Should Landlords Act Like Parents?

can a landlord punish you?
can a landlord punish you?

How would you enjoy your landlord going parental on you by scolding and punishing you?

Yep, that nightmare might arrive for unfortunate renters in Chambersburg, Pa. A new ordinance is being discussed that would hold landlords responsible for tenant's bad behavior. Yikes!

Let's ignore the first assumption that rental tenants are unruly hooligans. Sure, some are, but then so are some homeowners. Let's also ignore the fact that your landlord is too busy dodging your repair requests to send you into a corner for a time-out.

Still, this ridiculous suggestion must sound appealing to some neighbors....