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commented on Kshama Sawant Wants to Make Life Easier for Renters by Capping Landlord Fees
@1, the fees I have seen are typically charged by the apartment complexes. Most are usually a couple of hundred dollars in admin fees, though that number can be higher.
The real problem most renters have is the high price of rent as well as the first-last and deposit usually equal to one months rent. Soooo if you are looking at a semi-nice one bedroom apartment that rents for $1500 (I know, I said semi-nice not a rat trap and even that number is a steal) you pretty much need $4500 to walk in the door. THAT assumes good credit.
This proposal is literally standing in front of a raging forest fire, taking a piss and then saying "I helped!! Vote for ME!!!"