There are already some listings on the market that have 9/1/13 start dates! This is a bit early, but do start looking in late June/early July and be ready to provide all your financials, a good recommendation from your current landlord, first month's rent, 1 month security and the Broker's fee of 15% of the first year's rent. If you are thinking of renting a coop it can take 4-8 weeks for Board approval and you will need a lot of documentation that your agent will help you prepare (the Board Package) for example: the last 2 years of tax returns, letters of reference, personal & business, letter from your employer and many other documents that the Board will require. So it is best to be super ready when your find your new home - the NYC rental market waits for no one, especially downtown.
Senior Associate Salesperson
The Corcoran Group
1226 Madison Avenue, New York NY, 10128
Member of The Real Estate Board of New York