As others have said, there are different standards with each landlord.
Some will not work with you.
What's bad for one landlord may not be bad for another.
Some may want additional security - maybe 2 or 3 months instead of one which is more typical.
Some may want advance rent.
Some may want a guarantor.
So be prepared to pay more money upfront or get a guarantor is what you should be prepared for.
If you have any other questions ill be happy to help.
Raanan Laufer - senior VP
Alpha Properties NYC