Finding a month to month lease in NYC might not be the easiest feat, but we’re here to say, it’s certainly possible. If you are just starting to plan for your big move here, don’t get discouraged! You might be surprised to find that there are more options out there than you think. The companies discussed in this article offer sublets and lease breaks as well as daily, weekly, and monthly apartment rentals

 

Leasebreak

Leasebreak launched their company in 2013 to improve the short term rental market in New York City. Their platform lists available sublets and lease breaks for local renters looking for short-term rental options. Blueground offers fully-furnished, equipped and serviced apartments in some of the world's most sought after cities. An apartment with a lease break means that a current tenant is no longer interested in staying for the duration of the lease. In these instances, a landlord may allow the tenant to move out early – although it’s usually only if they can find a suitable tenant to take over the remaining lease. 

Who uses Leasebreak

  • Renters looking for a short-term lease or a realtor trying to locate a short-term rental for their client
  • Renters who prefer to take over a lease, rather than enter a new one for a period of 1-12 months
  • Tenants who wish to break their lease and find a qualified renter to take over the lease
  • Brokers and landlords looking to increase traffic and visibility to their rental properties

Over the years the inventory of listings on Leasebreak has diversified. So, in addition to marketing short-term sublets and lease breaks the platform also includes long-term leases and private rooms for rent.

Using the platform

  • The website is free for anyone to uses
  • As a renter, all you need to do is create an account
  • When your account gets verified you can begin your search for apartments
  • When you find a property that interests you, contact the lister via email 
  • If they respond, you can set up a time to view the apartment
  • After the viewing, you can decide whether to submit a rental application to the landlord

 

Blueground

Blueground provides turnkey furnished and equipped apartments to business consultants, expats, and locals looking for monthly leases in NYC. Besides being a short-term housing solution for a minimum of 30 days, this company also offers services and support via an app. For instance, guests can schedule maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry all with just a few taps.

A living room in a leased apartment in New York City

Blueground offers apartments in the most sought-after areas of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. Furthermore, the flexible lease terms offered mean that you are never tied down to one apartment or one area. 

What to know before you book

  • Browse the monthly apartments in NYC and filter by your ideal area, size, building offerings, etc.
  • You can view and reserve properties as well as sign the lease online through the Blueground website
  • The apartments listed by Blueground come with equipped kitchens, so unlike a hotel, you’re able to prepare and cook meals
  • You will be quoted a monthly utilities estimate and any deviance from the estimate will be credited or debited

 

Airbnb

A‌i‌r‌b‌n‌b‌ is a popular vacation rental platform used to book very short-term stays. Users can reserve a rental for one night, one month or more. The types of properties available to book include apartments, condos, houses, private rooms, and more. If you prefer a month to month lease in NYC, booking a place to stay on Airbnb could work out well. At the very least, it can give you more time to find a different or more suitable monthly rental.  

What to know before you book

  • Each rental is unique, and the listings specifically state what type of property it is as well as which amenities come with the place
  • Review the photos, description of the property, the neighborhood, house rules, and check-in/check-out times
  • You can read reviews from previous guests before making your decision 
  • After you’ve booked a property, the host will contact you with specific check-in instructions and other pertinent details

 

HomeAway

HomeAway is another vacation rental platform offering guests nightly, weekly, and monthly rentals in NYC.

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They have a user-friendly website where you can find an apartment, townhome or condo. In total, HomeAway has over two million listings of rentals scattered around the globe.

How it works

  • When searching, filter results by the preferred amenities (check pet-friendly if you have a furry companion!) 
  • You can also use the map to narrow your search down to a specific neighborhood or area 
  • If you create an account, you’ll be able to save listings and revisit them another time
  • Once you’re ready to book, you can pay online

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