Posted by Jose Norub on April 13, 1997 at 12:17:51:
In Reply to: Please End Rent Regulation posted by Someone who doesn't benefit from rent regulation on April 13, 1997 at 11:41:19:
: Everyone here seems to be against ending rent regulation but how much do
: you pay in rent? I pay $1900 for a small one-bedroom I share with a
: roommate AND I've been here over two years. Now, the market rate for
: my place is $2200.
: I have friends who live in places that would make your skin crawl--
: Four people(who don't know eachother) living in a tiny, dirty, two-bedroom
: in the east village,which happens to be a fifth floor walk up, for $2600.
: Everyone who is FOR keeping rent regulation/stabilization, I ask you:
: Is it because you pay extremely low rent??? Why else would anyone keep it?
: It only benefits a select few.
: THERE IS NO FAIRNESS IN THE SYSTEM AS IT STANDS. Some people work
: three jobs to pay the rent while others have time to go and picket against
: ending rent regulation. I'd love to picket, but I don't have time, I'm too
: busy paying the rent.
: PLEASE RESPOND, TELL ME THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE WHO IS FIGHTING
: THE END OF RENT REGULATION AND PAYING WHAT I PAY IN RENT!!!!!!!!!!!!BECAUSE
: RIGHT NOW I FEEL LIKE IT'S SIMPLY SELFISH PEOPLE WHO DON'T CARE AT ALL
: ABOUT THE REST OF US, WHO WANT TO KEEP THEIR GOOD THING GOING. The thing
: is, if we end rent regulation, yes some people's rent will go up, but many
: will go down: AND WE WILL ALL BE PAYING THE SAME! IT WILL BE EQUAL!!!!!!!
Do you SERIOUSLY believe that you, personally, will benefit from the ending of all laws regulating rents? If a rental "Wild West" environment prevails, your landlord will surely raise your rent even higher when the next lease
is offered .. and why shouldn't he with no lawsd in place to curb him? Unless you are in a luxury, full service buildsing, it sounds like you're overpaying even today's "market prices " by a few hundred dollars a month. And it's
almost certain your landlord is aware of this and will try and stick you with another raise the next time around, since he got you to overpay two years ago. Get real and understand that the rent laws apply only to buildings over
25 years old and that by jacking those folk's rent up and forcing them to relocate, ALL rents will be subject to upward pressure. Your posting sounds more like sour grapes ... you didn't wind up with a reasonably priced apartment
(for whatever reason) and now you don't want anyone else to have one either.
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