I was curious about current rental market with the ongoing situation and did some research and found out that most vacant places in my suburb are ranging between $40- $90 per week cheaper than my current rent.This includes 3 units in my current residential block.
i contacted my realestate agent and asked to negotiate for a rent reduction and gave her the details of the 3 similar units in my block (which i have inspected already) and are at least $50 per week cheaper.
I was advised that it will be forwarded to the owner. A week later i checked back and was told the owner has not replied yet, checked back a few days after..same thing.
2 weeks later checked back again and was told same thing, "try calling the owner but no answer, left 2 voicemails and an email"
i am finding this situation a bit ridiculous and dont know what to make of it?
Is the realestate agent been incompetent at their work?
is the landlord avoiding us?
i dont think the landlord would want to lose a tenant during these times, i have seen the other units been vacant for over 3-4 months already.
i could move to one of the other units as my lease is now month to month, but dont want to go for the hassle.
i dont know what to do apart from sending emails everyday asking for an update.
any suggestions on how to approach the matter?