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Roommate Finder

As NYC rents continue to increase, having someone to help split the potential cost of rent can either help lessen your own financial burden or allow you to afford a much nicer apartment in the neighborhood you want. The real question is - how do you find the perfect roommate? Here at RentHop we'll connect you with a roommate specialist who will assist you in that search! Don't stress out, though. We're here to help. To find a roommate, click below.
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 2
4 hours ago
1420 Dekalb Avenue, Apt 3R
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,400 Room 2 Bath
By Karolina Jaloszewska
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Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,050 - Photo 1 Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,050 - Photo 2
4 hours ago
1186 Park Place, Apt 1
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,050 Room 3 Bath
By Daniel Nadew
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $825 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $825 - Photo 2
4 hours ago
1180 Halsey Street, Apt 3
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$825 Room 2 Bath
By Daniel Nadew
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Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,425 - Photo 1 Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,425 - Photo 2
2 hours ago
285 Saint Nicholas Avenue
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,425 Room 1 Bath
By welcome@junehomes.com
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Room, Hamilton Heights Rental in NYC for $1,000 - Photo 1 Room, Hamilton Heights Rental in NYC for $1,000 - Photo 2
4 hours ago
615 West 136th Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,000 Room 1 Bath
By welcome@junehomes.com
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Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,054 - Photo 1 Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,054 - Photo 2
17 hours ago
95 Wall Street, Apt 807
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,054 Room 2 Bath
By Julian Forero
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Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,100 - Photo 1 Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,100 - Photo 2
5 hours ago
260 Moore Street, Apt 208
East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,100 Room 1 Bath
By Steven
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Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,700 - Photo 1 Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,700 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
200 Water Street
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,700 Room 2 Bath
By Cory
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Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $1,350 - Photo 1 Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $1,350 - Photo 2
5 hours ago
441 Bainbridge Street, Apt 2
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,350 Room 1 Bath
By Tania
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $850 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $850 - Photo 2
1 day ago
80 Grove Street, Apt 1
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$850 Room 2 Bath
By Champ Kilpatrick
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Room, Long Island City Rental in NYC for $1,650 - Photo 1 Room, Long Island City Rental in NYC for $1,650 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
43-25 Hunter Street, Apt 948E
Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$1,650 Room 2 Bath
By Vincent
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $750 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $750 - Photo 2
1 day ago
80 Grove Street, Apt 1
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$750 Room 2 Bath
By Champ Kilpatrick
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Room, Manhattan Valley Rental in NYC for $1,200 - Photo 1 Room, Manhattan Valley Rental in NYC for $1,200 - Photo 2
6 hours ago
4 West 103rd Street
Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,200 Room 1 Bath
By Eric Bounrern
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Room, Midtown East Rental in NYC for $1,825 - Photo 1 Room, Midtown East Rental in NYC for $1,825 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
136 East 55th Street, Apt 11Q
Midtown East, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,825 Room 1 Bath
By Corey Schneider
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,450 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,450 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
311 Melrose Street, Apt 1A
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,450 Room 2 Bath
Christian Dosamantes, Bushwick Expert
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $900 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $900 - Photo 2
5 hours ago
265 Woodbine Street, Apt 3
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$900 Room 2 Bath
By Pamela Frank
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Room, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $1,580 - Photo 1 Room, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $1,580 - Photo 2
2 days ago
505 West 37th Street, Apt 326
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,580 Room 1 Bath
Emmanuel 'Manny' Guervil, Hell's Kitchen Expert
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Room, Windsor Terrace Rental in NYC for $920 - Photo 1 Room, Windsor Terrace Rental in NYC for $920 - Photo 2
7 hours ago
9 Seeley Street, Apt #2
Windsor Terrace, South Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$920 Room 1 Bath
By Agnes
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $900 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $900 - Photo 2
2 days ago
105 Troutman Street, Apt 1A
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$900 Room 1 Bath
By Saffeya Hinkson
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Room, Alphabet City Rental in NYC for $1,750 - Photo 1 Room, Alphabet City Rental in NYC for $1,750 - Photo 2
11 hours ago
14th St. 1st Avenue
Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,750 Room 1 Bath
By Carol Rodehau
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Roommate Finder

More About Roommates

Having roommates has now advanced from being a pleasantry to a necessity, especially in New York City. If you're lucky, having roommates may be the most cost efficient and enjoyable living situation for you, sadly, there is no such thing as having perfect roommates and problems tend to arise when you need to share your space with others. To save yourself from future roommate issues, you might want to have a roommate contract in place to ensure a functional relationship with your roommates. The word "contract" might sound scary, but it will definitely come in handy from time to time. Make sure to cover quiet hours, visitor rules, what to share (cooking oil, coffee), what not to share (shampoo or your Chanel N°5 L'eau), and address them in the contract. You will be surprised how beneficial it could be.

However, having a roommate contract doesn't mean you'll necessarily be safe from all future roommate conflicts. Remember, communication is key to a successful, health and strong roommate relationship. You are adults, not some mind-readers or psychics. Instead of wasting time being passive-aggressive or speculating, put in the effort and take the time to tell each other how you feel. Approach your roommate and voice any issues or problems that are damaging your quality of life. Sometimes, roommates can become besties, and it's all about being open to express your feelings, whether good or bad, in a mature way.

If, unfortunately, you and your roommate do not get along with each other, and one of you intends to move out before the lease expires, do your research before you make any moves. If you plan to sublet your room, check with your landlord first. Many landlords do not allow subletting, and it would be unwise to break the lease, as they might penalize you. The penalty for breaking a lease can be anywhere around 1 to 3 months of rent. You also might have to forfeit the remainder of your security deposit. Best case scenario, one of you can stay in the apartment until the lease expires, and the landlord will give you the blessing to find someone else to sublet the room.

But what if the landlord refuses your request? This basically means that you will be stuck in the same apartment, until the lease expires. In this case, pluck up your courage and deal with your serious roommate hate. It might be awkward when you first approach your roommate, but keep in mind that it is for your own good. If the issues are more about differences in habits or personalities, be straight-forward and tell your roommate exactly what bothers you the most. Give your roommate some time to digest and express his/her concerns, and perhaps, you can reach a consensus and keep the peace until the lease expires. Again, communication is huge in a roommate relationship.

After the talk, take a vacation to reward yourself for the effort you put in, and spend some time to prepare yourself. It is never easy to live with someone, and it is even more challenging when you don’t get along with your roommate. But things will eventually come around.

Keep in mind the following things before you make the "long-term commitment":

  1. Start early.

    Rushing only makes things more complicated and difficult! Give yourself enough time to search for the right person to room with. Look beyond your friend circle, and be patient. Chances are that you'll find out more about what type of person you really want to share an apartment with once you start looking.

  2. Find out how your prospective roommates live.

    Most roommate horror stories show you how dangerous it can be to live with someone who has different living habits. Get as much information as possible - no one will be a perfect match, but ask yourself if these habits are things you can live with

  3. Ask what they expect from you.

    Just like being in a relationship, sometimes you will have to compromise to keep the peace. To make your life easier, set the right expectations first to avoid future disasters. When the time comes, answer as accurately as you can.

  4. Listen to your guts.

    Finding the perfect roommate is like dating. Sometimes, red flags and no-nos will present themselves organically. If something does not feel right to you, or if it makes you awkward or nervous, trust your instincts.

  5. Be upfront about “the money stuff”.

    Money matters can strain an otherwise happy roommate relationship. Talk to your prospective roommate about every bill, figure out how much of the rent each person is responsible for (including estimating monthly bills such as rent and utilities), and be clear about how you want it handled.

  6. Do multiple interviews.

    Remember, a roommate relationship can be really intimate, and you must be cautious. Don’t ever offer a room to someone after one meeting, and for your safety and quality of life, meet up in person before moving in together.

  7. Ask for references.

    Just as landlords will ask for references, you should ask for references from your prospective roommates, too. Speak with their previous roommates or landlords so you have all you need to know about them.

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