If you are using a broker to help you find an apartment, make sure the broker is licensed.
See below to read information from the NYS Department of State about real estate brokers or to file a complaint.
- NYS License Database Lookup
- Real Estate Broker Information
- File a Complaint
- Read the Council Broker Report released by the New York City Council in October 2006 about online real estate ads.
- Regarding permitted fees, see the NYS Dept. of State’s most recent version of Guidance for Real Estate Professionals Concerning the Statewide Housing Security & Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.