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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, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village Rental in NYC for $1,800 - Photo 1
8 hours ago
545 East 14th Street
Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,800
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1 Bath
By Jonathan H
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,100 - Photo 1
1 hour ago
954 Madison Street, Apt 2B
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,100
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Private Room
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1 Bath
By Michelle, Bushwick Expert
No Fee
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Room, Jackson Heights Rental in NYC for $900 - Photo 1
2 hours ago
33-52 85th Street, Apt 202
Jackson Heights, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$900
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1 Bath
By Mark
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Room, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village Rental in NYC for $1,700 - Photo 1
4 hours ago
625 East 14th Street, Apt ROOM...
Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,700
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Private Room
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1 Bath
By Jonathan H
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Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,316 - Photo 1
5 hours ago
95 Wall Street, Apt 911
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,316
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Private Room
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2 Bath
By Fernando Julian Forero
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Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,576 - Photo 1
5 hours ago
Wall Street & Water Street
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,576
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Private Room
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1 Bath
By Fernando Julian Forero
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,100 - Photo 1
1 day ago
954 Madison Street, Apt 1C
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,100
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Private Room
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3 Bath
By Michelle, Bushwick Expert
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Room, Washington Heights Rental in NYC for $1,385 - Photo 1
4 hours ago
900 Riverside Drive, Apt 3D
Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,385
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Private Room
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3 Bath
By Tate Hunter
No Fee
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Room, Koreatown Rental in NYC for $1,450 - Photo 1
5 hours ago
West 34th Street and 6th Ave
Koreatown, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,450
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Private Room
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1 Bath
By Fernando Julian Forero
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Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,120 - Photo 1
5 hours ago
Wall Street & Water Street
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,120
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1 Bath
By Fernando Julian Forero
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Room, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village Rental in NYC for $1,900 - Photo 1
1 hour ago
Peter Cooper Road
Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,900
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Private Room
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2 Bath
By Jennifer Oriol, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village Expert
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Room, Upper West Side Rental in NYC for $1,467 - Photo 1
4 days ago
321 West 89th Street, Apt 11
Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,467
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Private Room
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1 Bath
By Angel Montreuil
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Room, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $1,025 - Photo 1
21 hours ago
934 Lafayette Avenue, Apt 4
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,025
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Private Room
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4 Bath
By Isaac McKinley
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Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,085 - Photo 1
4 days ago
422 St Nicholas Avenue, Apt MU...
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,085
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Private Room
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2 Bath
By Angel Lee-Montreuil
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Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $900 - Photo 1
4 days ago
422 St Nicholas Avenue, Apt MU...
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$900
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Private Room
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2 Bath
By Angel Lee-Montreuil
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Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,446 - Photo 1
1 day ago
Wall Street and Williams Stree...
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,446
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Private Room
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3 Bath
By Fernando Julian Forero
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Room, Koreatown Rental in NYC for $1,500 - Photo 1
2 days ago
Midtown South - One room 1500...
Koreatown, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,500
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Private Room
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1 Bath
By Zhijun (Jack)
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Room, Beverley Square West Rental in NYC for $995 - Photo 1
1 day ago
Rugby Rd and Cortelyou Rd
Beverley Square West, Flatbush, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$995
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Private Room
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1 Bath
By Chris
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Room, Washington Heights Rental in NYC for $995 - Photo 1
4 days ago
528 West 175th Street, Apt HOU...
Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$995
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Private Room
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4 Bath
By Angel Montreuil
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Room, Hamilton Heights Rental in NYC for $999 - Photo 1
1 day ago
602 West 137th Street, Apt 3
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$999
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2 Bath
By Samer ELSamad
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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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