With only about twenty to twenty-five percent people having their own houses, Dhaka is inhabited by over 20 million people. There have been little visible efforts to relocate major offices and structures which are blamed for Dhaka’s population density, and as a result, the city is increasingly under the threat of being unliveable. People mostly come to this city to make a living. Dhaka is the most important hub of businesses in the country which eventually results in the burgeoning demand for rented houses. The house owners are capitalising on this situation by increasing rents.
It’s no wonder that house rents take up a major portion of people’s income today. It’s like the tenants are completely in the grip of the landlords. The city authorities are well-informed about this matter but apparently, they are not doing anything about it. This is a very important issue for the residents. The government should address the house rent issue urgently.