Posted by brenda on April 10, 2000 at 17:59:39:
In Reply to: Re: Does rent control really help tenants? posted by a renter on April 08, 2000 at 20:33:07:
This is true. I've read all the libertarian stuff about rent controls and none of it takes into account that there is no free market for rental housing in NYC, no give and take. Such objections to rent control usually assume a free market, not a monopoly. Where I live, a rent stabilized situation, every single long-time tenant would be out on the street, replaced by college kids with rich parents, if it werent for rent regs.
There should be rent control for all. That was the situation in NYC through the early 1970s. Landlord groups got the current two-tiered system and the result is the current inequities.
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