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Renting individual rooms in an apartment, what's up with co-op maintenance fees, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | January 18, 2019 - 3:00PM 

This week, readers zeroed in on some of the finer points of NYC real estate, including whether it is kosher for landlords to rent out individual rooms in an apartment and how maintenance is calculated—and why these costs for co-op owners are all over the map.

Here, in full, are the week’s top stories:

1) Ask Sam: Is it legal to rent out individual rooms in an apartment? (sponsored)

2) Why do NYC co-op maintenance fees vary so much from building to building?

3) Sales continue to slide in Brooklyn and Queens. Are price drops next?

4) Should I sign a one- or two-year apartment lease in NYC?

5) New North Brooklyn renters 'strike gold' as Cuomo cancels full L train shutdown

Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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