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    • letitbe90
    • By letitbe90 7th Mar 18, 3:41 PM
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    Negotiating rent on new builds - success stories?
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    • 7th Mar 18, 3:41 PM
    Negotiating rent on new builds - success stories? 7th Mar 18 at 3:41 PM
    Hi all.

    There is a new build which is due to complete in a couple of months time (it has been delayed before, so, for all we know, it may have further delays).

    They have 2 bed properties ranging from £280-£323 a week. The one I am really interested in is a top floor one at £323 a week.

    I've asked to see if they can offer it for £300 a week (my reasons were some of the ridiculous fee's as well as there being no guarantee of completion in a couple of months which adds personal expense) - do you think they may bite? Does anyone have experience with negotiating rent on new builds as a new tenant at all?

    NB This is in London

    Perhaps you advice I stay well clear of renting a new build even!

    Thank you in advance for your replies.
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    • Amanda_Cm
    • By Amanda_Cm 7th Mar 18, 3:51 PM
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    My friend is moving to new build 2 bedroom flat next week but is not in London. The rent was £600 a month and she managed to get it on £525 witch is perfect. The only down side is there is no central heating just electric heaters on the walls.
    • elverson
    • By elverson 7th Mar 18, 3:57 PM
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    If they're buy-to-let i.e. owned by individual "small" landlords then you've got a chance. We negotiated the rent down by £100/month on two flats in London. If the builder owns the whole block then it's less likely.
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