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Ask for a Lower Rent -- the total discount for the year should be less than one months rent. It should be cheaper for the landlord to rent to you now at a lower rent, than to keep the apartment vacant an extra month.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2476936,"object_id":"urbanedge1380748031","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"2.) Wait until the Last Week of the Month -- landlords are more likely to negotiate rather than let the apartment go vacant another month.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2476946,"object_id":"urbanedge1380748094","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"3.) Lock that Lower Rent in Longer -- suggest an 18 month lease. 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