-28 Blaming landlords for increased rent or eviction is stupid, amirite?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

The poors will never understand

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Every landlord could die, tomorrow, and the world would not miss a beat. They add nothing.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Renters should die....do you hear how stupid you sound?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

No one said *should*, drama queen, but if.. 🤷🏻‍♂️

by Anonymous 8 months ago

If all renters died tomorrow then all the landlords would starve to death. They are parasites

by Anonymous 8 months ago

They provide housing....

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Oh? Do they build the house?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

In my case, yes I did. I am a licensed contractor.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Great, so someone is just financing the house you built. They could do the same thing through a bank, for cheaper, and eventually own the house without the privilege of you leeching off them.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I paid cash as I went, there is nothing to finance. Oh, and so you know, my rates are 50% of the average in my area. I own my personal house outright, my shop outright and my rental outright.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Even if I were to believe this back patting, you'd objectively be the exception, not the rule. We'll miss the "good" landlords I have no doubt. 🤷🏻‍♂️

by Anonymous 8 months ago

You're either in a very low income area, or taking advantage of having a large income, or lying through your teeth.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I do well for myself. I started with nothing and worked my ass off to get what I have. I'm not as a landlord out to wreck someone's day, but I'm not running a charity either. I am sorry you've had such a bad experience with a POS landlord.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

So you pay other people to build a house.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

No, I'm hands on. I certainly can't do all my own work, but I do work every trade.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Yes in majority of cases. My dad has built two houses since 2017 he rents one out as a Airbnb. He's built and designed them from scratch (not with his hands obv but with contractors and stuff)

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Your dad's case is not the norm. Hardly anyone that's a landlord builds houses themselves. They buy houses, and rent them out.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

So someone is just financing houses he built, like I told the other guy, they could just finance those houses from the bank, for cheaper without the privilege of letting your father leech off of them. Not to mention, AirBnBs are as much of a plague as landlords, they can die off as well.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

They add nothing except the reason why you have a roof over your head lol. Only people who work hard or worked towards it for years can own a home, being a renter gives you the opportunity to have a home without having to put in extraneous and tedious work and saving

by Anonymous 8 months ago

If they die the house will still be standing

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Who would you be renting to then? You'd have to buy the said houses that are still standing and pay a mortgage instead and a lot of people can't afford that that's why landlords are the middle man between the renter and the bank.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

And the mortgages would be much cheaper if there weren't landlords, because there wouldn't be as many people buying housing they aren't going to use, and don't need, because there'd be much less insensitive to do so.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Then I guess landlords exist because people don't want to sell their house because A. A house can be personal and a symbol of hard work and B. They are keeping it to hand down to their kids or C. Everything in this world is lucrative the government should make it illegal to profit of a property you don't reside in but it's not illegal so people see it as a way to gain income

by Anonymous 8 months ago

How exactly are landlords "dealing with the housing crisis" since by definition they are housed and own extra housing?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Landlords exist because they bought a home and rented it out.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

You are not renting to anyone if you are dead. But either way, you yourself are calling them a "middle man", that is the person you "cut out".

by Anonymous 8 months ago

How can they not afford a mortgage that is the same or less than their rent?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

This is masturbatory nonsense.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

The construction team that built the house is why there is a roof over head. landlords add 0 value. actually they create negative value

by Anonymous 8 months ago

They're adding value to their own lives and that's what counts in this economy

by Anonymous 8 months ago

that explains why the economy is so good right now. this is definitely a good thing and should be encouraged. you bozo

by Anonymous 8 months ago

There would be chaos as there would be no one to do the maintenance on those properties. What does a (former) renter do when the roof leaks or the parking lot needs to be plowed?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Not really though.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Who does the maintenance without the landlord paying for it?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

A lot of people will loose homes when the banks foreclose

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Landlords artificially increase the price on rent since it needs to give them a living too. If there wasnt landlords then things would be cheaper

by Anonymous 8 months ago

The western and European world works that way. Where I'm from in Nigeria you buy a plot of land and pay to build a house and that's it you never pay any mortgage, however over here mortgage exists therefore landlords exist

by Anonymous 8 months ago

it is no different in the U.S. We don't all have a couple hundred thouisand dollars in the bank, so the money we borrow to buy the land and build (or buy an already built) house is called a mortgage. It's just the name of the loan you take out to get your home.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Mortgages are not why landlords exist...

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Ik I should've worded it different but since there's no law against profiting off a property you don't reside in of course people will become landlords to make money. Everything is lucrative you can't be mad at it

by Anonymous 8 months ago

>Where I'm from in Nigeria you buy a plot of land and pay to build a house and that's it you never pay any mortgage, however over here mortgage exists therefore landlords exist Exactly. That's why landlords are the issue. Landlords have bought all of the land and rather than selling it on, use it to exploit other people for their money by charging WAY more than it actually costs so that they make some nice pocket change. If there werent landlords and we could directly get a house without the middleman, we would be paying way less

by Anonymous 8 months ago

At least where I live, you can't evict tenants because you want higher rent. You need a legitimate reason, like you or your family needs to move into the place. However, landlords circumvent this and still evict people, and that's when people deservedly blame them

by Anonymous 8 months ago

My landlord is a corporate landlord and they raised my rent $500 a month this year. It's pure greed, they don't need that $500 like I do. They are scum

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Check and see if that's legal where you are, usually max is like 30%

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Class traitor.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

lol not a ‘traitor' I've been in a family who rents and now owns. I'm a 3rd generation university student my family works hard so that each generation can OWN.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

This is kind of making two different claims; landlords absolutely have the *right* to evict people from their homes to get more money, but that is their *choice* so it's illogical to tell me or anyone else i cant or have no right to make a moral judgement about them for their choice to take someone's housing in order to make *more* profit.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Truly an unpopular opinion

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Yes because majority of people are renters

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Unpopular opinion, keep it unpopular

by Anonymous 8 months ago

And it will stay unpopular because majority of people will never see a mortgage payment to their name😂

by Anonymous 8 months ago

There needs to be a reason to raise the rent and there needs to be a cap. Just market rate is the reason so many people are homeless and living in vehicles or with 10 roommates. Rent should keep up with wages. A decent paying job should allow you to be able to put a roof, a decent one, over your head. A person making at least $20 per hour should at least be able to afford a studio or something. The way it is now a couple each making that much can't afford a studio. It's outrageous.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

My grandmother ended up owning a few rental properties. Being a landlord should not be someone's primary source of income. Outside of commercial and multifamily housing. How many single family homes a person can own.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

As many as they want in a free country. They'll build more. Its not like there's a cap on how many homes the country is allowed to have.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

You build a home and then you sell it to somebody. Who will live in it. The number of single-family houses for rent in a community should be capped. If you have over the cap you have to sell it. And the buyer must be somebody who's going to live in it.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

You don't get to tell other people what they can do with their property. Not in a free country.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Yet conservatives tell women what they can't do with their body. They can put gay people in camps to try to change their sexuality. Indoctrinate children with religion. Because evolution is the devil's work. Everything that conservatives believe is wrong with America. And they are always on the wrong side of history.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

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by Anonymous 8 months ago

Not all landlords are Conservative....your point is litteraly....pointless.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

If the landlord's collectively raise rents, then the value of the houses go up as investors have to pay more to buy them. They then cannot sell that property for more until they raise rents and so it continues.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Being a landlord isn't work. Being a property manager is work and is something deserving of payment but you can be a property manager without owning the place. Landlords are just middlemen that extract value when what they do could be fulfilled by anyone.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Landchads are gods and we should thank them for their service. Maybe have a national holiday to remember key landchads

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I don't mind to some degree but the property management team even raised my pet rent to squeeze more money out of me this time… Did my pet double in size???

by Anonymous 8 months ago