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March 18, 2014 9:46 AM Subscribe
How can three guys with slightly wonky income situations get an apartment in NYC without a guarantor?
posted by Geppp to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Me and two of my friends are looking to rent an apartment in Brooklyn, most likely in the Prospect Heights/Bed-Stuy areas. We are looking to pay ~2600, moving in either April or May. The problem is, we have disparate and slightly unique income situations:
Roommate 1 - Steady income, ~45k a year. No credit.
Roommate 2 - No income until September, but dad will foot the bill until then. Job in Sept pays ~70k. Good credit.
Roommate 3 - Currently lives in Los Angeles, but moving to NYC. No job in NYC, but has decent amount of savings. Does "brand promotion/ambassador" and that sort of marketing. Has made a decent living for himself in LA doing that, plans on doing it in the NYC area. Good credit and rental history.
Ideally we would try to get a guarantor, but the only person we know who fits the income requirement has (understandably) declined to cosign for us.
Does anybody have any experience renting in the Prospect Height/Bed-Stuy area? How flexible are landlords when it comes to working with strange situations such as ours? Realistically, what are the chances that the three of us actually get a place in our present situation, and what is the best way to go about looking for an apartment given our current circumstances?