OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA*There is something so seemingly illegal about landlords being out of control when it comes to annual rent increases.

Raising rents to sky-high rates – especially for living spaces that barely suit a couple – not to mention an entire family of say, four.

New York City remains the most expensive place in the world to live and according to a report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, half the population of those living there pay rent they can’t afford; with a staggering three million households in the state forking out 30 percent or more of their income on housing – a figure 10 percent higher than 12 years ago.

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