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.

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 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.

When is the best time to look for or rent an apartment in NYC?

Find out when's the best time to look for an apartment for rent in NYC. We'll let you know when you can find the best lease deals as well as when the New York City rental market has the most active listings.

Our Guide to Breaking 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 takeover the remainder of your contract.

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.

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.

NYC 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.