hellothere42069 t1_j2rysgr wrote

Ny- application fees are legal. Application deposits are not.

Application fees are paid at the time of application submission and are generally nonrefundable.

An application deposit is also known as a holding deposit. An application deposit is a deposit paid to the landlord by the applicant at time of application to request the landlord hold the rental unit for the applicant until the processing of his application has been completed.