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Can you ask for cheaper rent when viewing a property?

Basically I've seen similar places cheaper in the area and wondered if it was acceptable to ask for lower rent when viewing a property?

Asked on Mar 16 2013, Renting in Bridgend | Report content

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  • Hi Jenwales, When it comes to renting a property, there is nothing at all to stop you negotiating on the monthly price of rent with either the landlord or letting agent. Some will accept your lower offer, while others will reject it. If you feel you can get a better deal though, then there's no harm at all in trying. One thing to note, though, is that it can be harder to get yourself a reduction on the rent cost at the moment, due to the fact demand is still high in this sector. If you offer less, there will always be a chance that someone else will offer the full amount with so many people on the lookout for tenancies at the moment, so if you are really set on that home, it can be worth having a good think about whether you can afford the full amount or not. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Mar 18 2013, Report content
  • In my opinion, this is exactly when you negotiate a reduction. Go for it!

    Answered on Mar 19 2013, Report content
  • It is always worth asking the question! However as you've mentioned that you have seen cheaper properties in the area, if they are at all similar you can use these to justify your offer and to negotiate a price reduction.

    Answered on Apr 8 2013, Report content

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