Everyone in NYC knows that living here is expensive. In fact, if you are moving here from another city, you can expect to pay approximately twice the rent for half the apartment you currently have. What you might not know, however, is just how much real estate prices have risen over the last 10 years.
Like many NYC renters, you probably have a lot to say about your landlord-and you probably wish you knew about problems with the building before you moved in. Complaining about this to your friends and family doesn't do much good, however. Fortunately, the new Rentlogic browser extension can help renters avoid troublesome landlords and buildings before they sign a lease.
Anyone who currently resides in New York, or who is looking to move to the big city, has likely faced a number of sleepless nights asking this exact question: Should I rent property or should I own?
Battling with your landlord in housing court or facing eviction are experiences tenants should not have to face alone. If Intro 214-A passes, they won't have to.
Airbnb experienced a tenfold increase in booking between January of 2010 and June of 2014 in NYC. This translates to big money for NYC residents who use the rental platform. Revenue by renters utilizing the site has also increased. One estimate has these numbers doubling every year from 2010 to 2013.
My name is Serge Joseph. I am a partner in the law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph. The attorneys in our firm represent individual tenants and Tenant Associations in many HPD-supervised Mitchell-Lama developments throughout the City, including in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.