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a house, apartment or room can be seen as someone’s home, as someone’s (or a number of people’s) personal space of belonging. however, these spaces can also be considered merely from the perspective of their rentability, by looking at them as real estate, as profit-making machines. what is good for efficient or profitable rentability is not always (not often) good for inhabitants. the exploits of slum landlords are an extreme example of this: not doing necessary maintenance work but cashing in on rent nonetheless, often at the expense of those in socially or economically weaker positions. another practice that foregrounds rentability over inhabitability is gentrification, essentially expelling undesired people from a building or neighborhood and introducing a new populace exclusively in the service of heightening rent or land values.