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Blanca Marsh…,  in New York, NY
Blanca Marsh-Weinstock answered:
I'm moving to Manhattan the begining of Sept and will be renting inititally. When is the best time to come out and secure an apt? Mid July or
Apartments do not stay out on the market for months, if they do there is something wrong :) you can come check out some buildings, then keep an eye out.
blanca
Manhattan Life Real Est ... more
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First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
I know it sounds self-serving to say so, but the most important thing a renter relocating to New York City can do is find a good agent to look out for your best interests.

For starte ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
what are the rights of the sub landlord in canceling a month to month lease?
Check with your lawyer. Don't rely on "the general consensus" unless those providing it are lawyers who've reviewed your lease.

Recognize you may not be able to g ... more
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Fran and Mark…, Real Estate Pro in Yardley, PA
Fran and Mark Redding answered:
How do I verify ownership of a New York City apartment being rented by an owner in London?
Jim

Go to the building talk to the super and get the contact information for the management company. Talk to them for confirmation of ownership. Do not send any money to anyone until ... more
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Claudia Barr…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Claudia Barritt answered:
coop bylaws
It is every individuals right to have a guest in their home. Coop boards are concerned about illegal sublets, but a share holder is allowed to have someone stay in their apartment or ev ... more
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Candy Galas,  in New York, NY
Candy Galas answered:
Dispute over rent due on leaving our apartment.
Sounds strange since she is the one that told you to move out. However if you take her to housing court it will reflect as a negative towards you when you try to rent again.
Landlords ... more
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Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Startup apt filmer seeking feedback - Here's a link to a video of an apartment my company made (www.ApartmentStreaming.com). What's
Rory,
Chimes at start was excellent touch. Needed more post production attributes. Either using voice over or text identifing the bed room from the living room would be helpful.

Wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 13, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Ian Christie, Real Estate Pro in NY, NY
Ian Christie answered:
Need lots of advice...
Hi Nina,
If you are looking to purchase a unit in Manhattan the down payment can vary from 10-25% It varies from building to building. Condo or Coop.
When looking for an apartment I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 3, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I have rented from HDFC for some years now can this lead to future problems in getting a new lease
Without much information not sure the question is fully understood--if you are concerned about your lease renewal, review the by-laws/building's policy; see if renting is allowed.. ... more
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John Bohan,  in 10013
John Bohan answered:
Where is the cheapest safest place for me to live if I am in search of a job in Manhattan?
New York is pretty safe. I would be happy to help you find some place in nyc you would safe, comfortable and of course inexpensive. Feel free to call or email me to discuss exactly wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 10, 2012 Rental Basics in New York
Charles Davis,  in New York, NY
Charles Davis answered:
Renting a condo in NYC
In every condo rental I have ever worked on, annual utilities such as heat and hot water were factored into the asking rental price. However, utilities like electricity, gas, cable, an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 21, 2011 Rental Basics in New York
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in NY,
Christopher Moseley answered:
Is this common that OPs are paid to a listing broker only if there was no other broker involved?
Sounds fishy...just ask the question and get it in writing/email. Make sure you are present at the Lease Signing with your client!! THEN discuss AND review!
Good Luck,
Chris Moseley
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Brooke Davida…,  in New York, NY
Brooke Davida, SVP answered:
What does it mean when rental adverstisements state that you get one month free with a year's lease. Is there a hidden catch?
No, there is no hidden catch. It means that after your 12th month of payment you will receive an additional month free. If you have other questions, I am happy to help you.
Brooke Davi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Rental Basics in Upper East Side
James 'Jim'…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
James 'Jim' Endress answered:
Im on the verge o getting Evicted and I have some questions.
if you go through the whole eviction process it is going to show up on your rental history when you go to rent another apartment even if its in another state. it would be wise to inclu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2011 Rental Basics in New York
Janet Resino, Real Estate Pro in NY, NY
Janet Resino answered:
UWS rental question: what is considered market monthly rental price for a one-bedroom apt in UWS well maintained, building (3d floor of 3 flr walkup
Figure about $2,000. Possibly a few hundred less or any amount more. Most apts now have a broker's fee attached to them. If there isn't one, it is a good deal.
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Rental Basics in Upper West Side
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
My landlord provided me one set of keys; I paid $20 each for 2 additional sets. He wants all 3 sets back. Do I charge him for the 2 other sets?
I don't know what kind of relationship you have with your landlord but putting myself in your shoes, you paid for the keys; he should reimburse you for them. Just my opinion (as a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Rental Basics in Upper East Side
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
saw listings at very low prices w/ month-to-month leases; are longer term stays typically available or are these tyically for only a month or two?
Usually for these types of leases only a tenant on month to month is allowed property is usually for sale .

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Adv ... more
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Shelley Stein,  in New York, NY
Shelley Stein answered:
saw listings at very low prices w/ month-to-month leases; are longer term stays typically available or are these tyically for only a month or two?
Longer term leases of 12 to 24 months are very common and available.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 Rental Basics in 10012
Weichert Rea…, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Weichert Realtors House and Home answered:
Is there always a rent increase built into a 2 year lease?
Hi Mahesh,

In general there is a rent increase built into 2 year leases. I have seen differing rates of increases depending upon the building, but it is pretty standard in NYC. You ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 4, 2010 Rental Basics in New York
Jason Haber, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Jason Haber answered:
When is the best time to rent in NYC?
Short answer: when you need an apartment! Long answer, the rental market in NYC tends to be cyclical with the peak season from the middle of May to late August. However, in a city wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 24, 2010 Rental Basics in New York
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