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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!

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Room, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village Rental in NYC for $1,525 - Photo 1 Room, Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village Rental in NYC for $1,525 - Photo 2
Posted 2 hours ago
449 East 14th Street
Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,525 Room 1 Bath
By Jennifer O.
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No Fee
  980 ft² · Elevator
Room, Astoria Rental in NYC for $950 - Photo 1 Room, Astoria Rental in NYC for $950 - Photo 2
Posted 4 hours ago
38-14 30th Ave, Apt 2
Astoria, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$950 Room 1 Bath
By Bryce Cody
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Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,475 - Photo 1 Room, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $1,475 - Photo 2
Posted 2 hours ago
59 Graham Ave
East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,475 Room 3 Bath
By Maksym Druzhynskyi
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  Laundry in Unit
Room, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $1,500 - Photo 1 Room, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $1,500 - Photo 2
Posted 3 hours ago
East 20th street
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,500 Room 1 Bath
Alex Kim, Gramercy Park Expert
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  1,000 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
Room, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $1,500 - Photo 1 Room, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $1,500 - Photo 2
Posted 6 hours ago
203 E 82nd Street, Apt 1B
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,500 Room 2 Bath
Jacob Poore, Upper East Side Expert
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Loft, Red Hook Rental in NYC for $2,800 - Photo 1 Loft, Red Hook Rental in NYC for $2,800 - Photo 2
Posted 1 day ago
West 9th st & Henry St PH
Red Hook, South Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$2,800 Loft 1 Bath
By Michael Walter
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Room, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $1,500 - Photo 1 Room, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $1,500 - Photo 2
Posted 3 hours ago
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,500 Room 1 Bath
By Evelina Palankerina
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  1,000 ft² · Doorman
Room, Brownsville Rental in NYC for $730 - Photo 1 Room, Brownsville Rental in NYC for $730 - Photo 2
Posted 5 hours ago
2111 Union St, Apt 1R
Brownsville, Eastern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$730 Room 1 Bath
By Richard Joseph
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Room, Flushing Rental in NYC for $1,300 - Photo 1 Room, Flushing Rental in NYC for $1,300 - Photo 2
Posted 1 day ago
59 Ave 156 Street
Flushing, Northeastern Queens, Queens
$1,300 Room 1 Bath
Bonnie Manhattan, Flushing Expert
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Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,850 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,850 - Photo 2
Posted 2 days ago
123 Melrose Street, Apt 439
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,850 Room 1 Bath
By Sam Moritz
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  900 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
Room, Ridgewood Rental in NYC for $875 - Photo 1 Room, Ridgewood Rental in NYC for $875 - Photo 2
Posted 11 hours ago
19-30 Grove St, Apt 3R
Ridgewood, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$875 Room 2 Bath
By Gillian Anderson-Mann
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Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,200 - Photo 1 Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,200 - Photo 2
Posted 17 hours ago
245 West 135th Street
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,200 Room 1 Bath
By Stacy
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Room, Koreatown Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 1 Room, Koreatown Rental in NYC for $1,400 - Photo 2
Posted 13 hours ago
West 34th Street
Koreatown, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,400 Room 2 Bath
By Fernando "Julian" Forero
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  Doorman · Elevator · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
Room, South Slope Rental in NYC for $1,421 - Photo 1 Room, South Slope Rental in NYC for $1,421 - Photo 2
Posted 2 days ago
362 11th Street, Apt 5
South Slope, Park Slope, South Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,421 Room 2 Bath
By Ian Swan
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  Laundry in Unit
Room, East Village Rental in NYC for $1,465 - Photo 1 Room, East Village Rental in NYC for $1,465 - Photo 2
Posted 13 hours ago
Ave A (Room)
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,465 Room 1 Bath
Jonathan Hernandez, East Village Expert
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  1,000 ft² · Elevator
Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,000 - Photo 1 Room, Bushwick Rental in NYC for $1,000 - Photo 2
Posted 2 days ago
1487 Broadway Brooklyn, Apt 4A...
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,000 Room 2 Bath
By Daeniel Francisco
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Room, Greenwich Village Rental in NYC for $2,397 - Photo 1 Room, Greenwich Village Rental in NYC for $2,397 - Photo 2
Posted 4 days ago
15 East 11th Street, Apt 5P
Greenwich Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,397 Room 1 Bath
By Ken Levene
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  Doorman · Elevator · Furnished
Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,300 - Photo 1 Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,300 - Photo 2
Posted 1 day ago
921 Washington Ave, Apt 4L
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,300 Room 2 Bath
By Samantha Bracero
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By Owner
  Elevator · Laundry in Unit
Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,150 - Photo 1 Room, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $1,150 - Photo 2
Posted 11 hours ago
600 St Marks Ave, Apt 4R
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,150 Room 1 Bath
By Gordon Lewis
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Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,950 - Photo 1 Room, Central Harlem Rental in NYC for $1,950 - Photo 2
Posted 2 days ago
316 W 138th St
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,950 Room 1 Bath
By David Hulme
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  400 ft² · Laundry in Unit
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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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