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"With so much of the workforce out of employment right now, landlords need to be flexible," Zillow economist Joshua Clark told Business Insider.

9 ways to renegotiate your rent to a lower price, according to experts

Business Insider consulted experts to determine the most effective ways to go about renegotiating your rent.
Ramit Sethi.

How to save money during the pandemic: A personal finance expert explains how to negotiate your rent and bills and build a successful side hustle

"Remember that these companies spent a lot of money to acquire you as a customer — they don't want to lose you," Sethi says.
A New York City landlord posted a video to TikTok claiming to steal her tenants packages but later said it was a joke.

A New York City landlord made a viral TikTok about taking her tenant’s packages ‘until they pay up’ in rent

The landlord said the video was a joke but also told BuzzFeed News, "I wished I could do this to them because they were blatantly ignoring me."
In a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, old signs advertising apartments for rent decorate a lamp post on April 16, 2020 in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens, New York.

POLL: 23% of Americans who owe a rent or a mortgage payment on Friday aren’t sure if they’ll have the money for it

Some cities like New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles have introduced moratoriums on evictions as Americans feel lockdown's financial strain.

‘Just treat us the same’: Trump family asks federal government for rent relief for DC hotel lease

Eric Trump said the Trump International Hotel in Washington was up to date with its rent but looking into payment delays.
In screenshots posted to social media, a Oregon property manager appears to admit to using an IRS website to see if tenants received stimulus checks.

An Oregon man said his property manager illegally searched an IRS system to see if his tenants received stimulus checks

Austin Goodrich of Forest Grove, Oregon, said he lost his job as a security guard due to COVID-19 and told his landlord he couldn't pay rent.

Landlords are sexually harassing tenants by using housing insecurity fears created by the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports

An organization in Hawaii said it received more reports of landlord sexual harassment in the past two weeks than it had in the past two years.

Around a third of US tenants didn’t pay their April rent

Just around 70% of tenants paid their rent for the month of April as Americans struggle to hold jobs and pay bills during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Don’t worry about paying me:’ A Brooklyn landlord cancels April rent for hundreds of tenants

Brooklyn landlord Mario Salerno notified tenants of the 80 apartments he owns that he would be waiving rent for April over the coronavirus.
Serena Marie lost two jobs in one day due to the coronavirus pandemic.

I lost 2 service jobs in 1 day to coronavirus and successfully negotiated my rent with my landlord. Here’s how I did it.

Serena Marie was one of over three million Americans who filed for unemployment the week of March 15.