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What landlords must provide, renting in a co-op or condo, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 10, 2023 - 3:30PM


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This week readers checked out Brick Underground’s updated list of what landlords are supposed to provide tenants. Renters new to New York City may be shocked by what’s not on the list of requirements, like closets and air conditioners!

Also of interest: Renting in a co-op or condo is a shortcut to getting a nicer space but not always a long-term situation for tenants. Many co-op and condo buildings restrict how many years owners or shareholders can rent out their units or sometimes owners decide not to renew your lease because they are selling. Be sure to get as much information as you can about how long you can expect to rent if you're considering a co-op or condo building.

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 pros and cons of renting in a NYC condo or co-op building

3) New Yorkers moving out of state save more money on housing than taxes

4) Your rental checklist: 15 things to watch out for when signing a lease in NYC

5) How to carve out a chic, comfortable home office in your NYC apartment or townhouse


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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