Come on landlords, just be nice and give us what we want.
March 21, 2012 7:22 AM Subscribe
Help me and my girlfriend get short extensions on our separate leases instead of being forced into year-long extensions.
posted by Tehhund to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend (soon-to-be-fiancee! :) ) and I intend to buy a house in the next 4-6 months. But we are not in a rush since this will be our first home buying experience. (This question is not about the logistics of buying a house, we’re working on that) We currently live in separate apartments with different landlords (mine is a small property management company, he landlord is an individual renting out a condo). We would both move into the house once it is purchased.
Unfortunately, my lease ends May 31, and hers ends a month later. We are not ready to move and will almost certainly not have purchased a house by those dates. But if we both sign a new lease we’ll be stuck with our apartments until next summer. Ideally, we would both sign extensions for 4-6 months. That way, when we do buy a house there would only be a few months of extra rent at a maxumum. But that depends on our landlords accepting those shorter terms.
What can we do and say to our respective landlords to increase our chances of them accepting short extensions? Is there anything we can do / offer that makes it more likely they’ll accept?