New York City's municipal budget relies heavily on the property taxes of extremely high-value real estate. That drives gentrification and distorts local policy in other ways that hurt residents.
Housing laws in England can still leave tenants without proper protection, but the latest reforms offer hope for the future.
Landlords could have a big impact on public health, if they help their tenants to feel at home.
New laws were supposed to protect people from living in unsafe conditions – but in the eyes of a judge, property guardians might not even count as 'tenants'.
Previous laws gave tenants very little protection – but now landlords could face court if they don't keep their properties in good repair.
The very short list of winners, and a growing list of losers, in Doug Ford’s Ontario does not bode well for the government’s political future -- or the province.