Leases usually start the 1st of the month, regardless of when the person moved in.
Most leases have "Tenant must provide 45 days of notice if they decide to vacate"
Thus, by Mid-late June, most of the August inventory has revealed itself.
You must know, most of the country has about a 10% vacancy. Manhattan has LESS THAN 1% VACANCY. SUMMER APARTMENT RENTALS IS THE ONLY TIME YOU WILL PROBABLY EVER DEAL WITH SALESPEOPLE (BROKERS) WHO ARENT KIDDING WHEN THEY SAY YOU CAN'T WAIT OVERNIGHT TO THINK ABOUT IT.
The apartments for August will thenl rent in the following order:
Best apartments that are nice (People who grab quick)--------> Worst Apartments that meet people's minimum space requirements (People who "don't prepare", "don't get with a good, reputable broker", "Don't realize what position they are in to negotiate", "people who think they will find a great no fee deal in Manhattan", until it is too late.)
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Unfortunately not. Most landlords will list an apartment about 2 months before it is available and would only hold it for you a few weeks after it was vacant. Either way you are a little too early to secure anything for August. What I would do is get an idea of buildings and neighborhoods you are interested in and preview them. Then you can revisit them later when the August availability is released and lock one of them down.
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