It’s true that the sons are not the father. This could very well play in to what is happening.
In Los Angeles 6,000 square feet could cost the same or more than 11,000 square feet. Location!
That’s probably the same everywhere.
You can’t put blame on a landlord who has invested money, time, blood, sweat and tears into an investment and would like a return on that investment. I own two rental properties in the Atlanta, GA area and know first hand that there are a LOT of hidden expenses that people don’t realize. These properties stay rented, good tenants but I’m really not making any money if you include my time. My hope is to sell them when the market is high. But, I’ll bet that the tenants probably think I’m “greedy” because I simply don’t want to lose money on them.