Sotheby's International Realty Donna Stockman

Foreign Citizens

If you are not a US citizen and do not pay US taxes, you are evaluated differently by prospective landlords, and will likely not be able to rent in a coop.  Many people who are relocating to NYC are surprised that even though their credentials are strong, they still do not meet the strict requirements set by most landlords. Landlords will want to know whether you have assets in the US, a US credit history, or have business interests in the US. Non US citizens may be required to prepay some or all of the annual rent in advance, depending circumstances and the landlord.