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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The Governor's Conditional Veto preserves the new construction exemption from local rent controls on new rental apartment construction.
However, state intervention, in the form of rent controls, will only exacerbate the market.
Asia has also followed the trend: China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore have lifted rent controls since the early 2000s.
The ordinance passed Tuesday requires rent controls on those replacement complexes.
While admitting it was "a strong possibility" that rent controls could dissuade investment in the city, she contends, "The thing is--people are hurting right now .
Louis, which never had rent controls, have suffered massive e abandonment.
Because rental housing accounts for more than a third of most tenants' income, rent controls are a very sensitive issue for the renting public.
The best-known example is New York, which retains rent controls from the temporary wartime price regulations imposed during World War II.
Last summer, in-fighting among Republicans prevented New York City's World War II-vintage rent controls from being abolished.
As a World War II-era emergency measure, rent controls made perfect sense.
Instead, a city would merely be required to offer incentives, and whether or not the terms were acceptable, a city could assert its right to establish rent controls on new housing in its community.
Across the State of New Jersey, this policy to exempt new rental housing from local rent controls has been essential to the economic development we have seen in our urban centers," said the NJAA in a statement.