Negotiating Rent

Our landlord is a nice woman from China and she seemed extremely open to negotiating our rent. I know a few of you have mentioned being from Asia. I’m curious if rent is generally negotiable there? My midwestern family finds it unusual that our rent can be bargained up and down rather than preset by the landlord.

In Asia? Rent is negotiable. In fact, tenants can ask for many repairs and things to be changed within 1 month of staying. Power to the tenant.

And if something breaks after the 1st month are they still obligated to repair it?

Less than $200, tenants paid. More than $200, negotiable. Wear and tear, landlord paid.