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Lock Up Before You Leave!

Spring Break Safety!

Secure Your Property!

As you do whenever you leave your residence for a period of time, please make sure you secure your apartment. The warmer weather traditionally generates a rise in residential break-ins and with many apartments left unoccupied during these next weeks, house break-ins become a concern for the Boston Police Department.  
  • Lock all your doors and windows, this includes basement and side doors.
  • Remove all valuable items (laptops, iPads, game systems, etc.) from view and close all shades and/or blinds so these items are not visible to those who may look into your windows.
  • In addition to securing your apartment, ask nearby neighbors to watch the area around your house and/or dwellings. If they’re able to grab your mail while you are away, this can serve as an excellent deterrent to thieves looking for signs that residents are not home.
  • Please be mindful of the other items of value in your home, specifically jewelry or large amounts of currency, since these are often attractive targets.
  • Adding timing devices to lighting indoors and motion censored lighting on porches, the rear of your home, and in alleyways can be helpful so your unit or apartment is not a target at night.
Simple suggestions as mentioned above, along with taking a few extra minutes before you leave your apartments, can help prevent you from becoming victimized while enjoying your much deserved time off from your studies.

Paint Night at Green Briar

Private BC Event, $10 Tickets, Register Today!

Grab your friends and spend two hours, painting, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Food and drink may be purchased at the event. Valid ID required. The event begins promptly at 6:30PM on March 30th. Please allow extra time to get settled. If you're coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together. To book your tickets to this private BC event, click here: Tickets are only $10. Spaces is limited, book today!
Paint Night: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Snow Removal Tickets

Who Pays Fines for Failure to Shovel Snow?

Who is responsible for snow removal? According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (410.452):  "The owner shall maintain all means of egress at all times in a safe, operable condition and shall keep all exterior stairways, fire escapes, egress balconies and bridges free of snow and ice, provided, however, in those instances where a dwelling has an independent means of egress, not shared with other occupants, and a written letting agreement so states, the occupant is responsible for maintaining free of snow and ice, the means of egress under his or her exclusive use and control."

Essential this means that if you live in a multi unit apartment complex or home with shared access to a means of egress, then the landlord/owner is responsible for snow removal.  If you rent an entire home or have an independent means of egress (a means of egress that only you or your unit uses) then the tenant is responsible for the snow removal.

If you live in a multi unit apartment building or home and received a ticket from your city/town for snow removal, pass that ticket along to your landlord or property manager. It is their responsibility.  

Summer Sublet Assistance

Post/Search Summer Sublets

Going home for summer? Need a sublettor? Post your apartment listing or roommate profile on our site, Sign-up and log-in as "BC Students, Faculty, and Staff," then click "My Account" and then "Add a Listing." You can also link your apartment listing to a roommate profile. Finding a sublettor has never been easier!

Be sure to document your sublet agreement in writing! If you need assistance with finding an example of a sublet agreement, visit our resources page and print our sample sublet agreement form. 

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