So we want someone to tell us
what we can and can’t
charge for our own
property?! Or another
“share your wealth”
tactic? I don’t think so! If the ask-
ing rent is too much for someone,
they don’t have to rent from you.
My property has increased by at
least $150K along with
the rest of my area in
the past three years. If
I wanted to rent it out,
I should be able to rent it for [the]
Heather Rae Cooper
I rent and I wish there was
some sort of control
here. Our rent goes
up so much year to
year that we eventu-
ally can’t afford it anymore and
have to move to find lower rent.
Really? More government legislation to override natural
supply and demand?
No thank you!
Rent control is a good idea. My
city has grown expo-
nentially in the past
five years. Rent
followed. A one-bed-
room apartment used to go for
$600, now it’s $850, if not more.
People are paying $2,000
a month rent to
share a room with
a stranger in
Is rent control
a good idea?
SOME U.S. CITIES limit the rent a landlord can charge for
What do you think?
residential properties. Supporters say this makes rental
housing more affordable, and some cities also offer
more protection against eviction and a grievance
procedure that forces landlords to deal with tenant
complaints. Critics argue that rent control gives
landlords little incentive to make improvements to
apartments. It also encourages rental shortages, they
add, by discouraging investors from creating new
apartments in the area.
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