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Old 08-12-2019, 02:55 PM
k9bfriender is offline
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It seems a better compromise on rent control would be limited term rent control.

Make it for 5 years or so, rent can only be raised by 5% (or so) a year, and at the beginning of the fourth year, the tenant is given the terms for the next period, and has a year to decide if they want to pay the increase or move.

That gives some stability to the renter, but also prevents people from staying forever in a place at a fraction of market value.

Also, micro-housing should be approved and encouraged, especially in and around high job areas. If you live less than a block from where you work, and can get all the amenities you need within a short distance, some may not mind having little more than a bed and a bathroom.