Crime: Blame It On The Landlord

Reblogger Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

 

Unless the City wants to house the residents they want to displace, how is this solving a problem?

 

Original content by Ron Trzcinski

Crime: Blame It On The Landlord

There is no question about it.  The crime level in many parts of Baltimore City, as well as in some other major cities, is far higher than is acceptable.

There are many theories and opinions as to the cause.

There, also, have been many efforts to eliminate or, at least, reduce the crime to more reasonable levels.

But now, there seems to be an effort to place the blame, to some degree, on the landlords.

It is true that there is the occasional slum lord who needs to be cited and removed from the business, but by and large this is not the case.  Most landlords are responsible.

Somehow, the City of Baltimore has come to the conclusion that it should revoke the license of a particular landlord and relocate the tenants to other rental units based on the idea that the rental housing itself is causing the crime.

City moves to revoke license for apartment complex

 

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The Brewer Team - Franklin TN Homes
Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN

I would bet every penny I have that the city is run by democrats. Of course, every city that's having a problem with crime is run by democrats, except in Arizona, and the democrats running the country are trying to stop Arizona from solving their crime problem. Union police forces are not effective, and I thnk it's time to turn the job over to outsourcing. It will save the cities a lot of money, but then the unions will be unhappy and they might not vote the way you want them to.

August 18, 2010 10:58 AM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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August 18, 2010 11:03 AM #2
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Lois Davies
Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral & SW Florida

Wallace, this is just another case of not holding people responsible for their ownactions.  Everything can't always be the fault of someone else.  I agree with you about most landlords being responsible, even in the face of continuous vandalism, graffiti and crime.  Let the police do their job and hold the people committing the crimes responsible for their actions.  Maybe the criminals are running the town.

August 18, 2010 04:48 PM #3
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.  Just another sad case of a government body trying to make it appear as if they are doing something worthwhile.

August 18, 2010 10:26 PM #4
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