My husband’s interviewing for a job at one of the colleges in Boston, and I’m poking around on-line just to see what we’re looking at if he gets it. One thing I notice is that many of the apartments don’t include heat (unlike Chicago), and most of them say “Oil Heat”. What sort of budget should I be allowing for that for a 3 or 4 bedroom apartment? Obviously this will vary, depending on insulation, window integrity and so on, but I honestly don’t know if I should be expecting $25 a month or $2500 a month.
For a specific property, can I trust the landlord to know and tell me honestly? Can I ask to see the prior tenant’s heating bills or anything?