You shouldn't need anything until you apply for the apartment. You can tell the agent that you have a guarantor if you want, but they shouldn't need anything beyond that until you find the place you want.... more
I'm familiar with your building. I have a friend who owns an apt. there and I used to live down the street. You are right that there aren't any apts. for rent there right now which is the best time to get more $. If you want to give me a call tomorrow I will tell you how I think you should handle this.
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