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How to kick out a roommate, the best virtual apartment tours, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 22, 2020 - 1:30PM

This week, readers visited Brick Underground for tips on how to kick out a roommate. Quarantining likely exacerbated existing problems with roommates and tensions are higher. If this is something you need to do, you may need to wait until it is easier for them to move. The first step is to have an honest, face-to-face conversation with your roommate, and remember that if they agree to leave, you're responsible for paying their part of the rent or finding a replacement.

Also of interest: The best examples of virtual apartment tours in NYC. With in-person apartment showings banned, many brokers are turning to apps and programs like Matterport, Asteroom, and Listing3D to create interactive and customized 3D virtual tours for their clients.

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

1) My doorman died from coronavirus and my building will never be the same

2) How to kick your roommate out of your NYC apartment

3) NYC rents hit record highs, new leases plunge as April market sees 'dramatic shifts'

4) Here are the best examples of virtual NYC apartment tours using Matterport, Asteroom, Listing3D, and Realync

5) How to work around a moving ban if you're buying or selling in NYC

And from this week's sponsors:

Executive orders change how NYC co-op and condo boards work [sponsored]

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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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