Country Girl Moving to the City

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  • Kipper5
    2+ weeks old

    Country Girl Moving to the City. Moving from North Carolina to Queens. I just rented a two bedroom apartment near Utopia Playground. Do people rent rooms? It would be nice to rent out my second bedroom to help with the rent. Would that person also help with the utilities.

    • Hello Kipper,

      First let me welcome you to the great city of New York. Congratulations and I hope the we are treating you well.
      The simple answer is yes, people "share" apartments, normally referred to as a roommate. They usually pay half the rent and half the utilities, or you can average utilities for the month and include in the rent as a flat fee.
      Either way, the particulars on HOW you can do that will depend on your current lease. Take a look at the lease and see if there are any sections specifying the conditions of a new tenant moving into the unit. You should also call the owner/managers for the property to ask them as well. They will most likely ask for an application , and require that the new tenant(s) be added to the lease.
      There can be sever consequences for moving in a tenant without the owner's knowledge, usually specified in the lease.
      I would suggest looking for a close friend, using a roomate service, or you can use a reliable real estate agent to help you secure the right person.
      I hope this helps and good luck.

      Shayla Austin
      Rapid Realty

    • 2+ weeks old

      Yes, it's common for people to find roommates to split the costs of rent. You can put an ad on craigslist or other websites to find someone. Or you can contact a broker to help find someone for you

    • People do rent rooms, and the utilities are included in the rent. If there is any other way I can help, please let me know.

    • NotACreep
      2+ weeks old

      People rent rooms all the time. I am actually looking for a room myself, are you cute? I promise I am not creepy. I would check with your landlord to ensure that it is ok, or maybe just pretend this person is your roommate.

    • To be honest with you you can rent the room depending on the lease term but in the case that you could your tenant just have to pay for the rent you pay for utilities, with the cable is different if that person wants cable you can ask them to help you with the payments.