NYC Rental Resources

Your guide to the NYC real estate market

NYC Rental Requirements & Apartment Application Checklist

Whether you've found your dream home and are ready to submit your rental application or you're just starting your apartment search and want to get a leg up on the competition by having your paperwork in order, our NYC Apartment Application Checklist has got you covered.

How to Break a Lease in NYC

Breaking a lease in NYC can be tricky, especially if you want to avoid costly fees. This guide will explore your options from an apartment lease break to an assignment, where a new tenant will take over the remainder of your contract.

Best Time to Rent an Apartment in NYC

Depending on what your goals are, the best months to rent an apartment in NYC are either May and June or October and November. Late spring and early summer are best for apartment hunters who want lots of options, while the fall brings better prices and less competition.

Best Renters Insurance in NYC

Most landlords in New York require tenants to carry renters insurance. Although this may sound inconvenient, a typical NYC renters insurance policy will only cost around $100 to $150 a year and will protect your belongings, making it worth the investment.

New York Sublet Laws and Legality Guide

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.

Warranty of Habitability NYC: Real Property Law § 235-b

According to New York Real Property Law 235-B, there is an implied warranty of habitability in every NYC apartment 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 is unenforceable by the court.

Tips For Renting an Apartment in NYC as a 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.

Income Restricted Apartments

Housing in the US can get expensive, but there are affordable housing options for those who qualify. Income restricted apartments are housing units reserved for low-income residents who would have trouble affording apartments priced at market value. 

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.

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

If you’re a renter in New York City, you should be aware of the basic rights NYC tenants have. This guide to the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and existing laws and regulations will ensure you have the rundown on everything so that you’re prepared for any situation that might arise.

11 Tips on How to Negotiate Your Monthly Rent

If you're wondering if apartment prices are negotiable, the answer is an emphatic yes! In this guide, we'll teach you how to negotiate the rent on an apartment with a property management company or an individual landlord.