11 Ways to Negotiate Your Lease

The initial lease terms a landlord presents to you are not the final terms. Even in a “hot” real estate market like the Bay Area, there are ways to negotiate elements of your lease to make the rental conditions more favorable to your organization.

This list suggests terms on which landlords could be most willing to compromise, as well as ideas for how to frame the negotiation. Coming to agreement on equitable terms will maximize your potential for stability and security, helping you root in the neighborhood that you call home.

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