renovating for rent reduction?

Could you do it?  Commit to renovating your city apartment in exchange for a reduction in rent for a long period of time? This couple in New York did. $19,000 worth of improvements (including labor and materials) in exchange for a $400 a month reduction over a four year period.

I wonder if my landlord might be down for something like this… after all, my husband was the one who sent me this link.  I think he’s looking to get his hands dirty, don’t you?

the yucky before

the pretty after

Slideshow here. All images via New York Times.


One response to “renovating for rent reduction?

  1. Oh my, I LOVE that kitchen. I would totally do a reno for reduced rent!

    Sign me up!

    That bathroom was utterly disgusting. It should have been updated prior to moving in!

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