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Given the amount of FRBO junk you see on free sites (I'm looking at you, Craigslist), SE finds it easier to maintain the quality of their listings by weeding out those with no financial incentive toward honesty. You get what you pay for.
I'm not sure if I'm missing something, but I find it curious that StreetEasy charges $175 to list a for rent by owner, but as far as I can see if you're a broker a listing is free?
It would almost seem to me that the opposite would be the intuitive format. Encouraging FRBOs without broker fees would increase the range of options for people looking to rent. Or am I missing something?
>As an almost decade-long resident of Manattan,
As a former resident of the building, I advise anyone considering the building to perform some serious due diligence.
The Beekman Regent Condominium is absolutely fantastic. Warm, welcoming and elegant. It has one of the most courteous and respectful staffs that I've ever interacted with. As an almost decade-long resident of Manattan, I've had a plethora of experiences with building employees across the board. In my opinion, that is one of the top 3 considerations when choosing where you live. The concierge is respectful, attentive and organized. The doorman actually OPENS the door for you and assists with deliveries and taxi hailing. Whenever I walk in, he greets me with a smile on his face. To me that makes a profound difference. I sat in the lobby for over an hour to get a real feel for how the building operates, and my experience was very pleasant. The hallways, amenities and common areas are excellently maintained. As for the apartments themselves, the layouts are MUCH more generous than a lot of other condominiums. Dining rooms you can actually fit a table in and enjoy. As for the king-sized bedrooms, the advantages of that are implicit. By and large, the residences feel like homes and not cookie-cutter Manhattan apartments. The Townhouse and Loft units (for those who can afford them) are some of the most unique and creative apartments I’ve ever seen. I've been in buildings in the past that made me discouraged and disappointed. This is not one of them. I would recommend The Beekman Regent to any and all. Two thumbs up.
After 8 years, wonder what the OP's rent is.
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THIS RENTAL IS $4500!
STREETEASY is not updating the system properly.
You complain about the "horrendous" conditions, yet you stayed two years??? You are a moron and deserve what you get. It was a rental and you could have moved whenever you wanted, especially if the conditions were as "horrendous" as you stated. Have you ever heard of breach of contract? Yet another example of idiotic New Yorkers. God I'm proud to be a Californian!!!!!!!
Be wary of the management company - they were rude, disrespectful, and definitely unprofessional. Their upkeep of the building was absolutely horrendous and they seem to care very little their tenants; in particular health and safety. During our two years in this building, the heat was always a problem and at times, dangerous in the winter. The security of the building also came into question as the locking door mechanism was frequently broken, thus leaving us in a building without any secure entryway. Be very careful.
Have you contacted NYC? If there are elderly tenants or ones with handicaps this could be a violation. Only way to find out is to contact the appropriate authorities.
So why don't you move instead of renewing? Because everywhere else (presumably with working elevators) is too expensive? Now you know the cost of having a working elevator.
Are you renewing?
Sorry to hear this is more than a case of a broken toilet seat.
Just want to say, the elevator is STILL broken and unworking! My landloard gave me some money off, but not enough, and then raised the rent for the sublet renewal. This is not a case of a broken toilet seat. It's now been almost a year with no elevator!
I inquired about this apartment and made an appointment to see it, but on day of appointment was told by agent that it's a different apartment in a different building in the neighborhood. Renters beware!!!
If this is a coop, then it's pretty normal. They should however get back to you. SS#'s are always required because this is how credit is checked. If you apply for a rental building, the approval process is usually very quick!
We applied to a 2 bedroom listed by Lori/Tri-State in another building (May and June 2015) an it was an incredibly frustrating, and borderline corrupt, process.
They may have different / insanely long process as compared to other buildings, but she never proactively communicated it or set expectations for how it would work or how long it would take. We saw the apartment and immediately submitted an application. She asked for every single piece of personal information you can imagine from me and my family, from account numbers, to six months of statements to years of tax returns to social security numbers. For obvious reasons, this is data that we hold very close to the vest. And then NEVER got back to us with a decision one way or the other, not even after a month of follow up.
Perhaps it's an insanely slow and antiquated process to evaluate applicants, or a ploy to collect applicant fees, or worst of all, a scam to gather personal information, but regardless it’s absolutely unacceptable.
And... it's not just that apartment. The condo is suing the sponsor, architect, engineer, etc.: anybody involved with the design, construction and sale of the place. Here's the complaint: https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=jrmNhQHhgYEGf0lYu6KhkQ==&system=prod
DO NOT RENT!!! -- You will have major problems!... Also, the real estate agent is very shady and dishonest.
Not sure if lease assumptions are how it would work in a stabilized situation. More likely the landlord would want to end the existing lease and then have you sign a new one, called a 'vacancy lease,' because a vacancy means they get to bump up the legal rent by a big chunk (over and above the small annual increases).
They can choose to charge you less than the legal rent (your actual rent is called a preferential rent), but under current law the preferential rent is only in force until the next renewal, at which time the rent can be adjusted to any other number below the latest legal rent.
Read in depth at http://www.nycrgb.org.
I have a unique question - I am taking over the lease from someone who has to break it. She is paying $2,050 and advertised it as such. Now the management company is saying the new rent is actually $2,150. Are they any stipulations about this in NYC? This is a rent-stabilized building and I'm aware this is a unique case, but shouldn't I be able to take her rent and wait until her lease term is up until they raise the rent? Which is set by the city (1% for this year).
I see that the neighborhood here is SoHo.
...let the games begin
Hi, looking for long-term studio rental. Can anyone suggest which Tudor City building might be best suited for stability, well-run and maintained? Appreciate all advice.
So while doing my research on the building I found that 20% of the units are reserved for low income tenants making ~$30K/yr.
Since that's 235 units, that's quite a lot of low income people to deal with(a 6 story housing project has 100 units, so we are talking about 2 ghetto buildings worth of people inside the building). Especially since a building like this will be slow to fill up, so the first year or so it'll be pretty much just you and low income tenants.
For those of you who lived in buildings like this before, what's it like? Do they mostly keep to themselves and try to fit in or should we expect low brow trashy behavior?
Unfortunately there's no such thing as 'fair' when it comes to market rentals. Landlord has the right to raise the rent whatever percentage he sees fit; you have the right to move. That said, there is no harm in trying to negotiate. If you are a good tenant he *may* consider shaving off a point or two.
David, join us tomorrow on Fulton Street for a game of 3 Card Monty.
Advice please; is a 5% increase in rent reasonable for the following:
Location = Downtown Brooklyn, 51 story tower, 5 years old
Apartment = approx 690 sqf, 1 bedroom, high floor, views south over brooklyn, modern appliances
Current rent = 3320
This is the end of my first year at this location. I recall being told the rent usually increases around 1 to 2%, I wasn't expecting to be 5% - wishful thinking? : )
We just moved from this building. We found the doormen and the management team to be very responsive. The doormen I cannot praise enough. They really take care of you. The building is very well maintained also. There are zero vermit issues in the building to my knowledge; we never had a problem in the 2 years we were there. The building historically had trouble with AC, but the management team just installed a new system for the building. True, they did not turn it on until June 1 this year, but I believe that was because they were finishing installing the new system. I'm not sure. The traffic noise can be a little loud during rush hour. Good water pressure, at least in our unit. Three elevators that are always working and efficient. Can't beat the location for grocery, gym, and metro or bus access. We though we were 'overpaying' but did an extensive apartment hunt in the area, and decided our unit was very fair priced compared to similar units in similar buildings with similar amenities (often with worse metro access). We thought the apartments in the Blake were the 'nicest' of any we looked at in the area - very high-end furnishings. We also thought the noise level was high for a bit in March, but there was only 2 weekends in March were there was a real issue w/ construction which is now over at least on 63rd street. The noise level is on par for NYC unless you have an apartment above the 40th floor in any building. Overall, a great place to live, very convenient and nice, and we enjoyed it very much.
This gas outage is in C0lumbia C0unty or somewhere else?
Seems like more people are moving out than moving in due to gas outage for an extended period.
don't be stubborn. compromise.
Has the landlord signed the lease and do you have a copy of the signed lease. If not you are out of luck. Unless both parties signed, the lease is not in effect. Sorry.
Hi, I signed my lease renewal after asking for a rent reduction because it went up too much, and they sent me the lease with $50 even less rent price. So I signed it because I thought they were giving me more reduction and I even gave them the check, but they called me 2 days later and told me the price was wrong and want to send me a new one with $50/month more. Is this common? I obviously don't wanna pay $50/m more and wanna keep the one that I already signed. Can I do that based on the fact that I already signed? If anyone has any idea, please help me out! it'd be much appreciated.
I am not sure which apartment you are refering to, but according to this listing:
"Pets Allowed" To my knowledge I have yet to see a case where a cat is not allowed if "Pets Allowed". Large dogs and "aggressive breeds" are usually the exception. Good Luck!
Are Pets ( a cat) allowed in this apt.?
And check to make sure that the move-in deposit is returned to you after the move if no damages have been incurred. I did run into one condo that basically charged a move-in fee based on the size of the apartment and kept it (good way to build up a reserve fund).
I would ask why there is both a "processing fee" AND a building app fee, as the building's managing agent is usually the one handling rentals, so this would seem to be a double dip.
The $500 leasing fee is usually paid by the owner and is paid to the condo. This is normal. The owner can however, try to get the sublettor to pay it but it is a bit greedy. Generally, one pays first month's rent and one month security but again, it is up to the owner. The move in deposit is normal however the amount is not. It's usually $500 and is returned upon move in provided there are no damages to the building during the move.
If the listing says "no fee" and it is indeed the agent's listing - the agent who showed you the apt, then something sounds fishy here. If it is someone else's listing, or an "open" listing, then there's nothing you can do.
The amounts are very steep so I'd be very sure that you can a) renew for at least another year or more and b) Be sure you really love this apt and that you are getting a fair rent and determine next year's rent NOW!
A few questions as we embark on signing a major financial commitment in a great condo building on UES: Listing was "no fee", broker looked surprised when we showed him that on listing. Then said that was for "half" because there would have been another realtor. Then fell to roughly 25%. is he double dipping?
- $2500 move in deposit? Supposedly immediately returned money?
- $650 processing fee AND $500 leasing fee???
- $1000 building app fee (normal)
- First and last month rental (normal)
Some things here seem unusuale and / or aggressive? comments from folks appreciated.
It's june now, there is still no gas. It's more likely to take 6 months total to have gas restored. Meanwhile, gas stove won't work and dryers on every floor don't work either.
Currently have no gas due to a leak they are fixing. Has been ongoing for 4 weeks and will likely continue for another 4 weeks until around July 2015. Just a warning if you're looking to move in.