if your apartment is rent stabilized, you absolutely must know your rent history. Why? Because your landlord would love to remove your apartment from the rent stabilization system, which happens to approximately 20,000 apartments per year.
The real estate agent/broker is disappointed that he won't get to keep his commission. So he's telling the renters that they will have to forfeit it to the 'landlord'. Ha! The landlord isn't going to keep that commission and he knows it.
How can you compel a landlord to fix a buzzer?
The fact is, when you’re trying to qualify for an apartment rental, some of the items on your credit report that can pose a threat to your plans might surprise you. Here are 5 surprising credit report entries you absolutely must fix.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has created a website for renters to track New York City\'s worst landlords. \"We want these landlords to feel like they\'re being watched,\" de Blasio said. \"We need to shine a light on these folks to shame them into action.\"
One of the most stressful parts of moving into a new apartment in New York City with roommates is figuring out who gets which room and then deciding how much each person will pay in rent.
A judge ruled last week that an Upper East Side renter could break her lease because her landlord failed to deal with her complaints about second-hand smoke.
What, if anything, can a tenant in New York do when the building he is renting in is being foreclosed upon?
The lease on my apartment expires in September. He wants to show it to potential buyers now. We are eight months away from the end of the lease. Can I refuse to let him show it?
It can include a real estate broker adopting the Native American tradition of burning sage in an apartment in preparation for the first open house. It can also extend to include the afternoon-long space clearings that Ms. Wendell does with clients,
Are you planning on renting an apartment in New York City? Do yo have to make trade-offs because your budget isn\'t unlimited? Do you have some credit glitches? Do you need a guarantor? Are you from out-of-town?
Apartment hunting in New York City is not easy, and Department of Buildings officials warn that some spaces that sound like good deals may actually be illegal apartments.
Tenant leaders are pushing for the passage of a series of pro-tenant bills, including a full repeal of vacancy decontrol...
The city\'s Rent Guidelines Board voted Thursday night to raise rents by 2.25 percent on one-year leases and 4.5 percent on two-year leases.
Legislation that would require landlords to inform prospective tenants of bedbug infestations passed in the Senate early Thursday afternoon and in the Assembly a few hours later.
In December, I signed a lease for a new apartment. The owner wasn’t present, and the agent didn’t provide a copy, but he said the owner would give me a signed copy after I moved in. The owner did, but only after he crossed out the line that read, “Heat and hot water are included”
And despite such a statist boon, this ungrateful tenant is still unhappy. While his landlord renovates other apartments, for obvious reasons, he will not renovate Burke’s apartment.
All of their possessions — clothes, furniture, everything — were ruined by the water or the resulting mold. Is the landlord responsible for replacing these items?
This law will require landlords and any other person who uses a tenant screening report to asses a potential tenant’s suitability for housing to disclose the name and address of the tenant screening company which prepared the report.