Renting an apartment in NYC
Usually, renting an apartment in NYC is one of the most fun activities to pursue in a lifetime. Of course, the statement above might be exaggerated and the experience depends on your point of view and attitude. Still, renting an apartment in NYC should be quick and easy as long as you know what to do and how to do it. One of the most important things to be familiar with when renting an apartment in the city is the paperwork and the landlord’s qualification requirements. Read all about this here. Once you familiarize yourself with the paperwork needed to rent an apartment in NYC, you can research all the neighborhoods and select one that you like the most. You can read all about NYC neighborhoods here.
Questions to ask when renting an apartment in NYC
People often wonder what questions to ask when renting an apartment in the NYC. We suggest you cover the basics and make sure you are clear on the following:
- What is the total monthly expense of the apartment? — Of course this is one of the most important questions to ask when renting an apartment in NYC. You do not want to be struck with extra assessments or expenses which remained hidden.
- What utilities are included in the rent and what do I pay extra for?—usually, the heat and hot water are always included in the rent, and you pay for gas and electricity. However, this varies, and it is your due diligence to make sure you know what utilities are included in the rent.
- How long has this apartment been vacant for?—the answer of this question might give leverage when you negotiate the price of the apartment. The longer the flat has been on the market for, the better your chances are to get discounted rent.