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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
Tom Dawson, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Tom Dawson answered:
There is this person who is renting his home in the upper west side he is renting it in a affordable price but states that he isn't with a
Very likely a scam. As a broker here in NY, I don't know any building owners that require payment thru Western Union. At the start of a lease, the first month's payment and security dep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Rental Basics in Upper West Side
Stan Pau, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Stan Pau answered:
Is it normal to be asked for all these documents when applying for an apt in New York? see below details
Hi Erica

Some landlord do require all the documents.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco 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
Scams do exist, therefore always proceed with caution, and always verify ownership before exchanging any money; for scam related information see link below...
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/20 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Robin C.k. P…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Robin C.k. Plevener answered:
Disclosure form
In this case, "Agent" refers to either managing agent or the broker -- whichever entity was representing you. Is this a postwar or pre-war building? If postwar, there isn't a lead paint ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Raoul Sodoga…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Raoul Sodogandji answered:
When looking for an apartment, how do you narrow down your options?
Hello,

It is very simple.

You call a Real Estate Professional and he/she helps you thru that process.

Good Luck.

Best Regards,

Raoul Sodogandji
Member of ELITE
Licensed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Bob Brooks, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Bob Brooks answered:
As a homeowner renting out a property, what should one look for in a property management company? (Besides reviews)
reviews is the best way to start. yelp reviews.
proximity to the property-you want them in pretty close proximity to the property in question
6% of the rent roll less expenses is st ... more
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Janet M. Nat…, Real Estate Pro in Baldwin, NY
Janet M. Nation answered:
If one sublets their apartment, who is responsible for mutual damages in the space?
That obviously is going to depend on the agreed upon arrangement by all parties.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Mitchell Hall answered:
What are some ways to make your apartment more green?
Here are a few suggestions to make your home a more eco-friendly environment.

Take off your shoes when you get home! Did you know that 80% of indoor air pollutants are tracked in off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Rental Basics in Tribeca
Payment-Plan…, Real Estate Pro in New York
Payment-Plan Broker answered:
Are HPD inspections required for all rental properties in NYC? Or is it only if a complaint has been made about the rental property?
Hello Jenn,

HPD code enforcement officers comes out when a 311 complaint is filed (usually by the tenant).

If and when a filed complaint is substantiated, a Code Violation is issu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Rental Basics in 10017
Rafael Barbo…, Real Estate Pro in West Village, New York...
Rafael Barbosa answered:
When is the best time to look for an apartment in NYC?
You are currently in the best time to look for an apartment in New York City. Prices will go up soon as people will start to move more often In the next couple of months.

Rafael Barb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How can I make sure that I deal with a real thing and not a fraud?
Since no link is visible--see link for scam related information. Always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information...
www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/05/rentalscam.shtm
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Raanan Laufer, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Raanan Laufer answered:
If one has signed a year-long lease agreement but the building has been sold, when must they vacate?
The new owner is obligated to all existing leases. If the apartment is not rent stabilized than he is not obligated to renew the lease but as long as the lease has not expired you may s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Rental Basics in Upper West Side
Nicolas Puyg…, Real Estate Pro in New York
Nicolas Puygrenier answered:
What Is a Detached Condo?
Hi... Trulia,

It's a mix of a single-family home and of a condominium.

If you want to learn more, you should read this article: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/detached-condo-45804 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 21, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Tammy C. Ben…, Real Estate Pro in Katonah, NY
Tammy C. Benkwitt answered:
Are landlords required to have the carpet professionally cleaned between tenants?
Required? By whom?

There is no law requiring a landlord to clean the carpet. The only possible exception I can think of might be a Section 8 authority. But no.

Now, is it WI ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 25, 2014 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,

The law does not differenciate factual representations based on transaction type when it comes to residential real estate. (Note, RESIDENTIAL, as commercial is handled ver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 4, 2013 Rental Basics in 10023
Jenet Levy, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Jenet Levy answered:
Is it typically a good or bad thing if the apartment manager lives on site?
I would say it's a very good thing when there is a manager on site in a rental building. That means they have an eye on what's going on in the building. Therefore if something needs r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Tammy C. Ben…, Real Estate Pro in Katonah, NY
Tammy C. Benkwitt answered:
What is the best way to ask a random tenant, what they think of the apartment complex? How can one get in touch with a tenant?
Pick a sunny, warm Saturday afternoon to walk around the complex. Ask people coming out of the building or hanging around a local park. Talk to local shop owners near the complex and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Rental Basics in New York
Alex Aberle, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Alex Aberle answered:
Are all apartment maintenance requests handled the same way?
Hi Amy!

Good question. In fact, there are many different ways that maintenance requests can be handled. Some newer buildings have an online system for maintenance requests that you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Rental Basics in New York
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