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Short Term Apartments in New York - Manhattan


What does Lara Group provide?

Lara Group provides a simple solution to search for furnished apartments in New York City without going through hundreds of websites. We aim to offer a personal and efficient service gained from having visited each of the New York apartment short term or long term rental we promote. In fact we find that many of our clients come back to us year after year and much of our new business is through referrals from our existing clientele.

Does Lara Group own these furnished rentals?

No, Lara Group is a real estate brokerage firm who represents several landlords in Manhattan. Lara Group only works with landlords that have maintained a good relationship with us for a long time.

Does Lara Group offer Sublets?

Lara Group does not offer sublets from individual people. Lara Group only offers New York sublets from landlords and management companies that not only have the authorization from the owner to sublet their apartments, but also that are subleased for the only purpose of renting them as temporary furnished apartments.

Does Lara Group charge a commission?

Yes, Lara Group charges 20% of the entire rental period. This commission structure works perfectly when you need to rent an apartment on a month to month basis since you will be only paying for the actual period you are in the apartment instead of fixed upfront fee.

What is the difference between a hotel and a furnished apartment rental?

Furnished apartment rentals offer much more space than a hotel. They all include a kitchen or kitchenette facility, and are decorated to give you a more home like feeling. Maid service is not included, but can be provided at an additional cost upon request.

How accurate is the information in the website?

All information presented in is updated on a continuous basis and we are adding more descriptions and photos to help you have a better feeling on the Manhattan short term or long term apartments we offer. We make every attempt to keep information as up-to- date and accurate as possible. However, we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in our pages. Exact guaranteed prices are always given in writing before you fill out an application.

How do I know if an apartment is still available? is linked to our internal database system, so it will reflect all changes that we make as soon as we are informed. However, certain landlords do not update our database on a continuous basis. Your agent will have to call the landlord upon your request to check the availability. PLEASE NOTE THAT AVAILABILITY CHANGES FROM HOUR TO HOUR!

How do I rent a furnished apartment?

1 – Find the apartment that you like by selecting from studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms in this website. You can also search by price, neighborhood and luxury apartments. You will be able to view pictures, videos, building and surrounding photos, neighborhood information and where it is located in the Google map.

2 - Select the furnished apartments you are interested in and click on “Request More Info” to fill out our request form.

3 – As soon as we receive your request, one of our agents will contact you immediately with more information on the apartments you selected.

4 – After you preview and chose one of our furnished apartments, your agent will E-mail you all necessary forms to start the rental process.

5 – Once the landlord approved your application, your agent will provide you with the lease and the invoice to finalize the furnished apartment rental.

When should I start looking for an apartment?

You should start placing your request at least 30 days prior to the date you are looking to move in, especially during the high season (May through end of October). That will ensure that you get the best options and prices at any time. During the high season most of the furnished apartments we offer are rented in advance and we have very limited inventory.

Is a security deposit required?

Yes, there is a refundable 1 month security deposit requirement for all our furnished rentals. If the apartment is found in the same condition that it was delivered to you, the only thing that will be deducted from the security deposit will be a clean out fee, if it has been specified in the lease agreement.

Can I move in Today?

Yes, you can. Once you chose the short term apartment that you want to rent, your agent will send/give you all forms necessary for the apartment rental. Just fill them out and fax them to your agent immediately so you can get the lease and invoice as soon as possible. Then just go to your bank to get a certified bank check for the total amount of the invoice and you are done!. You can also wire the funds to us before 12 am and we should receive them the same day (for domestic wire transfer only).

What happens if I have a problem/complaint on the furnished apartment?

Any complaints must be brought to our attention immediately so we can inform the landlord right away. Since Lara Group is only an intermediary, we cannot be held responsible for any of these problems since they are the pure responsibility of the landlord. However, Lara Group will ensure that the landlord will take care of the problem right away; your agent will be contacting the landlord and updating you until the problem is completely resolved.

When my flight is early, can I have early occupation of the apartment?

Move in time is 2 pm. However, you can check with your agent to see if the previous client is leaving the apartment the day before or earlier. In that case, most of our landlords will be more than happy to let you move to the short term apartment early.

What happens if I have a late flight and would like to stay longer in the apartment?

Move out time is at 11 am. However, if the furnished apartment has not been rented the same day, the landlord will allow you to stay in the apartment longer. Just check with your agent closer to your move out date.

Can I extend my lease?

Yes, you can renew your lease provided you give Lara Group 30 days written notice so we can inform the landlord right away.

If I have a question about my reservation, who do I contact and how?

Please email or call the agent that is helping you with the reservation. Our agents are very happy to help you with all questions you may have. You can go to our Meet our Agents page and find all your agent’s information.

What is the "Cancellation" policy?

Once you paid and signed a lease agreement, you cannot cancel your contract unless the furnished apartment is re rented for the whole rental period. If you need to get out of a lease agreement, Lara Group will help you find another client for your New York short term or long term apartment so that the landlord releases you from the lease agreement.

How many people can sleep in an apartment?

Most of the New York City short or long term apartments we offer have a sofa bed (single and double) for additional accommodation in the apartment. Your agent will give you more details on the property you like to make sure that it will accommodate your request.

How about linen and towels?

All furnished rentals provide 1 or more sets of towels and sheets. Once you use them there will be no clean replacement.

What about collecting keys for the apartment?

Most of our short term or long term apartment rentals in New York have a front desk reception / 24hr doorman facility. In this case, your keys will be left with the doorman under your name. Others are in non doorman buildings where you will have to meet the super, meet your agent or come to our office to get the keys. For those apartments, your agent will make the necessary arrangements to make things easy for you when you arrive to New York.