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]
My lease doesn't end for another 7.5 months, and I just got a letter today from the landlord requesting I renew the lease by the 20th. Is this normal? [more inside]
How do I go apartment shopping in a small town? [more inside]
I live in Manhattan. I'm going away from this month until roughly March 2012. I have a desk, a sofa, a chair, a stool, lots of books, electronics, a bicycle and various other little things that I want to keep, but where to put them? Cheapest storage in New York or the surrounding states? [more inside]
Looking for resources / advice on finding a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months (Feb-July 2008). [more inside]
How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
NYCaptFilter: I'm moving to NYC (yay!) and sorry, but I'm going to drive you all nuts with questions for the next few weeks. #1: Best way to find an apartment? I know the city, but would like tips on finding a good place. Broker? Classified listings? Pitfalls to avoid? How do I find something rent stabilized? Any opinion about rentdirect.com? I promise to host a meetup when I get settled.