rent control

noun

Definition of rent control

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

Other Words from rent control

rent-controlled \ ˈrent-​kən-​ˈtrōld How to pronounce rent control (audio) \ adjective

Examples of rent control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seattle was becoming unaffordable for many inhabitants, and bearing the socialist mantle, Sawant was launching a run for the City Council on the promise of rent control and a $15 minimum wage. Andrew Schwartz, The New Republic, 3 Dec. 2021 Wu’s version of rent control likely would differ from the one that went away in the 1990s. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Nov. 2021 Hoang compares rent control to efforts to increase the minimum wage. Esther Wang, The New Republic, 23 Dec. 2021 But Wu made rent control a key plank of her campaign for mayor, pointing to other cities and states that have enacted versions of it in recent years. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Dec. 2021 But Seattle and other cities are banned by state law from adopting rent control. Gene Johnson, ajc, 7 Dec. 2021 The data, which covers roughly three-quarters of rental units in the city covered by rent control, extends through July 2021. Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Sep. 2021 Sawant has been pushing for rent control, cutting police funding and raising taxes on high earners such as Amazon to pay for affordable housing, schools and community services. Fox News, 19 Dec. 2021 Sawant has been pushing for rent control, cutting police funding and expanding taxes on high earners such as Amazon to pay for affordable housing, schools and community services. Gene Johnson, ajc, 7 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of rent control

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 18 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for rent control

rent control

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rent control

: a system in which the government determines how much rent can be charged for an apartment, house, etc.

rent control

noun

Legal Definition of rent control

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

Other Words from rent control

rent-controlled adjective

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