Can I move in Early?
Assuming that the current occupants vacate the apartment early, there is a possibility you can move-in early. This decision is largely up to the landlord. Sometimes landlords allow early move-ins for no cost. Sometimes they will want to prorate the rent to include payment for the days prior to the lease start-date.
For example: If you moved in three days early, you would pay the prorated fraction of your monthly rent. If your monthly rent was $1000.00 and you were moving in 3 days early on a 30 day month, the cost per day would be $33.33 and the total three day prorate would be $99.99.