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What landlords have to provide, best sites for no-fee rentals, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
May 19, 2023 - 4:00PM
Sandwich snack shop "Joe's Busy Corner" on Driggs Ave, Brooklyn - Williamsburg


This week, Brick Underground readers were interested in our update of what New York City landlords must provide for tenants—you know, the basics like heat and hot water. Newcomers to NYC are often surprised by what’s on the second list in this piece—the things that owners are not on the hook for, like air conditioners, or shockingly—closets!

Also of interest—our new list of the best websites to land an apartment where you don’t have to pay a broker fee. With NYC rents at record highs, saving 12 to 15 percent of the rent on a broker fee is a big deal indeed.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) 11 things NYC landlords are required to provide, and 11 they’re not that might surprise you

2) The best websites for finding a no-fee rental apartment in NYC

3) How big an apartment can you get for $1,500 a month in NYC?

4) Our landlord is selling our building. What can we do to protect ourselves?

5) My landlord is charging me a fee for late rent payments. Do I have to pay it?


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer 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 New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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