This insider's view of how the landlord-tenant relationship really works reexamines the commonly held notion that landlords are greedy, money grubbing, and heartless slumlords preying on their tenants. Author Carl Rosenberg, a long time landlord, details why landlords can seemingly turn nasty without anyone knowing the reasons; why city agencies fall short in helping to resolve disputes; how judges and administrative judges often render unfair decisions, and why, on occasion, tenants deserve a slap on the wrist- and sometimes more.
Join a fair but hardened landlord as he concentrates on a small minority of troublemakers who have made his life interesting and occasionally downright miserable. He also explains how he navigated the complex world of buying and managing real estate in New York and, though she is not mentioned too often, how his wife played a major role.
It's time to re-analyze the many assumptions made about landlords. You'll see that many negative opinions about landlords are wrong. There are some bad ones out there, but when you get right down to it, Landlords Are People Too.