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rent control

noun
1.
government control over the amount of rent charged, as for housing.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
Related forms
rent-controlled, adjective
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Examples from the web for rent control
  • 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

noun
1.
regulation by law of the rent a landlord can charge for domestic accommodation and of his right to evict tenants
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