rent control

noun

: government regulation of the amount charged as rent for housing and often also of eviction
rent-controlled adjective

Examples of rent control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, the California legislature passed statewide rent control, limiting rent increases to 10% or 5% plus regional inflation, whichever is smaller. Kate Talerico, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 Advertisement The state law does not override stricter local rent control laws, such as in the city of Los Angeles. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 Some regions impose rent control laws, limiting the ability to adjust rental rates based on market demand or inflation. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2024 Yi wants to repeal California laws that limit rent control, proposals that have so far failed in the Legislature and on the ballot. Queenie Wong, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 But tenants organizations see rent control as a major step forward for a city in which two in five housing units in Concord are occupied by renters. Kate Talerico, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 Minneapolis, which did not institute rent control, saw that number drop from nearly 5,000 total units in 2022 to around 1,400 last year. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 28 Jan. 2024 Bautista said groups like his, and others throughout the state, want to see stronger rent control and say the new laws don’t go far enough. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2024 Working toward a rent control initiative at mobile home parks is the latest move Lemon Grove has made toward reducing rates of homelessness. Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rent control was in 1916

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“Rent control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rent%20control. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

rent control

noun
: government regulation of the amount charged as rent for housing and often also of eviction
rent-controlled adjective
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