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Price boosters for co-op buildings, how to respond to a rent increase, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 4, 2022 - 2:30PM

This week readers visited Brick Underground to learn how New York City co-op buildings can boost prices for sellers. For example, loosening restrictions around in-unit washer/dryers, pieds-à-terre, and pet policies can increase interest and prices in the building. 

Also of interest: Three email templates you can use to negotiate when your landlord wants to raise your rent. 

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) 5 ways your NYC co-op building can boost prices for sellers

2) Landlord wants to raise your rent? Here are 3 sample emails you can use to negotiate

3) 8 real-life co-op board reference letters that work

4) From Chelsea to Murray Hill: I left ‘druggy corner’ for a quiet spot of my own

5) What will I pay in property taxes after my building's abatement expires?


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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