Hunting for a cheap apartment off-season may increase your chances to land a lease. Try to look for a new apartment in the winter months: December, January or February. You can find better deals on your unit in winter because supply is typically greater than demand and landlords advertise reduced rate apartment contracts to attract renters. As a renter in the off-season, you may be able to negotiate with your landlord and cut a deal. Landlords might offer to waive your monthly parking, provide a storage unit at no cost or include all your utilities in the monthly rent.