rent control

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rent control

n.
Governmental control and regulation of the amounts charged for rented housing.

rent control

n
(Law) regulation by law of the rent a landlord can charge for domestic accommodation and of his right to evict tenants
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One thing that many rent controlled cities have in common is that they are usually hemmed in by mountains or coastlines, leaving no opportunity to expand outward.
In 1970, the city of Cambridge imposed far-reaching rent controls on residential properties built prior to 1969, placing strict caps on rent price increases and implementing policies that made it difficult for property owners to remove rent controlled units from the rental stock.
Is $10,000 or $1,000,000 best spent on a rent controlled building or on a building where the free market allows for a better return on capital?
There had been initial concern that the property came with too much political baggage and rent controlled apartments to garner very high values.
The city doesn't track evictions from units that aren't rent controlled so that number wouldn't include the 100 units that might be evicted from a building at 8735 Independence Ave.
The charity claims many tenants of the 8,489 rent controlled properties fear they will end up on the street when the protection of a 1982 Act comes to an end next July.
Around half of them live in units that are rent stabilized or rent controlled (and even these average $538/month in Brooklyn).
98 a month rent controlled apartment although he lived most of the time in his Beverly Hills mansion.
Made up of mostly rent stabilized or rent controlled tenants, many had Section 8 or other forms of adjusted rents.
According to Los Angeles housing officials, evictions and attempted evictions from rent controlled units for ``owner occupancy'' - the landlord or a relative needs the apartment - and trivial violations of new, restrictive leases have jumped in the past several months across the city and in the Valley.
Rent controlled households had a median income of $20,000 while rent stabilized households were $32,000.
While rent controls have accomplished the objective of artificially limiting rents, the purchase price of mobile homes in rent controlled parks has appreciated significantly.