government control over the amount of rent charged, as for housing.
- rent-con·trolled, adjective
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How to use rent control in a sentence
Rafael Bautista, an organizer with San Diego Tenants United, said the city under Faulconer never responded to activist demands for policies like rent control, eviction protections or increased code enforcement against slumlords.Faulconer ‘Changed the Dialogue’ on Housing, But Results Remain Elusive | Andrew Keatts | December 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Tenants’-rights groups also promoted rent control, with the goal of keeping housing affordable.
A statewide measure on the November ballot would allow cities to enact rent control measures if they choose.Coastal Anxieties Run Deep in Oceanside Mayor’s Race | Kayla Jimenez | October 12, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
He said that while he supported Proposition 10, he is still against rent control.
I may be wrong, but I believe that rent control is generally supported by Democrats and generally opposed by Republicans.Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | March 12, 2020 | Freakonomics
The first rent control act was put in place during World War II.
I recommend, therefore, that rent control be continued for another year.
If we expect to maintain a steady economy we shall have to maintain price and rent control for many months to come.
It will require continuation of rent control in shortage areas as well as legislation to permit control of sales prices.
Until we can overcome the present drastic housing shortage, we must extend and strengthen rent control.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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