As rental market tightens, landlords get pickier

In hot market, renters can expect extensive riders

From the September issue: Late summer and early fall in New York City is moving season — the busiest time of year for apartment hunters, rental brokers and landlords. And thanks to a hot rental market, this year is especially hectic. But before New Yorkers get the keys to their new digs, they first have to sign a lease.

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Nothing is as “complicated, and simple at the same time” as a New York apartment lease, said Harold Kobner, a sales and rental broker at Argo Residential in Manhattan. [more]