What is a “pre-lease”, and when is the best time to start looking for fall pre-leases in Boulder?
A “pre-lease” is a term used for properties that rent out far in advance for the following year. For example, even though your lease may not start until August, in order to secure the rental property you must sign the lease for that property in February.
It is never too early to begin exploring your options! Our service is available to help you year round. Each year it seems that fall preleasing in Boulder starts earlier and earlier. We have even helped students rent preleases a year in advance! The best advice we can give you is to be prepared and start early to get the best selection of properties! When you find that perfect fall prelease be ready to act on it. To help you with this check out our Student Fall PreLeasing Checklist to get an idea about how the process works. As always, if you need advice or would like to set up a showing, just call us at 303-545-6000 to speak with one of our experienced CU Boulder Rental agents about Boulder fall preleasing!
I’m a student at the University of Colorado and won’t be in Boulder for the Spring semester. Can I sublet my rental?
The first step in deciding to sublet is to ask your Landlord or Property Manager first! Check your lease agreement and make sure that you follow the rules.
Once you clear it with your Landlord or Property Manager there are a number of great solutions to help you to sublet your rental. If you are sharing a rental property with friends and would like to sublet a room, try Boulder’s own roommate finding service RommateShop® , a local service designed to match potential roommates and housemates.
As CU students, what steps can we take to make sure we find the best possible place to rent in Boulder?
It can be tricky, there is lots to know, so we created an entire page devoted to this question! Just follow these great steps to find a rental and you will find yourself moving into a fantastic new home in no time!
Do you charge a fee to use your service?
Nope. We are a free service for renters, we are dedicated to helping renters find their new homes! There is no registration required to browse our listings, and we are available six days a week in Boulder to answer your questions and assist you with your search.
I’ve heard Boulder is expensive. How much should I expect to spend on rent?
Due to the high demand for housing in Boulder, rental rates in the city itself tend to be a little higher. However, other areas in Boulder county offer many wonderful rental options, and are only a short drive to both Denver and Boulder. Follow this link to see a list of average rental rates in Boulder County and surrounding areas.
Although most University of Colorado students choose to live in Boulder in order to be close to CU, this guide will help you determine if this is the best choice for you. Many students also decide to share an apartment or house with roommates or housemates to help share the cost. When factoring in your total rental costs, don’t forget to include utility bills, cable television, internet, and phone service if you plan on using these services they are not typically included in your rent.