What Terms Can I Negotiate on a Wellington Rental?

by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR® on November 13, 2012

As a Wellington Rental Agent prospective tenants often ask me what terms, if any they can negotiate on a Wellington Rental.

First, let’s review the most common terms in a lease:

  • Price
  • Deposits
  • Utilities Included
  • Maintenance (pool, lawn, shrubbery and pest control)
  • Move In Date

Wellington Florida Rental Questions - Can I Negotiate on a Wellington Rental?Now that we established the most common terms in a lease let’s discuss whether or not any of them can be negotiated. In my experience as a Wellington Rental Agent the landlords willingness to negotiate will usually depend on the prospective tenants qualifications:

  • Credit
  • Income
  • Rental History
  • Pets
  • Kids
  • Filed bankruptcy, been foreclosed on or have done a short sale

Terrible Credit, Low Income to Rent Ratio, Bad Rental History, Pets, Kids, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Short Sales are often considered by Wellington landlords as “RISK FACTORS.” In my experience the more risk factors a prospective tenant has the less likely a landlord is going to be negotiable. In fact if a prospective tenant has multiple “risk factors” the landlord may not negotiate at all and in some cases may even require a larger deposit or decline a tenant all together. My recommendation for tenants is to Put Yourself in the Landlords Shoes and make sure you are working with a Wellington Rental Agent who can guide you through the process.

If you are looking to rent a home in Wellington Florida contact us today and let us guide you through the entire process from start to finish.

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