Leasebreak is NYC’s 1-12 Month Rental Marketplace
Guess what is one of the most frequently asked questions by a prospective tenant when inquiring about a New York City Apartment.
Will the landlord do a 3-month short term rental on this? A 6-month short term lease? A 9-month sublet? How about any short term rental between 1 and 12 months?Now guess what the answer is, 99% of the time.
No, sorry.Hopefully you actually get the "Sorry" — because landlords and agents are so sick of hearing this question, you may get just get the abrupt “NO”. People talk about how difficult it is to find a traditional 12-month apartment lease in NYC. Now try finding a rental for less than 12 months! Why do people look for a short term lease in the Big Apple? Well, here are some recent examples, quoted from hopeful renters using Leasebreak.com:
“I will be working in New York for the next 6 months before relocating to Atlanta, GA and I need a place to call home while here”
“Need a 3 month short term lease while renovation is ongoing”
“Need an apartment for my summer internship in New York City”
“Need to get on a different lease cycle so I can move in with my girlfriend in October”Unfortunately, there had been no marketplace focused on rentals between 1 and 12 months...until now! At Leasebreak.com, we focus on the renter who does not necessarily need a 12-month lease. These “shorter term” stays can come in many forms, and they are all represented on our website in fairly equal proportions.
- We have “leasebreaks”, which are situations where tenants need to get out of their 12-month lease obligation, and they post their lease with the remaining months on our website.
- We have “short term rentals”, which are posted by tenants, agents, or landlords, who have apartments for rent for a lease term of less than 12 months, but nobody is wanting to “exit the lease early”.For a tenant, this could mean they are moving to Florida for 6 months in the winter and are looking for a 6-month renter.For a landlord, or an agent representing a landlord, this could mean an apartment — usually furnished — which is being offered by a landlord for a short lease in hopes to get a higher monthly rent. For some landlords, these are the kind of rentals they focus their business on. For others, they are simply filling a vacancy before a 12 month lease starts.
- Finally, we have “shares”. These are situations where roommates are posting that a room is available in their apartment.