Let­ter writer says ten­ants are hav­ing to pay for the greed of land­lords

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“Hence why the prop­erty mar­ket is a joke and ev­ery­one tries to cash-in as quickly as pos­si­ble.”


“Well said, I’m with you. EXPO just brought hard­ship and noth­ing more!”


“I couldn’t agree more! My rent for a 2BR in JLT was at 65K in 2010 (this was in­clud­ing park­ing and the ser­vice charges to the build­ing), Now my rent hiked to 120K, in ad­di­tion to hav­ing to pay for the 1 park­ing spot and the ser­vice charges of the build­ing, which is com­pletely un­fair, es­pe­cially when I’ve had a lazy land­lord who took 9 months to fix the sink that fell down and broke in the mas­ter bed­room and the wa­ter leak­age from the ceil­ing that dam­aged all my goods in the kitchen. You bet I’m not re­new­ing nonethe­less it’s still a strug­gle to find some good places to live in.”


“Sup­ply and de­mand I’m afraid. In 2010 peo­ple were strug­gling ow­ing to the mar­ket con­di­tions, a lot of peo­ple moved to Shar­jah or Aj­man be­cause of cheaper rents. Now the de­mand has im­proved and so rents have gone up. If you don’t re­new in a prop­erty that has dou­bled in rental price then I’m afraid some­one else will be happy to take it.”


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