Lease Agreements: 5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Negotiate

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/lease-agreement-negotiate-180207/

By Stephanie Reid, Avvo attorney and NakedLaw contributor

When you factor in the formulaic legal documents, generic 20-minute interview, and perfunctory tour of the apartment and its amenities, it’s not unusual for┬árenters to feel like they must either take it or leave it. It may not seem like there is room to negotiate the residential lease agreement.

That might be true – sometimes. But renters may actually be in a better bargaining position than they realize. O…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/lease-agreement-negotiate-180207/

By Stephanie Reid, Avvo attorney and NakedLaw contributor

When you factor in the formulaic legal documents, generic 20-minute interview, and perfunctory tour of the apartment and its amenities, it’s not unusual for┬árenters to feel like they must either take it or leave it. It may not seem like there is room to negotiate the residential lease agreement.

That might be true – sometimes. But renters may actually be in a better bargaining position than they realize. O…

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