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Renewing a lease in a for-sale building, keeping pests away, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 1, 2023 - 2:30PM
New Yorkers crossing the street with a red light in Manhattan


This week, readers checked out a story about what happens when you have the right to renew your lease, but the landlord has plans to sell your rental building. Turns out, if you plan to exercise your option to renew the lease, it’s important to do it in exactly the way outlined in the lease.

Also of interest: senior writer Celia Young looks into a viral TikTok about keeping bugs from crawling out of your drain while you’re away. Yuck! Unfortunately, this is a very NYC problem—and Celia brings you a better way to handle it.

Here are this week's top five posts:  

1) Can I renew my lease even if the landlord plans to sell the building?

2) Taking a vacation? Here’s how to keep bugs out of your apartment while you’re away

3) Housing lottery launches for 173 apartments above a new public library in Inwood

4) What you can get for $1 million in West Chelsea, a cultural hot spot that's home to the High Line and Chelsea Piers

5) Are you an international student in NYC? Here's how to rent an apartment


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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