KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): New York landlord Mario Salerno, who has 18 apartment buildings, posted signs saying tenants in his buildings did not need to pay April rent, The New York Times reported on Friday.
PETALING JAYA (March 31): The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the Hong Kong retail industry, but some of the landlords there have reduced rental to help their tenants survive the outbreak.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): Worried that his tenant might suffer from a loss of income owing to the extended movement control order (MCO), a kind-hearted landlord has given his tenant free rent for a month, according to a screenshot of the conversation posted by a Malay lady named "Siti Shabariya Sahlan" (the tenant) on Facebook on Wednesday, reported Sin Chew Daily.
The problem of tenants who leave large unpaid electricity bills upon vacating the rental property can be averted by changing the name on the Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) account to the name of the tenant for the duration that they rent the property, thus protecting landlords.
As property values have skyrocketed beyond the means of many ordinary citizens of many countries, and as even paying for the deposits required for renting a property becomes a burden that many cannot carry, the question that one individual has answered is: how do you make rental housing more affordable? A start-up has managed to make things cheaper immediately, by eliminating the security deposit.
A Frankly Speaking comment in the latest issue of The Edge Malaysia (Nov 12 - 18, 2018) The issue is not availability.
PETALING JAYA (Sept 21): A lawyer has advocated for the rental market to be strengthened with more comprehensive laws that sets the terms of a tenancy agreement and address disputes between the landlord and tenant as a way of easing the pressure of making homes affordable on the public sector.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): We have all heard of Sugar Daddy stories where sexual favours are given in return for presents or cash but the housing crisis in urban centres of the United Kingdom (UK) has given rise to the phenomenon of landlords getting sex by offering rent free accommodation.