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.
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.
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