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Re: Salary Requirements for rent? how serious are they about it?

Posted by Steve on August 26, 2001 at 10:47:14:

In Reply to: Salary Requirements for rent? how serious are they about it? posted by Jules on August 26, 2001 at 08:53:13:

: I've lived in new york for the last three years. But, it was in a dorm
: and i never really thought about looking for an apartment, or rather I
: had, but i didn't realize you needed to provide your landlord with
: everything from blood samples to your second born child. I've read
: that landlords are now requesting that your rent be no higher than you
: make in a week, or that you make 40 to 50 times your rent a year.

I think government indices suggest that your annual rent be no more than 1/3 your gross annual salary. In other words, with a $36k annual salary, your annual rent should be no more than $12k/year, or a $1000/mo.

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