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There you go, finally aboutready's resignation.
Have fun. Carry on.
>What about the right of the landlord to rent his property to whomever he or she chooses?
The landlord bought the apartment without those rights attached.
Certainly we don't want the government to give extra rights to a party by taking away from another.
> You're also prohibited from buying the 3 bedroom apartment that sold for $250,000 in 1996, some things are just luck.
There is no prohibition involved there. Everyone is free to bid for the apartment in your example. It is up to the seller to accept or reject someone's bid.
> You can't "bid" for a lot of apartments. The existing tenant has rights.
What about the right of the landlord to rent his property to whomever he or she chooses? What about my right to bid for a private rental apartment? These are not publicly-owned properties.
This is NOT A NO FEE LISTING!
Agreed! Rentals in those neighborhoods are more than a lot of great Manhattan neighborhoods.
Am I correct that rents in prime Brooklyn (Heights, Cobble Hill) have now crossed above or at least reached parity with Chelsea/Flatiron/Tribeca? Never thought I'd be priced out of Brooklyn back into Manhattan!
I moved into the Dunbar in March and I haven't had a problem with anyone in the area. Our apartment renovations were great and the space is unbeatable for the monthly rental price.
The train being 1/2 block away is perfect and runs express.
I'm not sure what is meant by "the neighborhood is just too far away from being good" but living in NYC means you need to keep your head up and be aware of your surroundings. I feel comfortable in this neighborhood and I actually enjoy it.
PS, the apartments in the Dunbar get amazing light at all hours of the day. My roommates room is orange and glowing in the morning and my room is beautiful all day ( i have two windows on each side)
What else can I tell you...
The trash in the stairwells is frustrating but some residents in my building sweep their floors if the super has not come by. Its a give an take as any non-luxury building would be.
I've gone to a lot of restaurants in the past month, everything is convenient and delicious. Jackie Robinson Park is a big plus for me. The view of Yankee Stadium is nice as well.
THe new building 305 WEST 150TH STREET is selling out fast......hopefully the new people there will start the momentum going to help improve the immediate neighborhood.
scared - this area is getting better but I wouldn't recommend it now (even though I own buildings in this section) - it's too early in the process I think
- the Dunbar complex has been a huge drag down on the neighborhood for decades so it's nice to see that the new owners are fixing it up. I love the PS90 renovations and would love to live in a building like it - but the neighborhood is just too far away from being good.
Once the gas stations are gone on 145th and condos are in place then it will be much better.
But I'll add - living right along Jackie Robinson park is worth considering now ......
How's this location.....are amenities and restaurants improving in this area of central Harlem?
I'm confused - why are you so confident that the prices will go down in the fall that you're willing to make the recommendation on streeteasy? What's to stop them from going up another $100 in July and not coming down at all in the fall? Waiting for renovated 2 bedrooms to get much cheaper than $1,800/month seems risky???
$3600 for 1 beds and 2 bedrooms for $5800, it is going to be tough to get those rented
Studios at 2700ish 1br's in the higher 3K range.... do you think its priced right?
Thanks for the advice. I spoke with them and they are okay with resigning along with the guarantor. I couldn't find a lease extension form online that included a guarantor, so I'll just reuse my usual form and update the dates accordingly.
Be careful going month to month. Most likely the guarantor's obligation is limited to only the period of the original lease.
I would get the tenant and the guarantor to sign a 3 month "Extension of the Lease". You could most likely draft a simple paragraph for the tenant and a separate paragraph for the guarantor using common sense.
Historically, Sept 1 is a great weekend to find a new renter.
It's really depends on your comfort level, but if their behavior has shown you that they're good, nice people, the odds are probably in your favor that they will pay. No one wants to get in a fight with their landlord, potentially lose their security deposit, etc.
If you think they're liquid enough, you could say that you're fine not to re-sign a lease but you'd need the 3 months in a lump payment sum. Get creative, find something where you both are getting what you want! If they're reasonable people, they shouldn't get offended if you tell them that you need some level of protection.
Thanks for the comments. Surprising you said Sept msadewitz. Actually they had asked to renew until end of Aug. Likely at which point they plan on moving. So it will be a ripe time to look for new tenants. I guess I'm just not sure if I should go through the hassle of lease signing for 3 months or do no lease and take their word that they will pay their rent and leave Aug 31st??
svroad makes a great point. If you're planning to continue renting your condo out, it's advantageous to you to have it on the spring/summer cycle. Higher rents, more demand, etc. I've seen statistics that say that the highest demand, as well as most leases, are for apartments with Sept 1 lease start. So maybe try to arrange for that?
If they want to stay past Sept 1 though, I'd consider charging them a premium. Try and get yourself some compensation for having your apartment on the fall/winter leasing cycle.
Please help me how do I change my email address?
It is firstname.lastname@example.org
But all my contact are using my family email email@example.com
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I have done work at the Sheffield and three of the owners who rented out their homes were not sponsored units. There might be some sponsors but it seems some purchased their apartments as an investment.
A lot of the rentals in this building are by the same broker companies. Are these sponsor owned units? And if so, is there any way to rent directly from the sponsor?
ps, i just got a 2 bedroom, 2 bath at 72 Orange. Sponsor rental.
apologies, I meant 164 Atlantic. http://twotreesny.com/residential/browse/rentals
125 Court & 200 Atlantic Avenue.. put yourself on the waiting list
I work in manhattan near grand central and want to live somewhere either extremely close to borough hall 4/5, high street a/c, metrotech a/c, or bergen street F. Any good suggestions for rentals? 184 Joralemon has a great location but is overpriced, some others we've considered are:
110 Livingston (seems decent)
166 Smith (nice but overpriced)
Archstone Montague Street (overpriced and ugly)
The Addison (heard bad things)
We'd prefer not to live in downtown proper, so less interested in something like the Brooklyner, even though it seems pretty nice.
Any other ideas?
Is it common to use the sq footage of the terrace in the total sq ft? The apt is around 750 sq ft inside. It has a huge terrace. Combined around 1,200 sure, but I've never seen a listing just use the sum total as the sq ft.
has this building improved after all of these years? Pros/cons?
Wow, pretty expensive for those "amenities."
I have lived in the building. I agree with everythng that has been said. A tenament building in a nice neighborood. I had a very expensive bike stolen from the bike room. It was stolen by the son of one of the people working in the building. The person who told me also works in the building and was fearful of losing his job when he told.
ok, thanks i will will stay away for sure
Security is non-existant, bicycles and other items disappear___you mean even the rich steal bikes now?
(Discussing building at 115 East 92nd Street) One of the worst serviced buildings in Carnegie Hill. You will wait endlessly before the surly elevator guys get off their butt in the basement and answer the lobby or floor bell. Frank, the super, has one answer whenever you need something...NO! Security is non-existant, bicycles and other items disappear. Good luck renting here. Your friends will be embarassed to be let off on the dark, dreary floors.
They'rehttp://streeteasy.com/nyc/user/register_dialog?origin=discussion&return_to=back lovely but extremely overpriced.
Does anyone live here? Seems like they've had a tough time filling it up, but the location seems great and the interiors looked fine on our visit.
We rent at the Brooklyner and it's an excellent building. You need to be dog tolerant as most apartments have pets. There's no barking or any other nuisance, it's just in the elevators and going in and out of the building. If you have a dog or cat then you'll love it here.
111 Lawrence Street on the Metrotech Park, which has the advantage of enhanced security *and you need enhanced security in Downtown Brooklyn* in my opinion. Also it's a beautiful park; busy during weekdays but quiet otherwise. We have a noted coffee emporium on the park, a French bistro, concerts in the park sometimes.
We are moving out soon and I'm feeling sad about leaving the Brooklyner. We have really loved it here.
we're thinking about renting in this building and would love to hear if people like living here. any problems with plumbing, heating a/c, or pests? is the management responsive to problems? how is the noise level? any insights would be most appreciated. thank you!
Obsessed, much? Why hide your comments on unrelated threads?
drdrd and I have had a very civil relationship here for years. people are afraid of you here because you are insane. bunny boiler.
Does anyone know how much Archstone Chelsea, 800 6th Avenue, is now charging for their fitness center?
Is this still available?
Looking for someone to sublet or take over the lease for our 1100 sq ft 1 bedroom / 2 bath (flex 2 BR) penthouse. Lease expires July 31, 2014.
$4450/month ($500 below what we are paying).
love the floors,,,and that kitchen,,with dishwasher,,great look
Matt - why don't you explain , why you think the Times Square bomber was a hoax?
Ricardo -- Matt stated, very clearly and with no wiggle room whatsoever, repeatedly , that the would-be Times Square bomber was planted by the government. Really, he wrote that. What he hasn't done is follow up tantalizing information with any evidence or further explanation.
please send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - i'd like to know what building you are in and I can better help you.
Thank you for the kind words, boxer1!
We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time with Glenwood. Providing our tenants with a great living experience is very important to us, and we are pleased your experience reflects that!
If you ever need to get in touch, please contact us at TenantRelations@GlenwoodNYC.com.
I have lived at 10 Liberty/been with Glenwood for almost 2 years (and rented in NYC for the last ten), and this is by far the best building and experience I have had. Clean, great service, everyone goes out of their way to help. The application process was rigorous and took longer than I would have guessed, but was worth it.
We are glad that you are considering living with Glenwood, Sally. We have buildings in convenient locations across Manhattan and The Brittany would be a great choice.
Our goal is to provide the best luxury living experience and highest quality service in New York for all our residents.
Please feel free to use the Contact Us page on the Glenwood website at http://www.glenwoodnyc.com/contact/ to ask any questions.
Hi. I read good things about the management at Brittany. But it was some years ago. Any comments please from current residents on how good the managers and staff there are? Anything that I should be aware of before I sign the lease?
MtgeProf's experience is very different from mine. It seems that 007 is right about different standards for different buildings.
At the Brittany, I have negotiated rent freezes several times, as well as one big decrease (after 2001). All staff have treated us well - doormen, repairmen, and escorts are all efficient, gracious, and helpful.
My recommendation is that you keep your focus on what is the more important issue - which is the rent itself. Negotiating the appropriate rent seems to be what is really missing in today's rental environment - and learning this skill can save you the cost of the broker's fee many times over during you tenancy there.
If the owner or broker you are dealing with does not want to negotiate the rent, find another apartment and another owner and broker.
Agreed. I would be happy to discuss this with you in more depth.
I am a real estate broker at Douglas Elliman, grew up in Manhattan and can help you find something.
Feel free to email me at email@example.com so we can set up a time to chat.
Just like there's room on SE for yet another troll post on this topic, there's room for negotiation of the 15% fee.
My husband and I have been looking for a rental apartment. We are not working with a broker on our end, I am finding listings on streeteasy and going to look by ourselves. Since we are largely looking at condos that are investment properties, there is almost always a broker on the landlord's end (ie we're not going to management companies for no fee apartments). I completely understand the need to pay a broker and am grateful that at each apartment a broker is there to walk us around, but if that is all the broker is doing, do you think there is room to negotiate down the 15% fee? If we had our own broker, wouldn't they have to split the fee anyway? Just trying to get a sense for what is reasonable.
Thanks for your responses in advance.