I've taken a landlord to small claims for attempting to steal my deposit, and won. Knowing the law and asserting our rights to our money is more important than more regulation from a broken system.
The thread with all these links seems to be we need more government intervention in housing so renters don't get stepped on. Maybe we should ask owners how more government intervention has been working for them...
Saw a bunch of these articles in my Patrick links email today and just wanted to make sure this site isn't going completely socialist. It's not the governments job to provide housing period. Housing should always be a free market enterprise.
Name me a single government program that has ever been remotely successful?
Are we no longer the 8th largest economy in the world? Did the grapes in Napa Valley dry up? Is Humboldt no longer producing the best weed in the US? Did all our farmlands get transported to another state? Did Silicon Valley experience an eternal DDOS attack?