By Sara Clemence ⋅ 1:42 pm October 28, 2009 ⋅ / Recessionwire
Sure, he jacks up your rent, ignores your calls about vermin and takes two days to get the toilet fixed. But your landlord (or lady) is really nice.
In fact, two-thirds of small, independent landlords say that they would reduce rents to help tenants stay in their homes, according to a new survey by the National Association of Independent Landlords. And a third say they already have.
Well, that’s more than we can say for Freddie Mac and mortgage lenders.
So remember that it never hurts to ask. Alternatively, you can always offer up free labor or even better, try to win your rent.