Oklahoma City, OK asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma

Q: I've been renting with this property for 15 yrs ,and cannot pay the rent increase if I renew lease.Is there any allowing

Lesser rent payment.The laundry is closed all weekends and at 5 daily during week.Steps are a death trap and maintencecreguest aren't met.I cannot afford to move because of my health and not working but have family willing to pay rent.but it's too high.Thdybknow I am under cardiologist for testing.I paid my last lease fully when I had my abusive partner removed from lease.I will be homeless if I can't stay here.if I'm to renew lease I d would at least like the common areas to be available like it has been for the last 15 years prior to this new property owner.Please desperate for information.thsnk u sincerely

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A: You and your landlord legally can negotiate whatever terms are mutually acceptable when renewing a lease. If you want lower rent, you can ask that your landlord renew your lease at a lower rent. If you want certain maintenance performed or amenities restored, you can legally include such terms in your new lease negotiations.

Ultimately the market in your area will determine whether your proposed terms will be acceptable to your landlord. Your history may make you more attractive as a tenant than a new one.

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