Regular renters could also have a different rent from those who are Section 8 renters, too.
Long-term renters could have a lower rate than new renters. Someone with a one-year lease may pay less per month than someone who is only there for 6-months, or month-to-month.
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A rental agreement is subject to terms and conditions agreed upon by the two parties. Rents can go up and rents can go down. Next time, negotiate and be prepared to move if needed. It may make a difference.
Possibly higher rental rate for occupants with animals, extra roommates,etc. or even higher rents with people with bad credit with higher deposits.
Lower rents would entail renting to someone that they have a relationship with, or they received a really strong referral from someone that they trust highly.
However, there's no means of controlling rent expect the renter's and their price they want to pay for the area, which is similar to buyers of real estate. They dictate the prices in areas.