Originally Posted by 5FLgirls
Doesn't the tenant have just as much right to protect themselves as the LL or is it a landlord world?
Absolutely... just as the Landlord can ask for an outrageous rent and you have the option to look elsewhere, you also have the option to ask for specific lease provisions subject to the owner's acceptance.
Just about everything is negotiable, except for applicable Federal, State and Local laws.
I can see your side after having lived the nightmare... I just don't think you will have much luck deviating from a standard form lease in today's tight rental market.
Remember, don't sign anything unless you understand and agree with it...