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    Depends on how you define "collude". They do drive rents slowly up over time, using each other's rental increases as justification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterpeastheater View Post
    Unless all the landlords collude, which i do think already happens, as rents are already above what any rational analysis would conclude the "market" can bear.
    Same with healthcare.
    Prices are based on cost + reasonable profit, not what people can afford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    Depends on how you define "collude". They do drive rents slowly up over time, using each other's rental increases as justification.
    It's not about "justification", there's no agency they need to justify their prices to.

    It's a matter of competition. Charge too much and you don't get renters. If the profit margin is too high somebody will shave their price a little bit and have a lower vacancy rate.

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