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Posted Rental Rate vs Agreed Rental Rate  


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What would say the typical negotiation is for renting a house? 

I've heard it's upwards of 20% less than posted price. The owner posts a higher price, expecting there to be negotation. Is that correct?

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(@jeandub)
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I'm wondering if that's right now, did you find out?

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The Portuguese LOVE to negotiate. And it doesn't hurt to ask. The worst they can do is say "no" but usually they come back with a lower number, you can choose to take the new number or challenge again with a new number of your own. Welcome to Portugal.

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Thank you Peggy, 

Helps to plan, we hear even 25% is possible if you pay cash.

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I would guess that if you pay cash,  then you do also not get a proper rental contract.  The cash would enable the landlord to 'forget' to declare the rent for tax purposes, so he'd not likely want to give you anything in writing. 

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@jeanne not necessarily. Listed prices doesn't equal agreed price. Paperwork is still there.

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