Brooklyn, NY asked in Real Estate Law for New York

Q: Is there a limit for how long it takes an application to rent an apartment in NYC? Can I get my deposit back if so?

It has been 3 weeks since I applied and I am running out of time to find a place. I was told the unit would be available by June 1, which is obviously not happening. I don't want to miss out on places just to find out I've been denied. Help!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The HSTPA of 2019 gave tenants in NYS substantial new rights. This includes limiting fees associated with renting an apartment to only $20 for a credit check. If you were charged additional fees, you may seek to recover them.

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