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What to know if you can't make rent, ways to restart a stalled deal, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 3, 2020 - 12:30PM


This week, readers visited Brick Underground for what to know if they have lost income because of the coronavirus outbreak and are worried about paying rent. All evictions have been suspended—housing court is closed—so you can't be kicked out for not paying your rent at this time.

Also of interest: What to do if you have an NYC apartment under contract, but the deal is stalled. Some buyers and sellers are resorting to creative ways to get the deal closed, like a "parking lot" closing. 

Here, in full, are this week's most popular posts.

1) Worried about paying rent? Read this before approaching your landlord

2) I am staying in my Manhattan apartment to ride out the coronavirus outbreak—for now

3) With layoffs soaring, calls increase for a NYC rent freeze

4) Have a NYC apartment under contract but the deal is stalled by the coronavirus? Here's what you can try

5) Owners may be able to skip a mortgage payment, but what if you rent?

And from this week's sponsors:

Ask Sam: What happens if you have a case pending in NYC housing court during the coronavirus crisis? [sponsored]

What are the do and don'ts for our board as we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic? [sponsored]


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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