We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Landlords Quotes from Matthew Desmond, Anh Do, John Turner, Nydia Velazquez, Jeremy Corbyn. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Hundreds of data-mining companies sell landlords tenant-screening reports that list past evictions and court filings.
I don’t think we can fix poverty without fixing housing, and I don’t think we can address housing without understanding landlords.
My mum raised three kids on her own on sweatshop wages of about six bucks an hour so there was a lot of late rent and landlords knocking on the door.
Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties.
For families to access affordable housing, they often need legal representation that takes their side against abusive landlords.
If there is ‘right to buy’ for council tenants and housing association properties, then why shouldn’t that apply to all tenants? Some landlords are decent, very caring people, but some of them are truly appalling.
Whenever rent controls or increased tenants’ rights are raised, naysayers wail that doing so will cause landlords to flee the rental market. Firstly, that is a canard: if a landlord charges £1000 for a room, and you tell him from now on he can only charge £900, he won’t decide to instead earn nothing.
The cost of evictions varies a lot, but it could be for landlords an expensive process as well. Among the costs for landlords as well is the emotional costs of an eviction.
Poverty is a relationship that involves a lot of folks, rich and poor alike. I was looking for something that brought a lot of different people in a room. Eviction does that, embroils landlords and tenants, lawyers and social workers.
Just strictly from a business standpoint, kids are a liability to landlords, and they actually provoke evictions.
Eviction comes with a record. Just like a criminal record can hurt you in the jobs market, eviction can hurt you in the housing market. A lot of landlords turn folks away who have an eviction, and a lot of public housing authorities do the same.
Since evictions go through court, it has a record that comes with it, and many landlords that I spend time with use that as a big screening mechanism. And that’s really the reason, we think, families are pushed into worse housing and worse neighborhoods after their evictions.
The First World War, and especially the latest one, largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords, especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally.
Free verse seemed democratic because it offered freedom of access to writers. And those who disdained free verse would always be open to accusations of elitism, mandarinism. Open form was like common ground on which all might graze their cattle – it was not to be closed in by usurping landlords.
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
I read ‘The Young Landlords’ and felt almost a chemical change. What I realized while reading that book was that I could write in my voice, use my tongue, my language, my style, and write a story.
The landlords are not agriculturists; that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated.
There are a lot of people who probably enjoyed ‘Conversations with Friends’ who are part of the system that is actively exploiting other people’s labour. I am sure there are landlords who read it and thought it was a great read. Am I happy that I have given those people 10 hours of distraction? Not really!
This is the first aspiration of countries: we are the landlords in our countries so that they remain free, and we can live in security.
In a society rigged in favour of landlords over tenants, to rent privately is to be deprived of security.
As a Manhattan resident, I’m gutted by what certain landlords are doing, pushing folks who have lived in their apartments for decades out of their homes, as a greedy tactic to get more rent from newer tenants. It’s one of the most disgusting, inhumane things I’ve ever witnessed in my beautiful city.
Too often, the landlord-tenant relationship is unbalanced with all the power on the side of unscrupulous landlords.
To me, a New Yorker is someone that has general disdain toward landlords, mass-transit authorities, electric companies, sports-team managers, NYU and its students, and anything new.
Private landlords as well as public landlords are free to discriminate against people with criminal records for the rest of their lives. You come out of prison, and where are you expected to go?
Human relationships used to be easy: you had friends, boy- or girlfriends, parents, children, and landlords. Now, thanks to social media, it’s all gone sideways.