Leasebreaklaunched their company in 2013 to improve the short-term rental market in New York City. Their platform lists available sublets and leases breaks for local renters looking for short-term rental options.
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 provides turnkey furnished and equipped apartments to business consultants, ex-pats, and locals looking for monthly leases in NYC.
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 is another vacation rental platform offering guests nightly, weekly, and monthly rentals in NYC.
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