Finding a good landlord in NYC
November 2, 2010 3:50 PM Subscribe
I know how to find a good apartment. How do I make sure that apartment has a good landlord?
posted by ocherdraco to home & garden (19 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
After becoming fed up with our situation in our current apartment, my boyfriend and I are thinking of leaving, and soon. But I'm paranoid that we'll end up with another bad landlord
who doesn't trust us or isn't responsive to requests for repairs or some other awful landlord shenanigans that I can't even imagine.
Is there anything I can do to find out how a landlord will be before I move into an apartment? Will using a broker help in any way? Are all rental buildings likely to be better in this regard than renting a co-op or condo directly from its owner?
All my previous apartments have been found without brokers, and rented directly from the owner (who, in all cases, used to live in the apartment I rented). Should I avoid that kind of rental altogether?