Everything You Need To Know To Win Over Landlords In NYC

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It’s rental high season here in the city, which means that landlords have the upper hand. So, this week’s SurvivalList focuses on all things landlord, including 8 things no landlord will never tell youhow to impress small landlords, the ups and downs of renting from said landlords and a first-person account of a mum-and-pop landlord situation (that feels a bit too much like living with your actual mum and pop).

In order to ensure that you’re renting future is a bright one, you’ll want to stay off landlord blacklists

Of course, problems can also arise after you’ve moved in — like what if your landlord is the noisy one? Or he’s slow to fix things? Or, to the extreme, he tries to poison you?

If for whatever reason — including landlord poisonings — you need to leave your apartment, we offer guidelines for breaking up with your landlord (a.k.a. breaking your lease).

But if you think being a tenant is hard, consider things from the landlord’s point of view — Their tenant could be a hoarder or a trust-funder (which comes with its own challenges). 

For these, and other landlord-related posts, click the links below.

For renters:

  • How to impress a small landlord
  • 8 things a landlord will never tell you
  • Ups and downs of renting from a small landlord
  • How stay off the landlord blacklist
  • Shushing a noisy landlord
  • Living with a landlord who’s a lot like…mum and dad
  • How to get your landlord to fix stuff
  • How to break up with your landlord (break your lease)
  • There are good landlords…and then there are those that poison you

For landlords:

  • What if your tenant turns out to be a hoarder?
  • Should you rent to a trustfund baby?
  • Should you rent to a company?

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