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If you have the time and grit to conduct your own search, a no-fee apartment is a cost-saving option. When you're renting an apartment in New York City, there are some pretty big financial hurdles to overcome: In addition to the first month's rent, you typically need to put down a security deposit. Then there's the dreaded broker fee, which usually ranges from 12 to 15 percent of your annual rent, although sometimes it can be as little as one month. There was some drama recently about a broker fee ban, but you still have to pay it, for now anyway. Broker fees are paid to agents who help you find an apartment.