Those greedy landlords...

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Chop, Jan 25, 2023.

  1. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Good thing the Biden administration is looking out for the little guy...


    The White House announced a plan Wednesday to promote rent affordability and fortify tenant protections for the more than a third of Americans who rent—a plan the administration says will be implemented with the help of multiple federal agencies.

    It also includes a non-binding “Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights,” essentially a report laying out how U.S. government policy could be shaped to enhance protections for renters.

    The blueprint proposes making leases clearer and fairer, including regulating the size of a security deposit, as well as allowing tenants to organize, increasing access to affordable housing, and protecting tenants against discrimination and eviction.

    The White House said both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will begin taking action to identify unfair tenant practices that prevent renters from accessing or staying in housing.

    The agencies will look at factors like tenant background checks and how renters’ income is used by landlords to make housing decisions.

    The plan also seeks to end the many hoops renters are forced to jump through during background checks by tasking CFPB with holding companies who perform those checks accountable for their “unreasonable procedures.”

    Biden Proposes Renters’ Bill Of Rights — Here’s What It Will Do
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  2. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Protect Renters and Promote Rental Affordability | The White House

    Biden rolls out 'Renters Bill of Rights' as lawmakers push for federal rent control laws

    "Biden rolls out 'Renters Bill of Rights' as lawmakers push for federal rent control laws Democrats have asked Biden to direct different agencies, including the FTC, to limit rent increases. While rent control is common in some cities, there has never been federal residential rent control."
  3. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

  4. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Like with other government intervention this will only lead to less housing and higher prices for those the laws are intended to help. Even Keynesian economists agree that rent controls are bad. But Communists in the Deep State are super stupid while also being super evil.
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  5. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    Not that anyone cares anymore, but where exactly does the legal authority to do this come from? Has Congress given it to him? And if they did, what part of the Constitution gave it to them in the first place?
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  6. guy4321

    guy4321 1,000+ Posts

    It pushes it to more government-owned or private affordable housing (which is to say partially government funded).
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  7. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Coming soon: nationwide requirements for all residential landlords to take Section 8 vouchers. Watch for it. It's probably only a matter a time.
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  8. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    No one in DC cares. Hasn't for a long long time.
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  9. Hideo Gump Jr.

    Hideo Gump Jr. Summer Soldier and Sunshine Patriot

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  10. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    With the incredible plethora of apartments going up (see Katy and Nashville) this is suspicious and verrrry interesting.
  11. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Dude, read the small print at the end. It's next to the "right to abortion" language, and the right for Congress via AOC to stop granting federal O&G leases to companies that perform stock buybacks. Very Nostradamus of the crafters of the Constitution.
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  12. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    As a landlord I find it remarkable they want to further help deadbeats. The system is such ******** now that it's ridiculous.
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  13. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 2,500+ Posts

    I think we know what it's really about.
  14. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    So if much of this goes through (which is uncertain at best), landlords could be caught in a Catch-22.

    - they won't be able to do or effectively use background checks
    - they'll be in trouble if a tenant with a violent criminal record rapes or kills another tenant
  15. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    These regulations and EOs that just make up national policy out of whole cloth or rely on some flimsy statute that delegates overly broad rule-making power to executive agencies are becoming ridiculous. Abuses of power are becoming routine. We need a big Supreme Court decision to get handed down creating a real nondelegation doctrine and putting an end to this garbage for good. It's getting absurd. The President is not supposed to be a king.
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  16. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    All legislative power lies in the legislative branch. The plethora of executive orders sure does seem like legislation. Legislation by the executive branch. And this began LONG before Biden.
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  17. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    Biden definitely didn't. "start the fire" as Billy Joel would say, but he has poured a lot of gasoline on it.
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  18. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Agree Mr D
    Most of it from our SPR.
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  19. BrntOrngStmpeDe

    BrntOrngStmpeDe 1,000+ Posts

    I wouldn't want to hamstring a POTUS ability to deal with actual emergencies and disasters in real time rather than Congress time but I do believe ALL EO's and anything smelling like an EO from the Executive branch need to have an Automatic sunset provision of 6 months. If you can't get a bipartisan bill through congress in 6 months to address the "emergency" then it wasn't really an emergency to begin with, it was just a partisan demand and you are trying to end run the process.
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  20. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    We're nowhere near that being a problem. The War Powers Act strikes a good balance that addresses true emergencies. The EOs and regulations at issue are not emergencies. They're abuses of power done to circumvent not only the legislative process but also the constitutional federalist system. They are tyrannical.
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  21. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Legislating from the Executive and from the Bench is anathema to our Constitution.
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