Rent Coach: Is my broker entitled to a fee even though he didn’t show me the apartment I’m taking?

Q. I just moved to NYC from out of state and have been looking for an apartment. I contacted the management office of a building about renting a “no fee” apartment. At that time, the management company sent me a…

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Check before you rent: How a TED Fellow is holding New York City landlords accountable

RentCheck.me, a new website created by TED Fellow Yale Fox, aims to make renting an apartment in New York less of a guessing game. Image: RentCheck Cockroaches. Moldy walls. Stolen deposits. Bad landlords happen to all of us, and it can be…

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