No matter how well we were able to negotiate our monthly apartment rental, there will be times when funds will be short and we won’t be able to afford the monthly rental. In this case, we have the option to ask our landlord for some leeway.
Now, what if you’ve tried asking for leeway in the past, but it didn’t work? Should you just forget about asking and find a way to get the necessary amount instead, even if you have to take out a loan? Not really. Perhaps you simply need to learn how to negotiate properly.
Keep a Cool Head
Bear in mind that landlords really do not appreciate excuses. This is especially true when money is involved, which is why you need to a keep a cool head. If you come off as insistent or demanding, there’s a good chance your request for leeway won’t be granted.
There are several possible reasons why you may not be able to afford apartment rental at that time. Perhaps you needed to take care of unexpected expenses in connection with getting a master’s degree. Maybe you just lost your job because the company you worked for went bankrupt and you’re still looking for a new job. It doesn’t matter what your reasons are, you need to explain it as clearly as you can.
If your landlord grants your request, be sure to show your appreciation by always paying the rent on time when you already have enough cash. Being late on your payments even when you can clearly afford to pay on time will only get you on the bad side of your landlord.
Although apartment landlords may seem overly strict, they’re actually easy to negotiate with if you just take the time to talk things over in a calm and reasonable manner.