02.08.2011 02.Aw-Elul, 5771
Israeli website seeks to name and shame price-gouging landlords
New website hopes to lower prices by publicly chastising price-gouging landlords and calling on potential renters to boycott overpriced apartments.
In the spirit of the tent encampments springing up throughout the country to protest the high cost of housing, a new Web site is looking to harness the anger over prices and give renters a tool to use against landlords it believes are price-gouging.
Dirometer calls on users to share their experiences with landlords by warning away potential renters from apartments in which the landlords raised the rent this year….