Is it customary or acceptable to negotiate the cost of rent?
I guess it's less CAN I but rather SHOULD I? On my next residence attempt I will again try to settle in a comparatively small village where everyone knows everyone including me. So to negotiate or not is less an economic and more of a social question. I want to be seen neither as an a*****e nor as a sap.You can try and negotiate almost anything. Right now with the large number of tourist rentals empty you really should try.
I'm presuming that if it's advertised for rent this isn't an issue.But the problem is rents are so low in many areas landlords often decide it's not worth renting at all. The apartments sit empty hoping for a sale.