I live in an upstairs apartment in a house that was converted into two apartments. I do love my apartment but it is only one bedroom and with LO I really need a two bedroom. The bedroom in my apartment is so small my queen size bed will not fit in there so LO gets the bedroom while SO and I have the bed in the living room. Anyway the bedroom is too cold for LO to sleep in so she also sleeps in the living room. Well my down stairs neighbors are moving out and their apartment is a two bedroom and is almost twice as big as ours. However the rent is $75 more a month than ours.
I really want the apartment but don't think I can swing the extra cash so I have asked the landlady if she would consider reducing the rent $50 so I could afford it. I have rented from her in the past and am currently renting from her. I have always paid my rent on time and she has never had a single complaint about me. I was really nervous about asking her even though I know she has reduce rent before for people on HUD so they could get one of her apartments (she owns many set of apartments in town). She is a very nice lady and the best land lord a person can hope for. She said she would think about it and give me an answer later. I really hope she lets us have it. She had another two bedroom apartment for the price I am offering to pay but it was on the other side of town and I didn't want to move with LO being so young. Moving to a downstairs apartment would be way easier than moving across town. My fingers are crossed that she lets us get it.