Re: I hope carriers win
I don't think anyone is suggesting rent control. We're suggesting adequate oversight and enforcement to guarantee that property is rented to everyone regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual preference or economic status. If they can pay the rent, they get the property. The rental agreement should be standarized to ensure the interests of both parties are protected and renters should feel safe that the building manager cannot tamper with the delivery of services to extort favors (whatever that might be).
What's also being suggested is that we don't want a single "Mr. Potter" slumlord owning all the property. We prefer many different property owners competing for renters. This would naturally keep the properties updated and prices fair.