Selling a valuable phone number for a high price is not like a greedy landlord. I have it… you want it… $$$
Eminent domain happens. The city or the state is the real owner.
In my case the city tried to have one of our buildings classified as a historical. We fought it and won as the city that was pushing the cause was not the city the building sits in… it was adjacent.
They would put up a plaque and we would not have had any control of our own property had that occurred.
I don’t see the difference between selling a phone number at a high price or the “greedy” landlord. Both have something that has value that someone else wants. In either case, if the price is too high, the landlord doesn’t lease his property or the seller doesn’t sell the phone number. And if a deal is struck on either, it’s because both parties (buyer/seller, or lessor/lessee) came to an agreement. And if the tenant is asking for less than market value, doesn’t that make him greedy, or is he just trying to get the best deal for him/herself? What is the line between greedy and acceptable, and who gets to determine that?