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Gail Gladsto…, Other/Just Looking in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
Broker requesting security deposit and broker fee before I have even seen the lease.
This process is a little off. Leaving a deposit to hold the apartment is fine, but make sure you receive a receipt for the money that indicates it is for the apartment.

You have a r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Rental Basics in West Islip
Richard Rawd…, Real Estate Pro in Southampton, NY
Richard Rawdin answered:
Security Deposit
No more than the rental price for the weekend. Make sure that they have renters insurance, and you can have this same insurance on your current policy.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Southampton
Ann Ciardullo, Real Estate Pro in East Hampton, NY
Ann Ciardullo answered:
Rental Condos or private home
condo; co-op; or private home . . .it all depends on your needs. Private home is great if you don't mind maintenance a condo or co-op is great because you can use it . . . lock the doo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Rental Basics in Sag Harbor
Jonathan Ler…, Real Estate Pro in Scarsdale, NY
Jonathan Lerner answered:
I'm looking to build a rental on a lot I own in The Springs. What type of house will bring the best ROI?
The Springs is not a Luxury area, your best best would be to build a simple unit with lots of bedrooms and a pool.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Rental Basics in East Hampton
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
I have a house to rent, what should I look out for?
I would definitely consider using a broker. A good broker can run a check on prospective tenants and get you documentation to confirm the income and credit. If the agent is experience ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Rental Basics in 11772
Kelvi Cunnin…, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan, KS
Kelvi Cunningham answered:
is there a certain measurment that a bedroom window needs to be in a house rental .?
Yes. There are area specific code requirements that need to be met to consider the window a legal bedroom window. This is very important to check before installing a window or purchasin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2011 Rental Basics in 11741
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Who came up with the brokers fee = 1 month rent, in the Long Island, NY area? I have never seen that any where else?
Brynn, it is also done in NJ............
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 6, 2011 Rental Basics in Northport
Gail Gladsto…, Other/Just Looking in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
Is it legal for a family of four to live in a rented studio apt.? Original lease was for 2.
You need to speak to your attorney on this. The Department of State frowns on Realtors practicing law.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2009 Rental Basics in Suffolk County
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