By clearly setting expectations and having a clear agreement on what the terms are, misunderstandings and subsequent issues are greatly reduced.
As we explored in our last post Submitting a Great Rental Application, negotiating a lease should take place during the application process. First, you want to be sure you are positioned to negotiate. Are you a qualified applicant? Is the house available for you to move into in two weeks or less? Is the home overpriced? Is the home outdated or does it have unique design choices? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in a position to negotiate. (more…)