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If you ask any renter in New York City, the rent is too darn high! We’ve all heard about steep rent increases in the city, but only some of these are legal. Read on to learn more about how much landlords can raise rent in NYC.  Does New York City Have Rent Increase Laws? New … Read more

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Thousands of New Yorkers decide on getting roommates when they choose to save money on rent. If you’re a native New Yorker, you might have a buddy you’re willing to room with. But, if you are new to town, you will need to find a roommate. Luckily, NYC has plenty of roommate-finding websites. How do … Read more

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New York City’s rental broker fees are difficult to understand and navigate. There was even a legal challenge to potentially banning NYC broker fees at one point, but they are still around and perfectly legal.  What is a NYC Broker’s Fee? In NYC, a broker’s fee is the fee a renter will pay to a … Read more

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In New York City, the rent is exceedingly high, so the local government incentivized landlords to offer apartments at a discounted rate. That’s why income-restricted apartments are in such high demand.  What are income-restricted apartments? Income-restricted apartments are residences rented out at a price below the market rate. These apartments are part of a public … Read more

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If you’re looking for an apartment, you’ve probably already noticed that there are many different types of apartments available and being marketed to renters.  Having lots of different types of apartments can be a good thing. After all, it means you have a lot more selection, but it can also be confusing if you don’t … Read more

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It’s very common for landlords to require a credit check before approval of your rental application. This might seem like a major hurdle if you’re trying to get your first apartment and have no credit history. Luckily, you can rent an apartment without credit, but it will take a bit of extra preparation. Renting an … Read more

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Landlords can charge whatever they like to rent a unit in a building they own (except for rent-regulated apartments). However, tenants also have the right to negotiate.  With so much competition from other potential renters, negotiating with an NYC landlord can often be challenging. But if you’ve built a solid relationship or have some additional … Read more

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