The governement contract economist consultants that crunch (2 + 2) - 1 equations to find an economic equallibrium. It's all about checks n' balances. The thinking goes, if landlords are allowed to indiscriminately jack up monthly rent fee's, tenants will have less disaposble income to spend on other things and industry's will suffer accordingly eg. textiiles, restaurants/entertainment etc.I am retired own a building with tenants, the Government won't let me increase their rent by an extra 3%. Why do the owners get screwed here?