Get a Reduction in Rent By Being a Handyman

To get a good deal on an apartment. Offer to do either simple handyman's work or some janitorial work in the evenings or weekends for a reduction in the rent and possibly free rent. My relatives did this for a few years and saved enough for a down payment to buy a four family home.

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July 28, 20080 found this helpful

I asked the assistant manager at my apartment complex if I could do some small jobs to save some money on rent. She told me that others in the complex asked the same question. Because our complex is owned by a corporation, the employees have to be heavily insured and need to be covered under worker's compensation, and therefore residents cannot do any jobs.

Every complex and apartment are different, so it's worth to ask.

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August 3, 20080 found this helpful

Hubby is doing that by mowing some grass for the landlord at another property. It is restaurant type properties. It is not much but it does help bring down the rent. I myself am trying to get a job as an aid on the school bus for kids it is not much but every penny counts in this day and time.

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