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March 13, 2007 8:08 PM Subscribe
How do I bargain with my landlord?
posted by backseatpilot to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My lease is coming up, and I need to renew it. I'd like to use this opportunity to get some improvements done on the apartment. My rent's only going up $15 a month, though, so I don't really know how much I can ask for. Compounding the problem is the fact that my "landlord" is actually a large management company. I can ask for this by calling the maintenance hotline or including a letter with my next rent check.
Here's what I want done:
-Redo the kitchen (new floor and cabinets)
-Redo the bathroom (new floor and toilet)
-Repaint the (peeling) ceiling
-Fix the windows that don't close properly
So, how much can I reasonably expect to get done? What's the best way to ask for it? Any success stories getting stuff out of property management companies? It's worth noting that I'll almost definitely resign the lease even if these improvements don't get done.