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  • $10 per NYC "broker fee" and "broker no fee" ad starting June 15, 2006.

  • Discounts are available for pre-paid blocks.

  • Re-sale of postings is not permitted.

  • Ads expire after 30 days and can be edited in full.

  • Each ad must be for a specific location—multiple units in same building for same price can be listed in the same ad.

  • Paid ads flagged by users will be reviewed by staff before removal.

  • Remove ads promptly when unit advertised is taken.

  • Bait and switch tactics are prohibited.

  • Include company name or broker you work for, with name, company name, telephone, etc. in plain text form, not as an image.

  • Use the same email address and phone number consistently, using your agency's Internet domain for email if you're at an agency.

  • Detail each and every type of fee required, including credit checks, application fees, registration fees, etc.

  • If the prospective tenant will have to pay more than a total of $250 total for application, credit check, and other fees, post in "broker fee."

  • If you charge a "low" or "negotiable" fee, post in "broker fee."

  • If you are not a broker or agent, but you represent more than one owner, post in one of the broker categories.

  • Companies that charge ANY fee before seekers can access properties should post in "apts registration fee."