In NYC, the concept of a “luxury” building is elastic and can be anything with a pulse and a doorman or something truly spectacular like Frank Owen Goldberg’s 8 Spruce Street tower, “New York”. (Like Norma Jean Baker and Archibald Leach, Frank wasn’t always Gehry). Here’s what it takes now, to get an apartment in the city:
Rental Application Checklist
- Personal reference letters
- Business reference letters
- If employed by company: Letter from employer (on company letterhead) stating income, title, bonus structure, and length of employment.
- If self-employed: Letter from CPA stating annual income.
- Most recent pay stubs
- Last two tax returns
- Copy of driver’s license or passport
- Credit check showing names, phone numbers, and addresses of your:
- Past landlords
- Most recent bank and investment statements
- Certified, local, or traveler’s checks for:
- First month’s rent
- Security deposit
- Application fees ($25 – $400)