When moving into your new Upper West Side rental, your landlord will typically require a security deposit equal to one month of rent. Sometimes two months of security is requested, either because it’s a small landlord who typically charges this amount, or because the tenant has a shaky financial profile. This money is meant to cover any damages caused by the tenant, outside of normal wear and tear.
Tenants of UWS apartment rentals should take certain steps when renting a new home to make sure they get their security deposit back when they leave. What are the best steps to take in ensuring that your security deposit will be returned? Let’s take a look. Read More
New York is frequently portrayed in many famous movies and TV shows. Everything from Zoolander to Friends depicts life in one of the world’s most prolific metropolis’. Recently, however New York has increasingly starred in a different type of film: the superhero action film. Over a hundred different heroes and their villains have ripped, blasted, and bashed their way across Manhattan’s skyline, and classic characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spiderman have been saving citizens for far longer (by the way, if you’re a fan of this genre and haven’t seen it yet, check out Marvel’s Daredevil; new to Netflix and set in Hell’s Kitchen). Read More
As an NYC landlord, there are a number of things you can do to avoid vacancies and keep your prices high. Having worked with numerous landlords throughout the Upper West Side, I have compiled a list of some of the best ways to maximize your rental income. Read More
Time to clean out your apartment! Spring is all about being fresh and ready for the new year, taxes are completed and you have a new outlook! Warmer weather, sunshine and all the greenery and flowers are finally returning. However, you may still be surrounded by all the excess things you accumulated last year! Best time to get organized! Read More