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rent control

government control over the amount of rent charged, as for housing.
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rent-controlled, adjective Unabridged
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  • For a simple example, look at the major distortions caused by rent control.
  • As a practical matter, rent control is also strongly correlated with homelessness, as are high property values.
  • And they won't change their minds even when economic reasoning shows that rent control hurts the poor more than it helps them.
  • rent control distorts the housing market and discourages landlords from building or improving their housing stock.
  • State law does not require landlords to pay interest on security deposits, but some local rent control laws do.
  • Local rent control ordinances may also limit rent increases, or impose additional requirements on landlords.
British Dictionary definitions for rent control

rent control

regulation by law of the rent a landlord can charge for domestic accommodation and of his right to evict tenants
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