Helpful Information and Policies
Current Construction Projects
If you have any questions about a major NYU construction project, please review the construction website, which contains useful information about the University's construction projects, announcements, renderings, and answers to frequently asked questions. In addition to the publicly viewable construction projects, the Office of Faculty Housing and Residential Services also manages many interior renovations and repairs.
Rights and Responsibilities of Residents in Faculty Housing
WSV Key Park
As of July 1, 2016 all new NYU leases and renewing leases will require tenants to provide proof of Renters Insurance within thirty (30) days of the commencement of the new lease term. This measure will protect your personal property in the event it is damaged or destroyed as well as provide liability coverage in the event of an injury or loss to a third party while in your apartment.
New York University requires that all residents have renters insurance. NYU's group insurance program allows you to receive quotes from three of the nation's most respected insurance carriers. As an employee of NYU, you are automatically eligible to apply for policies with special discounts. To arrange for insurance, please visit or call the company below or a provider of your choosing.
- Phone: 866.486.1945
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: www.nyuvoluntarybenefits.com
Proof of renters insurance is required within 30-days of the lease start date. Once obtained, please submit a copy to Cushman and Wakefield located at 2 Washington Square Village #1-U (across from the lobby entrance of 2 Washington Square Village).
When calling you may be asked a series of questions the amount of property coverage desired, amount of liability coverage needed and what, if any, high end possessions you may want listed under your policy. Conducting a personal inventory is a key part of obtaining the appropriate amount of coverage. A good source for a guide to a personal inventory is the “Conducting a Personal Inventory” page on the Traveler’s website. See: https://www.travelers.com/personal-insurance/renters-insurance/personal-property-inventory.aspx. Additionally, you may be asked questions about the building in which you live:
- Construction of the building (frame, brick, fire resistive, etc)
- Number of units in the building/Number of units between firewalls
- Types of pets, if applicable
- Safety devices in the residence (smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler system, doorman/security guard)
If you require assistance answering and of these facility related questions, please contact the Client Services Center at 212.998.1001 and your call will be addressed by our Facilities Management team.
Pet Friendly Buildings
A pet deposit of $500 is required at lease signing and may be returned to you upon move out if no pet damage has occurred. Please review your lease for the full terms and conditions of pet ownership.
Bed Bug Information, Protocol and Policy
We have found bed bugs in fewer than 0.01% of NYU apartments and dorms. While these numbers are extremely low, the memo posted below lists facts about bed bugs, explains the protocol for reporting a suspicion of bed bugs, and gives information about NYU’s responsibility and tenant responsibility in the event bed bugs are found in an apartment.
Hardship Policy for Lease Renewals
Sublet Policy and Sublet Search Service
Academic Year Sublets
All academic year sublets must be approved by the University and the apartment must be made available to University affiliates before being offered to the non-affiliate market. If you wish to sublet your apartment during the academic year, please submit your information via the web.
Sublet Search Service for Current Tenants
The University has unveiled a new, streamlined allocation process for faculty members on approved leave or sabbatical wishing to sublet their apartment during the academic year. Faculty members will receive 110% guaranteed rent and additional improvements to their apartment when they participate in the program. ELIGIBILITY NOTE: The incentives offered by this program are only for faculty members on approved leave or sabbatical and the apartment must first be subleased by the subtenant's school on behalf of a visiting faculty member. Summer/winter holiday sublets and sublets negotiated privately without the assistance of an NYU school are not eligible for the incentives (more information).
Summer/Winter Holiday Sublets
Tenants wishing to sublet during the summer/winter holiday may identify a subtenant by completing a Sublet Offer Form. However, as stated in all NYU leases, tenants are only allowed to sublet their apartment for periods longer than 30 consecutive days. Moreover, the rent charged by a tenant to a subtenant may not exceed the tenant’s rent plus a 10% surcharge for a furnished apartment. Once you secure a subtenant for the summer/winter holiday, it is required that you submit a copy of the sublease to the Faculty Housing Office for review and approval.
Illegal Subletting Policy
The Faculty Housing Office has received numerous complaints from tenants that some of their neighbors are renting their apartments to non-NYU affiliates for periods of less than 30 days via internet sites such as Craigslist.org and Sabbaticalhomes.com. Some tenants are even renting their apartments to tourists for a weekend or by the evening. Such practices are not allowed under the lease and jeopardize the safety and security of fellow tenants and colleagues. The University takes this issue very seriously and any such violations will be strictly penalized with sanctions up to and including eviction. Note that this policy is consistent with that of most residential buildings in Manhattan and is designed to protect the welfare of all tenants.