I posted that just to prove what I always said, some landlords, I can't say all of them, but...some on this forum are just blah, blah, blah. They never come here telling us they attended any meetings where they went to "protest", oh nooooo....they want everything in their hands.
I speak specially of those with the "liberal here, liberal there mantra". The poor souls don't know liberals fought for their right to be respected here. They love to live in the liberal areas where they are protected by diversity. Once they go out of the grid, their language, or the English accent, or their physical appearance, or their clothing will make them a nice target for racism.
By the way, I know many landlords, I've known all sorts of them, never a bad apple, but heard of them.
So there's something called "loyalty". That goes both ways, landlords and tenants. They don't move when the bad times are in for the landlord, nor they expect the backstabbing landlord to nail them with a yearly increase when they are old, and they have contributed into the landlord's coffers so they can own that place free and clear. Increases may not all be in contract, but those loyal people rely on the word of mouth to be a contract among men of honor.
But, this is America, go ahead, do what your honesty and your moral values dictate you.