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Bobby Neil, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Bobby Neil answered:
I am looking to move in mid to late August, which I have heard is when things get crazy on the market. How soon is too soon to start looking?
Hi Eva,
It's a bit early. Yes the Market gets heated up in August. But a lot depends on the size and location that you require. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Jenet Levy, Real Estate Pro in 10012
Jenet Levy answered:
Fee vs No Fee? Which is better for renters?
The "no fee" apts. are those where you go directly to the management company. This might work for you. However, if you would like the convenience of being able to see a wide variety o ... more
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Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
NYC tenants rights when showing an apartment?
DO NOT hand over any keys to this person. What you received was a call from a disembodied someone claiming to be a real estate professional. How would you be able to verify that?

NEV ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Rental Basics in 10021
Johler junior, Renter in
Johler junior answered:
What should I do if my landlord exaggerates damages and refuses to refund my full security deposit?
Avoid the issue to begin with by taking plenty of photos BEFORE you move in your furniture. Take another (identical) set of photos after you've moved out, just before you close the doo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 5, 2013 Rental Basics in East Village
Sanjaya Shak…, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Sanjaya Shakya answered:
I heard that in NYC, tenants don't have to give 30 days notice. This sounds fishy, but is it true?
All the landlords and property managements I work with require 30 days notice. It all depends on what tenant & landlord agreed upon and documented on the lease. So before you make any d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Rich Golio,…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester County, NY
Rich Golio, Esq. answered:
As a tenant on a month-to-month lease in NYC, can you give you 30 days' notice on any day of the month ?
You are only required to provide 30 days notice. You are not required to terminate on the 1st or 15th of a month, unless there is specific language in the lease that requires it. You wi ... more
2 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Rental Basics in 10024
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
with month to month lease (entered when new contract was not signed), how much notice must tenant provide landlord.
A minimum of 30 days written notice (send it in before the 30 day countdown begins). It is best to make sure they have received it so, mail it return receipt requested. The landlord has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Rental Basics in 10128
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
When is renting not money down the drain?
The obvious reply is...when you cannot afford to purchase. The first indication of such would be by knowing if you have enough downpayment, additional assets and very good credit.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013 Rental Basics in Midtown East
Owen, Real Estate Pro in New York County, NY
Owen answered:
What are good space saving tips for NYC apartments? I am looking to move into a smaller space.
, we still have small living spaces like efficiency studios (~200sf). Saving space is about how well you can utilize the room you do have through storage and organization. I'm a fan of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 20, 2013 Rental Basics in East Village
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
How can I achieve a month to month lease in NYC?
Hi Edith. It's tough to get a month to month in Manhattan. That might be more easily achieved if you need a short term furnished rental rather that an up front option. What you ask depe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 18, 2013 Rental Basics in Midtown Center
Adina Greenb…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Adina Greenberg answered:
What constitutes "reasonable prior notice" for landlord entry into rental apartments in New York City?
Usually that means 24 hours notice.
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Rental Basics in East Village
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Voices Member answered:
Is it normal to be asked for all these documents when applying for an apt in New York? see below details
Hi Erica,
Finding an apartment in NY can be a real challenge.
The documents that landlords will most often ask for are:
- application itself
- driver license
- employment letter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
Is a landlord required to carry out a final inspection with the tenant?
No, but it is advised as it cuts out any possible erros or pointing of the finger.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Lower East Side
Mirza Shafiq…, Real Estate Pro in New York
Mirza Shafique answered:
trying to rent a place and they keep emailing me for more info asking for codes to communicate a this seems like a scam period
I'm sorry to hear that you've been facing troubles in your renting process. You can give me a call if you require further assistance in finding a new home!
Cell: (646) 691-6795
Email: ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
John W. Chang…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
John W. Chang, MBA answered:
Can you really get in trouble for sub-renting your apartment? I hear of so many people doing it. We don't want to still pay rent & a
It varies, but you should consult the apartment lease or your landlord on whether subletting is permissible. If the lease says you cannot sublet, then you can't do it (same goes if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 8, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Armen Meschi…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Armen Meschian answered:
Is the role of a broker to only show an apartment to their client if somebody hires them to find an apartment to rent or is there a legal obligation?
Hi Harris,
My gut tells me that there is a deeper rooted question behind this question. All proper disclosures will of course have to be made in respect to the representation. If the q ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 4, 2013 Rental Basics in 10023
Trishia Hope, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
Trishia Hope answered:
When looking for an apartment, how do you narrow down your options?
If you don't know what features are available in your area, try exploring the websites of online apartment locator services. You can search for apartments based simply on whether you wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Jubilong, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Jubilong answered:
Is it typically a good or bad thing if the apartment manager lives on site?
I would say this is a good thing.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
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