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Renting in NYC can seem daunting. The competition is stiff and the process is overwhelming and very fast.
Every New Yorker will be able to lend you their tips on how to navigate finding and securing your next place. Some of it will be great, some of it, not so much.
Here’s an expert guide on renting in the city. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you have about neighborhoods, transportation, what’s included and what is not.
We can answer them all.
The fee here refers to payment for the services you receive by a NY State licensed broker or salesperson. Typically, the fee is a percentage of the lease total once the lease is signed.
No fee, on the other hand, indicates that the fee for finding an apartment, will be paid by the owner and not by the prospective tenant.
By hiring an industry expert to assist you in your search, you also open yourself up to being able to view a wider selection of apartments. Most landlords hire an agent to find a qualified renter. Usually, this is a free service to the landlord. If a landlord decides to pay the fee, it typically means that it has been on the market too long and that they are having trouble filling the space. Broker’s fees usually indicate a higher quality and more competitive apartment.
Below are some practical terms and definitions you might come across when looking for an apartment in New York City. Some of these may be used differently in other parts of the country so please make sure you familiarize yourself with them and avoid any unnecessary confusions.
Laws protect tenants from the dramatic and open unpredictable real estate market by capping rent increases at lease renewal time.
Pre-‐war versus Post-war
These are apartments were built either before or after World War II.
This is an apartment layout that typically mimics the long and narrow style of railway cars.
A townhouse made of brown sandstone, popular pre-20th century building material.
Generally five stories or shorter, these building have no elevators.
Open floorplan live / work spaces that could be used in varying ways dependant upon the tenant.
A lease or rental agreement sets out the rules landlords and tenants agree to follow during their rental relationship. It is a legal contract, as well as an immensely practical document full of crucial business details, such as how long the tenant can occupy the property and the amount of rent due each month. Whether the lease or rental agreement is as short as one page or longer than five, typed or handwritten, it needs to cover the basic terms of the tenancy.