rent control

  1. government control over the amount of rent charged, as for housing.

Origin of rent control

First recorded in 1930–35

Other words from rent control

  • rent-con·trolled, adjective

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How to use rent control in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rent control

rent control

  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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