If Sandy Forced You From Your Zone A Apartment, You’re Entitled To A Rent Reduction

If Sandy Forced You From Your Zone A Apartment, You’re Entitled To A Rent Reduction

Another very helpful article from Gothamist to help us cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It’s clear that Hurricane Sandy has made looking for an apartment for rent in New York City more difficult. Hundreds of buildings are still flooded, damp, or have damaged electrical systems that makes turning on...Read more
Bad Credit? 7 Ways for Renters to Get Approved

Bad Credit? 7 Ways for Renters to Get Approved

Here's an article published for a national audience, but with New York renters right in the center of the target. The author's ideas are solid and workable. We have compiled some worthy ideas of our own. Take a look at our excellent renters guide, The Essential Guide for Smart Renters to see what we're talking about.

New York’s Rent Stabilization Law – Up in the Air

What it comes down to is that few apartments outside of Manhattan get de-stabilized, and fewer and fewer apartments in Manhattan remain stabilized. Do Manhattan developers really need the 421a tax abatements to make money on their projects? If they are getting a public subsidy, shouldn\'t the developers be forced to give something back to the city as well?

New York Apartment Renters, Time to Repair Your Credit Scores

Millions of consumers have fallen out of favor with the credit scoring gods. Whatever the reason, the rising number of foreclosures, short sales, late credit card payments and the ultimate credit sin — bankruptcies — have left black marks on credit reports most everywhere. So what can these people do to repair their credit?