rent control

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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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Allowing municipalities to enact rent controls is a major shift for a state that banned them in the 1980s.
YES Neil Livingstone managing director, Douglas Dickson Property Management Rent controls do not work.
The New Jersey Apartment Association has slammed as "reckless" a Bill to allow rent control on senior housing.
The state referendum to ban rent controls narrowly passed, by a 51-to-49 percent margin.
Rent control, seen by many economists as old-fashioned, has recently made a surprising comeback in one group of high-growth, dynamic economies - the Gulf.
Currently, rent control applies only to buildings constructed before 1979.
Since rent controls were imposed in Winnipeg in the early seventies," Owens comments, "there hasn't been one new unit of multiple-housing built with private money.
Instead of blaming rent control regulations for the rise in homelessness, why not blame the banks for refusing to invest in low profit areas?
Rent controls have been hotly debated for more than fifty years.
Many cities kept rent controls, eventually making them permanent, after wage and price regulations expired.
One reason, suggests a recent Manhattan Institute study by Henry Pollakowski of MIT's Center for Real Estate, is that few beneficiaries of rent control were poor.