. To save time you can complete these in advance and be one step ahead of the game! Application fees will need to be paid once your applications are submitted for the property. These fees can vary depending on the property.
Tip 5 – Parental guarantee forms may be required. These are forms that your parents will need to fill out. Just like the application fees you can have these completed in advance so that you are ready to rent that perfect place when you find it!
Tip 6 – Know the occupancy laws. If you are renting in Boulder check with the City to make sure the property you are renting allows the number of occupants that you have. Here is good resource for more information on this. https://bouldercolorado.gov/public-works/city-of-boulder-occupancy-regulations
Tip 7 – Working fast is key. Fall prelease properties in Boulder move fast! If you are interested in a property chances are there are others interested in it as well. Be ready to act quickly to secure that property and take action as soon as you are interested. Leases are made on a first come first serve basis.
Tip 8 – Don’t fret if you don’t find a place right away. Consider waiting it out until the spring and summer months, there are lots of properties that don’t prelease in advance. And many times the rent prices on those properties will be less.
Fall preleasing in Boulder can be stressful for students and parents. Just remember, we are here to Help! Let our experience and expertise in the Boulder rental market take away some of the stress and help make the process of finding a new place to live easier. We look forward to working with you! You can reach our Boulder office at 303-545-6000, open Monday through Saturdays.