What Happens When Tenants Rule?

New York [tag-self]tenants[/tag-self] don’t like rent increases. And they have lots of power. Landlords have to go to the Housing Board to get permission to raise them.

This is what happens when tenants control the rental market.

New York

Here’s what happens when [tag-tec]tenants[/tag-tec] rule.

 

New York’s  Housing Board is scheduled  to vote on rent increases for the  city’s 1 million apartments.

 

Let’s hope it goes more smoothly than last year.

 

New York [tag-self]tenants[/tag-self] don’t like rent increases.  And they have lots of power.  Landlords have to go to the Housing Board to get permission to raise them.

 

It’s called [tag-ice]rent control[/tag-ice] and it’s a left over relic from WWII when overcrowding and price gouging were top problems.

 

Last year tenants interrupted the meeting for three hours  by banging on bongo drums and generally making a lot of noise.

 

Now they think they’ll  need a metal detector.

 

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