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Friends don’t let friends get scammed. Share this guide with a fellow first-time renter in NYC.


Is it a scam? Here's how to tell

Keep an eye out for telltale signs like duplicate listing at different prices and a conveniently absent property manager.

Never, ever wire money or put down a deposit before you see the apartment—and as with everything in life, if the rent is too good to be true, it probably is.

Tips for Your Search

Just a few things to keep top of mind

  • Is it a scam? Here's how to tell
  • When to apartment hunt
  • What to look for
  • Questions to ask the broker or landlord
  • Never pay for heat or hot water.

Lastly: Websites & Brokers