The article, “Rent control spreading to Bay Area suburbs, to economists’ dismay,” (Sept. 10, 2016), to our dismay does not quote a single economist who has evaluated the ballot measures in question. In fact, economists have not objectively studied rent control as it exists in California. Decades... continue reading
WHEN ELENORE WILLIAMS' family of seven moved into a new apartment in 2013 and found it infested with fleas, she says, management’s response was to give her a bottle of Hot Shot insect killer spray.
“The landlord did not make repairs,” Williams wrote in court documents. “[The] dishwasher hasn’t... continue reading
Seeking to protect Los Angeles renters from unscrupulous landlords, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to require landlords to tell tenants of their rental rights during so-called “cash for keys” deals.
Under the new law, landlords seeking to remove tenants from rent-controlled... continue reading
As housing costs increase across the state, a slim majority of Oregon voters support repealing the statewide ban on rent control — with the most support being in the Portland area.
According to a new poll by DHM Research, 52 percent of statewide voters support eliminating the existing ban on rent... continue reading
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My husband and I have recently been evicted from our home, we were living in a garage that had been converted into a little house which was still attached to the main house. The lady living main house was not paying rent, she was later informed that she would be evicted, and that she had thirty... continue reading
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