The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

13 Steps to Investing Foolishly / The Renters' Corner


Subject:  Re: Asking for a Rent Reduction Date:  5/10/2005  2:27 AM
Author:  ksgrothe Number:  174 of 182

I (well, my wife specifically) asked for less of an increase once. Not quite the same but it falls in the general category of negotiating rent.

Actually, now that I think about it, my X and I did that once too. Our landlord at that time wanted to raise our rent some ridiculous amount, and we managed to talk him into a lesser ridiculous amount. We still paid too much rent that year, but we were in a nice large place for an extra year after our second child was born. After two years there, we had to move though because the greedy landlord wanted to raise our rent to a ridiculous level the following year, too. We couldn't talk him out of it that year.

- KG
Copyright 1996-2018 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us