Posted by Joe on June 06, 1997 at 23:22:08:
In Reply to: Re: no lease but rent increase posted by 258 west 97 on June 02, 1997 at 00:07:41:
>>>>>Defend Rent Control and Stablaization with ammendments.
: $300.00 per month for 3 bedroom apartment is not fair to anyone.<<<<<<<<<
$300 is not fair to anyone? How about it is not fair to the landlord. We pay our hefty mortgage (from our income from full-time jobs) on our two family house. We use the rent from the three bedroom to pay the taxes and the tenant's heat which together total about $4,000 a year. If $300 for a three bedroom is not fair, then what is. At $300 a year, this landlord would take a loss. Don't forget, landlords also have to pay to have the furnace cleaned, have the house repainted periodically, replace windows broken by tenant, often put in lightbulbs when tenant leaves with them, provide tenants with garbage cans, several cans for several different city recyling requirements, replace batteries for the smoke detectors, and usually replace all smoke detectors when tenant leaves (because tenants often take them), then there are the carbon monoxide detectors too. Then there are the municipalities water fees, sewer fees, garbage fees and other fees including mandatory inspection each time flat is rented. Then there are the occassional plumbing expenses. How about the cost to buy new blinds or window shades with each change of tenant because tenants don't take care of them. Did you ever try to collect on a judgement after a tenant left? If the tenant quits his/her job, how does the landlord collect in an income execution? Sure, the landlord has to pay a hefty cost to hire a private investigator to find the former tenant. But rather than pay, it's easier to take the financial loss. How about the cost of replacing appliances? Many, though not all, tenants don't take care of appliances. Locally, many municipal housing complexes replace appliances every couple years because the housing agency realizes it's us taxpayers who pay these expenses anyway.
Don't think it's so easy for the landlord.
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