Increasing house rent in Dhaka
The house rent in Dhaka city has been increasing irrationally in recent times. Most middle class families reside in rented houses in Dhaka. They are struggling to cope with the unbridled rise in house rents. Only about 20-25% of the total inhabitants of Dhaka have their own houses. The remaining 75-80% people live in rented houses. As the demand for rented houses is increasing with the city's rising population, the owners are taking advantage of the situation to raise their rents. In some cases, landlords are also pressuring tenants to leave the house in case the latter are unable to meet the demand. The authorities concerned must do something in this regard.