NYC Rental Resources

Your guide to the NYC real estate market

Essential Questions to Ask When Renting an Apartment in New York City

Finding a decent place to rent in New York City is no easy task, especially nowadays, when prices are surging, and everyone’s fighting for the same listings. But if you’re one of the lucky ones and you’ve found an apartment you like, don’t rush in and sign that lease without asking a few critical questions first.

Essential Tips for Renting in New York City as a College Student

Starting college is stressful enough as it is, but as a newcomer student in New York City, you have the added stress of finding a decent and affordable place to live. We’re coming at you with a quick guide to help ease your search for a rental in the city. You’ll surely need it, so be sure to give it a thorough read.

Roommate Agreement Guide and Sample Template for NYC

It's essential to sign a roommate agreement before moving into a new place with your roomies. We'll explore what this document should include and provide you with a sample NYC roommate agreement template.

Must-Know Tenant Laws and Rights in New York City

If you’re a renter in New York City or are planning to become one, you should be aware of the local laws and regulations. It’s also crucial that you know your rights as a tenant so that you’re prepared for any situation that might arise. We’re going to give you a run-down of the important things you should know as a tenant in NYC.

A Guide to Renters Insurance in NYC

So you’ve found the rental of your dreams and are ready to move your belongings and get settled in your new home. But before you get too comfortable, you need to consider getting yourself a renters’ insurance policy, regardless of whether you live on your own or with roommates. Many renters make the mistake of ignoring this advice, and sometimes things go wrong and they end up regretting it. Here’s what you need to know about renters’ insurance in NYC.

Rent-Burdened New Yorkers Turn to Coliving, Sacrificing Personal Space for A Good Location

If you’re contemplating making a move to New York City, then we should warn you, finding a place to live will be your biggest challenge, especially if your budget is limited. New Yorkers nowadays are heavily rent-burdened, but paying rent is especially more difficult for singles, who are increasingly turning to coliving, living with roommates, or even moving away from the Big Apple altogether.

Tenant Rights in NYC- What is the Warranty of Habitability?

According to Real Property Law 235-B, there is an implied warranty of habitability in every New York City lease. This covenant requires that the landlord maintain apartments so that they are fit for human occupancy, that all things work as expected and that no conditions in the apartment exist that may harm or even kill the tenant. Additionally, the implied warranty of habitability applies to the common areas of any building. A landlord’s implied warranty of habitability cannot be waived orally or in the tenant’s lease agreement, as that would go against public policy and any such attempted waiver unenforceable by the court.

NYC Tenant Rights and the New Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019

On June 14, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (“Act”). This Act will fundamentally change the New York City real estate industry and is considered the most significant tenant protection legislation ever passed by New York State. This Act directly affects property owners, property managers, and tenants for both regulated and unregulated units, inside New York City and throughout the State of New York.

When’s the best time to start searching for your next rental apartment?

Are you counting the days and weeks until your current lease ends? Or maybe you’re in a month to month lease and are waiting to find the perfect apartment to call home. Here at PropertyClub, we know that timing’s everything, so we’ve come up with some useful tips and tricks on when to start your apartment search.

How to break your NYC apartment lease

Whether you’ve outgrown your space and want to find a new place, lost your job and can no longer afford the rent, or are moving to another city for work, breaking your lease can be a serious headache in NYC. We'll walk you through all the available options from breaking or assigning your lease to subletting your apartment for the remainder of your lease.

NYC Sublet Laws

The average one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan costs approximately $3,400 a month. As such, sublet and short-term rentals are very popular. Whether you are looking for a sublet for three days or three months, in the fast-paced New York City real estate market you are bound to find a listing that can meet your needs. However, current New York City tenants should tread lightly because illegally subletting your apartment may be grounds for eviction.

7 Tips on How to Negotiate Your Monthly Rent

Have you ever asked about the possibility to lower the asking monthly rent on an apartment you’re interested in leasing? It’s only natural to ask, and it happens countless times each day; prospective renters tour an apartment, decide they like it, and begin to ask if the neighbors are loud, if there’s street noise, how much the utility bills average as well as the inevitable “Is the rent is negotiable?".