Rent control

system of laws

Rent control is a system of laws, administered by a court or a public authority, which aims to ensure the affordability of housing and tenancies on the rental market for dwellings. Generally, a system of rent regulation involves:

  • Price controls, limits on the rent that a landlord may charge, typically called rent regulation or rent stabilization
  • Eviction controls: codified standards by which a landlord may terminate a tenancyTemplate:R Template:R
  • Obligations on the landlord or tenant regarding adequate maintenance of the property

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  • In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.

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