The 5 stages of renewing of your apartment lease

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The 5 stages of renewing of your apartment lease in the South Bay Area:

  1. Denial: Surely, this is a mistake – they can’t increase the rent by this much
  2. Anger: How dare they increase the rent by this much!
  3. Bargaining: I’ve been a model tenant – I’ll talk to them to keep my rent the same as last year
  4. Depression: I’m going to have to pay the new rent
  5. Acceptance: Well, the rents have gone up everywhere in this area. I might have the best deal…


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