How do I get a Flip lease?

Most Flip listings are posted by tenants who are going away temporarily or permanently and want to move out of their space. The rest of our listings are posted by individual landlords renting space out or property managers who have made businesses out of leasing furnished rentals for one to eleven months.

In either scenario, the steps for finding, applying, and signing a lease and moving in are the same:

1. Perfect your search filters
2. Finish your profile
3. Apply
4. Sign the lease
5. Pay rent and a security deposit

Perfect your search filters

The best way to search is to set your basic criteria: start date, length of lease, budget and if you want a shared or an entire apartment. Search for exactly what you want and then send messages to people whose listings fit your criteria.

Many listings on Flip can be extended for longer time periods either with the tenant or directly with the management company.

You can also setup a search alert to make sure you're the first to hear of a new listing posted within your filters. On our search page you'll see a button that says Get Alerts. Click this and choose the email address where you want to receive alerts.

Finish your profile

A completed profile will serve as a rental application that can be submitted to a listing you're interested in.

Submit an application

If you want a listing, submit an application. You can start this process by clicking the blue Message button on any listing.

Sign a lease

If and when your application is accepted you should seal the deal with a lease. You can use our standard sublease if you don’t want to think about it (we’ve pored over the legal terms for subleases and other types of leases, and we think our lease is pretty great). You or the lister can also upload your own.

Pay rent and a security deposit

Some listers want to collect upfront rent or a security deposit before they sign a lease, or before you move in. All payments made on Flip are covered by our Listing Guarantee, which protects you against scams and frauds. Learn more about rent payments and security deposits.

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