I agree that it is a business, I pay him rent and he provides then dwelling, but I also believe that I can have good relationships with the people that I do business with. I follow the tenancy agreement as set forth upon moving in, and I hold up my end by paying my rent on time and being a good tenant. I also feel that if you are going to get into being a landlord then you should also be ready to follow whatever regulations are in place. Constructive evictions just to make more money is shady and illegal. That being said, I have had several good relationships bordering on friendships, but just like at work, you truly are not friends and should act accordingly. Even though I don't feel that I need to pay any additional money, I do understand that the pandemic has affected some people such as landlords, and even though he is legitimately wealthy I offered to increase my rent by an amount that I felt was reasonable to me. Asking for 18% is ridiculous and now I have removed my offer and he will get 1.5% in January if he requests it properly. He has limited options going forward unless he is willing to move in here for 6 months. I highly doubt that since he lives in a wealthy area and this place is almost 40 years old.Agree to disagree.