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NYC RENTAL GUIDE



Step 1: Register your interest

The first step to finding the right property is to register with MMG by calling us at 212.967.7013 or by emailing us at info@mmgnyc.com. You can also visit our Fifth Avenue location, where you can discuss your property requirements with one of our local agents or register your interest about a specific property online. With thousands of properties to choose from, you can rest assured we’ll have just what you're looking for.


Step 2: Find the right property

Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements, you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria. We will update you via email alerts whenever new properties become available.


Step 3: Preview Available Listings

We're open at times to suit your busy schedule, convenient for viewing after work and at weekends. Our offices are open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and our agents available seven days a week. In order to secure a property, we recommend an early viewing. We will escort you to your viewings, ensuring you arrive in a relaxed frame of mind and then accompany you throughout so that we are on hand to answer your questions immediately and advise when necessary.


Step 4: Qualification

In order to qualify without a guarantor, prospective tenants must make an annual base income of no less than 40-50 times the monthly rent. For example, if the monthly rent is $2,000, each applicant must make at least $80,000 - $100,000, depending on the landlords’ requirements. In addition, each applicant must also have a stable employment history and a good credit rating. If applicants do not meet these requirements, a guarantor or extra security may substituted.


We recommend organizing and preparing the necessary information to bring with you (in order for you to be able to submit an application immediately) which includes:


•   Letter of employment and salary verification (include start date, if not yet employed)

•   Personal identification with photograph (driver's license or passport)

•   Bank account numbers (checking and savings).

•   Names, addresses and phone numbers of previous landlords

•   If applicable, names, addresses and phone numbers of accountant and attorney

•   Names, addresses and phone numbers of personal and business references

•   Last two (2) years tax returns

•   Most recent pay stubs

•   Expected bonus (verification from employer)

•   Additional sources of income with verification


Step 5: Submitting an Application

Once you have identified a suitable property, you will be required to complete an application for tenancy where you may state any special conditions of the offer and provide details for your references. We will then communicate this offer to the landlord. Please note that there is an application fee which varies depending on the landlord’s requirements. A credit check will be required as part of your application process.


Step 6: Application Accepted

If your offer is accepted you will need to be prepared to sign the lease and riders. Prepare certified checks payable to landlord for payment of first month’s rent and security deposit. The amount of security that will be required is determined by the qualifications of each applicant. The deposit will be held in an interest bearing escrow account for the duration of the lease. The deposit will be fully refunded at the end of the lease provided there is no damage to the apartment and all rent has been paid. Prepare certified check for the payment of the broker fee payable to Manhattan Management Group, LLC.


Step 7: Move in

On your move-in date you wil be given set of keys and landlord’s contact information. Congratulations! You can now move into your new home.