Rental agent Sheldon Iowa is not the only one who thinks that his job is more important than the property itself.
The owner of an apartment complex in Chicago, where Iowa works, says he’s had a “miserable” time.
“I have been to two rental agencies over the past three years and they’ve all been terrible,” Iowa told the Tribune.
“They’re not even close to being close to what I need.
They just try to find the next rental.
It doesn’t even seem like a good deal to me.”
The problems started when Iowa bought the home for $1.5 million in 2005, but it’s been empty for more than a decade.
He has to find another place to rent, and it costs more to do so.
And while it’s easy to blame the market, Iowa says that the problem stems from the rental industry’s attitude toward people who own apartments.
“It’s a pretty sad situation,” he said.
“People who own the apartments, that’s the way they see it.
That’s how they make money.
They make money by renting the units out.”
Rental agents say that the real problem stems in part from a lack of regulation in the rental market, and the way people are treated when they buy an apartment.
“I think the problem comes from the way the system is set up,” said Iowa.
“The system was created with the benefit of the landlord, so you want people to be able to do that.
And they do that by letting people stay in the apartments and not renting them out.”
In some cases, the people who live in rental apartments are not even supposed to have their apartments in their names.
“You can rent a unit out to someone in their own name and it will still be theirs,” said Mike Loeffler, owner of the home Iowa owns.
“But there’s a certain amount of risk involved in that, and I would be very cautious about letting that person rent out their own home.”
Loeff, a real estate agent who has lived in the neighborhood for years, said he’s worried that the rules are too lax.
“If you’re going to let somebody rent out the apartment to somebody else, you should have a process in place to make sure that the tenant can’t be the tenant of record and then the person can be the owner of record,” Loeefler said.
He said that while he’s happy that people can rent out units, he thinks the rules need to be more strict.
“There should be a process,” he added.
“It shouldn’t be a loophole.”
And while the city is working to tighten regulations, there’s still some concern that the market is rigged in favor of landlords and renters.
“We have no idea how the market works and we have no way of knowing how it’s set up in the first place,” said Loeefeld.
“That’s why we need to make these regulations to protect renters.”
Renters can’t afford to get the rent downBut Iowan says that’s not the case for everyone.
“Renting is expensive, and if we don’t pay our rent, we don, too,” he told the Chicago Tribune.
Iowa believes that he’s been able to make his rent down, and he’s working hard to help people with the rental crisis.
“As a tenant, you have to pay your rent,” Iowasays.
“If you don’t, you don, and that’s where I come in.”