Residential tenant(s) asking for rent deductions
What questions would you ask your tenants when a tenant asks for 10-15% off on lease dollar amount, other than just replying possitively or negatively? i.e. Just tell a person yes or no.
That inquiry strikes me as a big yellow sign as capacity to pay rent; the tenant seemed to be in ok shape financially per application files, for a moment i thought maybe he was laid off. The thing is, if a tenant has a shoestring budget the more he/she would want to save and not become homeless. And my particular tenant is planning to own a home they live in. So i think the story could still turn out positive but there is going to be a bit of rollercoaster ride.
Are there certain things that i must avoid to say, in a negotiation setting and maybe away from property?
And if this signify as problem tenants of tomorrow? And which N forms would be optimal to serve?
I know a lot of rental gurus lingering here, pls help!! Any good resources available. Thanks.