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New York City Subletting and maybe leaving early?

What is an appropriate agreement to buy out an NYC apartment sublease in order to leave before it is through? [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Jun 16, 2014 - 1 answer

How easy to sublet a Long Island City apartment?

My girlfriend and I are thinking of re-signing a twelve-month lease, but we know we don't want to stay for the entire lease. How likely will we be able to sublet our Long Island City apartment, just across the river from Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 12, 2014 - 4 answers

Can I sublease my NY apartment while I'm gone for 1-2 years?

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 - 8 answers

Last apartment question on AskMe maybe forever hopefully

Is anybody going to rent to us in Chicago? We are recent graduates with mediocre credit, part-time jobs and no rental history. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jul 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Where should I list my apartment for a week's sublet

We won't be using our apartment for a few weeks and it would be great to earn a few bucks on it, but this is a 'nice if it happens' thing so I am looking for the single listing site which jointly maximizes ease of use and likelihood of rental. I would say no Craigslist as I would like some sort of middleman and perhaps rudimentary authentication. I have never used these services from either side, so feel free to mention any protips. If it matters, this is in New York City. Comparable apartments are asking $400+ / night (no idea if they are getting it, obviously).
posted by shothotbot on Jul 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Winter Tiiiiiiiiiiiiime / And the livin is eeeeeeeasy

Help me find my hibernation spot! NYCer in search of a winter (roughly Dec/Jan -> March/April) apartment somewhere in the Deep South in a city that A) has much warmer weather; B) offers drastically cheaper rent; and C) is a small town (basically, anywhere that isn't a big city). And, once I have a few city/region options, what's the best methodology for finding a place to rent if there aren't active Craigslist listings for the city/region? Details: [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Nov 16, 2012 - 25 answers

Finding Home, Avoiding Scammers: Craigslist Edition

How do I avoid Craigslist real-estate shysters? Added wrinkle: long-distance. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jul 30, 2012 - 13 answers

How best to use Airbnb as a host?

I finally got my act together and put my Brooklyn apartment up on Airbnb this morning. I'm a little surprised to be already receiving inquiries, and I realize now I really don't know how to vet these potential renters. For those who have hosted through the site before, what criteria do you use? Is no photo a red flag or is that normal? Is it suspicious or ordinary for them not to have much of a profile filled out? Are there specific questions I should be asking in my initial reply? (Will it make them suspicious if I ask for identifying information?) Are there scams to watch out for? Is there anything you'd add to a listing to head off potential trouble? [more inside]
posted by nobody on Jul 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Short term sublets in Venice, Italy

Help finding housing in Venice for 2 weeks, June-July! [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on May 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Why is nobody replying to my sublet emails?

I am trying to find a summer sublet in Portland on Craigslist. I have sent out a handful of responses to ads, but so far, I haven't gotten any responses--not even a "sorry, it's been filled" or a "sorry, you're not what we are looking for". Is this standard when looking for sublets in a major city, or should I be rethinking the wording of my contact email? [more inside]
posted by wondercow on May 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Problems I never thought I'd have: finding lodging in NYC for my fiance for several months / a year

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 - 12 answers

Have I made a tragic subletting error?

I'm worried I've entered into a completely unreasonable subletting agreement, and don't know how to get out or to solve the situation. [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Jan 5, 2012 - 29 answers

What am I allowed to ask for from a subletter?

What are the steps I can take to ensure my long-term subletter is financially secure with good credit and a steady income/guarantor? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Dec 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Can we find an NYC apartment?

We need to find a new NYC apartment. My husband's working and has good credit, but I'm unemployed and have terrible credit. We also have a cat. How screwed are we? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Finding a summer sublet in Cairo

What's the easiest way for an American to find a cheap apartment in Cairo for the summer? [more inside]
posted by dzkalman on Jun 13, 2011 - 1 answer

Advice for finding good sublet->rental on E/F train in manhattan.

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 - 1 answer

Once again checking to see if I'm an idiot.

Will I be able to sublet my Chicago (Pilsen) apartment, or does it suck? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

How to negotiate better rent in NYC?

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 - 3 answers

is it necessary and/or advisable to have a written contract between a subletter and a tenant in nyc?

should I worry about subletting a room in an apartment with no written agreement between me and the tenant on the lease? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jun 20, 2010 - 14 answers

How can I protect my apartment when subletting to strangers?

I am subletting my NYC apartment for 3 weeks to strangers. How can I protect myself and my apartment? [more inside]
posted by avex on Jan 1, 2009 - 9 answers

I need a place to stay in Manahattan!

If I were to want to get a good, sublet apartment in Manhattan (for just 2 months) starting in January 2009 through the end of February 2009--where should I begin? [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Sep 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Do I want to live in Daddy Day Care?

What sort of agreements should I make or information should I consider before moving into an apartment that would be used as a daycare during the day when my roommate and I aren't around? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 20, 2008 - 34 answers

How to find an August sublet in Seattle?

I'm moving to Seattle! How can I find a sublet for August? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jun 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Pre-dated checks for a sublet. Sketchy?

I'm subletting an apartment for the summer (June-August). Is it sketchy to be asked to give the original lessee three checks—two pre-dated for July 1st and August 1st respectively—at the signing? It seems slightly odd, but not necessarily sketchy. [more inside]
posted by thebabelfish on Apr 20, 2008 - 31 answers

10 weeks in London, < $5000. How can I do it?

I'm a Yank who'll be working in London for ten weeks this summer. My budget is really limited, and, with the dollar falling, it shrinks a bit more every day. Right now I could just use some general advice on living cheaply. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Mar 17, 2008 - 15 answers

Any way around my coop's "no sublet" rule?

I own a coop apartment in New Jersey. They don't allow any subletting at all. Is there any way to get around that? Just doing it and hoping I get away with it isn't an option because I have nosy neighbors who would probably rat me out.
posted by SampleSize on Feb 17, 2008 - 8 answers

How much is your w/d worth?

How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
posted by hattifattener on Oct 19, 2007 - 34 answers

How can I find housing in a city I've barely visited?

[Chicago Filter] Moving to Chicago in June. Start work 2 days later. No time to go to Chicago before the move. What's the best way to find an apt? (Everyone on CL wants to meet me first, which isn't possible.) [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Apr 28, 2007 - 17 answers

Please help me find a place to live temporarily in Austin, TX.

Please help me find a place to live temporarily in Austin, TX. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Apr 25, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I pick the right tenants to sublet (or swap for) my apartment, and how do I help them feel at home?

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. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Feb 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Should I commit to this sublet in Washington DC?

I am planning on subletting a room in an apartment for the summer located at 15th St NW and Fuller St NW, in the Columbia Heights section of the city. Should I be worried about living in this neighborhood, ie it's safety? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on May 29, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I quickly sublet my apartment?

How can I quickly sublet my apartment? [more inside]
posted by medpt on Oct 21, 2005 - 7 answers

Lease/Sublet/Screwed Myself and trying to move

6 weeks ago we gave 60 days notice we were moving out by July 1, and just got a letter yesterday from the property mgmt that the notice is not valid. We're now responsible for rent here until April 2006. I'm supposed to move across the country next week...... [more inside]
posted by sinical on Jun 11, 2005 - 21 answers

Looking for Housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Help me find residential (NON-vacation) housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico please [more inside]
posted by buddha9090 on Jun 9, 2005 - 2 answers

The One Where He Rents The Apartment

I'm thinking about entering into a friendly agreement over an apartment sublet with someone I trust completely. What sort of (mellow, low-grade, commie-loving) conditions should we have? [more inside]
posted by RJ Reynolds on Apr 11, 2005 - 7 answers

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