Our lease is up for renewal soon. We live in a town where there are literally thousands of vacant properties and landlords are desperate to get people in. You can pretty much name your price. When we applied for the house we are in, the RE asked us how much we wanted to pay. At that stage we only had a couple of days to move (different towns) and were desperate so we said we would pay what the price was advertised. We would like to see if the landlords would be willing to lower the rent when we renew. Doing a bit of research, most houses in our streey and even suburb are around $50 less a week than what we are paying.
If they say no, all good. But I am not sure how to bring it up? Do I just ask the RE if the owners would consider dropping the rent by x amount?