How To Negotiate Your Lease

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How To Negotiate Your Lease :


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  The best time to negotiate for your lease is before signing it.

            However, even if you have already signed your leasing agreement, it is still perfectly okay to make modification later. After you move into your dream apartment, you may find things that you dislike. For example, you may feel that some penalties seem too harsh, or you many want your landlord to make a repair. Here are some tips that can help.

  • Understand your lease: Before you start talking, you want to thoroughly understand your contract. If you find something that you don’t understand, consult a lawyer before signing the lease. Don’t let your landlord pressure you into signing the contract. Remember, you can always ask for reschedule.
  • Talk to Someone with the Authority: The Salesperson or broker usually does not have the power to make any decisions. If you want something that the salesperson won’t give it to you, request to talk to the landlord directly. From my personal experience, it works like a charm in many situations.
  • Ask Questions: It is important to figure out your landlord’s position. Understand your landlord’s perspective can give you advantages, because he/she will be more open to negotiation.
  • Know the Law: Understanding your legal right is important. Some landlords may take advantages of you, if you don’t know your rights. It pays off to know your right.
  • Be Nice: The worst thing that you can do is to create hostile environment. Don’t get angry. You want to come off to your landlord as a good tenant.
  • Fight For What Matter: Don’t argue for minor pointless stuffs. Your

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