A couple of middle-manager-ish employees perhaps bent the rules a little bit for us and allowed us to transfer a lease to new parties, completely getting us out of the lease. Should I/how do I say thank you? [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Jun 29, 2014 -
So I've just gotten a job in San Francisco and my GF and I will therefore be leaving New York and moving. I've never lived more than 125 miles from NYC before, so I need help with understanding the logistics here. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge
on Feb 10, 2014 -
Our apartment in New York is rent stabilized and we love the neighborhood it's in. I was very, very lucky to find this place back back when I was single. But in April we are moving to London temporarily (maybe for two years?) because of a job my wife has taken.
The dream scenario is that we could leave our furniture, find someone we trust to sublease to, and have the option to come back in two years. Or if things go terribly in London we could come back earlier. But there's a complicating factor and I don't even know if the rules would allow us to sublease for very long. Details below. [more inside]
posted by theory
on Jan 14, 2014 -
I'm looking for an Oct. 1st roommate share in Brooklyn, and so far I'm coming across shockingly few places listed on Craigslist. Is there another list I'm not aware of? I already put word out to my network.
-- I've lived in BK for six years (Crown Heights + Park Slope), and have never had trouble finding a place before.
--Budget is $1100 and under.
--Looking to stay for 6 months or longer
--I'm searching under "rooms & shares" AND "sublets & temporary"
posted by jessca84
on Sep 20, 2013 -
I'm planning to move from one NYC neighborhood to another at the end of the summer. Though I'm 99% sure I'll be able to cover all potential expenses (movers, security deposit, first/last month's rent, broker's fee), I was wondering if there's a reputable
company that advances small loans to help cover these costs. [more inside]
posted by incomple
on May 14, 2013 -
I'm moving to New York and don't know a lot about neighborhoods. Where should I live? [more inside]
posted by naoko
on May 1, 2013 -
The other night there was a fire in my friend's building in New York City; the fire was on the 10th floor, he lives on the 21st. He wasn't present while the fire happened, but there was smoke damage to his apartment, particularly to his clothes. My friend doesn't have renter's insurance. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog
on Mar 12, 2013 -
I’m currently in NY in an apartment without water, sewage, heat or electricity. I’m living elsewhere until my area gets these services back. As I understood it, an apartment without these sorts of things (not to mention the stench of sewage and sea water eating away at the belongings in the floor below and the mold that must be growing there – I think the tenants down there are simply walking away and not cleaning up) is considered uninhabitable. Aren’t renters, by law, not obligated to pay rent until these issues are fixed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 2, 2012 -
I can't believe I'm trying to find an apartment in NYC, especially on such short notice, but I guess I am. Is there some kind of apartment-finding service anyone recommends? Am already looking at Airbnb - good? Probably need something cheap, tiny, convenient for a few months (one person working in Times Square), then something for two people and possibly a cat for the remainder of the year. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Feb 19, 2012 -
Moving to New York from Florida to take a job at the beginning of January, and i'm having some trouble finding a good place to live, mostly that I don't really know how to find good places that aren't on craigslist/padmapper. The friend i'm going to live with works in Greenpoint, so we're leaning heavily on that neighborhood, just off the Greenpoint or Nassau stops, so only one of us has to take the subway to work. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew
on Nov 29, 2011 -
What is the legality/propriety of leasing apartments in NYC for the purpose of renting them out on vacation rental websites? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 1, 2011 -
NYC Realestate filter. Best ways to find an apartment sublet this August, and then a rental. Must be on the E/F subway line. Questions about subletting/renting -> Clinton/MidtownEast/LIC-queens neighborhoods follow. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia
on May 6, 2011 -
In New York, when searching for a rental apartment, what are some rule-of-thumb features usually associated with NOT having pests or vermin -- features that you might be able to find just by looking at, say, the Craigslist ad (e.g. refurbished apartments with granite countertops generally a good bet, high-up apartments, etc.)?
posted by shivohum
on Nov 10, 2010 -
We're looking to sign a lease on the apartment we currently sublet, with the support of the current tenant. The management company has indicated they will increase the rent. We want to minimize (or eliminate) the increase. How to negotiate this tactfully & effectively? [more inside]
posted by limon
on Sep 29, 2010 -
I'm looking for a big
hotel room or suite or apartment for rent in New York City for a single night. For 12 people. On short notice. [more inside]
posted by Plutor
on Jun 4, 2010 -
Recommend a cleaning person or service in/near Astoria, Queens? If a service, one that treats its workers well. [more inside]
posted by brainwane
on May 24, 2010 -
We're returning to Manhattan after some years. Do you have any suggestions on apartment hunting? [more inside]
posted by chengjih
on Apr 5, 2010 -
How to negotiate unforeseen problems with new living situation -- Dog peeing. Roaches. Roommate smoking -- Or should I just throw my hands up and move out in a few months? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone
on Feb 9, 2010 -
How do I protect myself from a situation like the one I read about (inside), where a sex-offender was hired as a super and was allegedly being inappropriate?
Can I/should I ask for background checks from anyone who has keys/access to my apartment, since it seems like the landlord is not required to do so (in NYC)? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist
on Feb 1, 2010 -
Investigating a New York City (Brooklyn) real estate fantasy: I sometimes dream of finding an odd space -- a small garage, a storefront, a storage building -- and fixing it up into livable space. I see examples around town of people who have done this. I've heard friend-of-friend stories. But I have no idea how one finds non-apartment real estate sale listings in Brooklyn (or non-new-obnoxious-condo listings, for that matter). Putting aside zoning issues and the like -- where could I start investigating? Craigslist/Streeteasy/Trulia don't seem to help.
posted by the jam
on Feb 1, 2010 -
Moving within Brooklyn - Should I consider Bushwick as a potential neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes
on Jul 30, 2009 -
Anyone have any experiences with or impressions of the neighborhood immediately around Yankee Stadium? I'm considering living there and commuting to midtown Manhattan. I know it's cheap--what are the other pros and cons?
posted by shivohum
on Mar 10, 2009 -
How do you find a better-than-decent apartment in Brooklyn without having to spend two weeks working on it full-time, and without paying a ridiculous broker's fee? [more inside]
posted by condorman
on Aug 14, 2008 -
Canadian moving to New York in September. Apartment-hunting in August. No credit history. Going to be a graduate student, so no fat salary either. But I can
get a guarantor with ample funds, and I can pay several months in advance, if it's necessary. What documents should I bring with me to New York? [more inside]
posted by limon
on Jul 1, 2008 -
I accepted a job in New York City that starts midsummer. I'm in school until the end of May. When do I start looking for a place to live? [more inside]
posted by goingonit
on Jan 6, 2008 -
How do I stop repeated door-to-door solicitation, inside a NYC apartment building? It wakes me up (I have to sleep during day shift) and it's really frustrating. [more inside]
posted by lorimer
on Oct 31, 2007 -
I'm moving to Ithaca, NY for grad school, but it's tough to find housing from a distance. Any suggestions regarding rentals and neighborhoods? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty!
on May 31, 2007 -
We signed a lease (2 copies) on a new apartment in NYC, at our broker's office. The 2 copies were sent to the management company. As promised, the management company sent one of the copies back to us about a week later. It's got our original signatures, but the landlord didn't sign it! The line for the landlord's signature is empty. Doesn't this mean that we're bound to the terms of the contract, but the landlord is not? It seems very wrong. Is it normal? Should we demand a copy of the lease with the signatures of both parties on it?
posted by edlundart
on May 28, 2007 -
Have you done a short-term sublet (or housing swap)? If you were the renter: how did you evaluate applicants, and how did you help your subletter feel at home? If you were the subletter: what worked, and what do you wish the renter had done for you or told you? I'll be subletting my apartment in NYC but I'd love to hear from people in all areas & situations.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Asking for a friend: Help me find a cheap, safe, and convenient apartment in the Big Apple. [more inside]
posted by unexpected
on Dec 26, 2006 -
How do I get over my fear of moving? How do New Yorkers deal with this overblown rental market? [more inside]
posted by scazza
on Sep 12, 2006 -
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good way to get in good with my new neighbors?
posted by softlord
on Jun 10, 2005 -
I'm moving into NYC for the first time. It's a studio, but a relatively large one, and I'd like to partition it. I've looked mainly at shoji screens, but I'd rather not take up the extra space with the accordion footprint. I don't want to spend a huge amount of money, or do anything that requires a permit. What are some creative options?; for_name=condour75 [more inside]
posted by condour75
on Dec 16, 2003 -