Should I negotiate on the rent?

Skokie, IL ApartmentsbreakCommunity ForumbreakShould I negotiate on the rent?

  • CheezeySoup
    2+ weeks old

    Should I negotiate on the rent? I'm new to this renting thing. I don't want to overpay. I know when people buy houses they negotiate on the asking price. Should I negotiate on the rent?

    • Gugu8
      2+ weeks old

      Usually rent prices are a bit harder to negotiate than house prices. You can try to negotiate though, and even if you can't convince them to lower the price, you can maybe persuade them to pay for your utilities or offer a monthly lease instead of a year lease. Worst case scenario is they refuse to negotiate and you can just take the current deal. Keep a poker face!