Definition of rent control in English:

rent control


  • Government control and regulation of the amounts charged for rented housing.

    • ‘Sure, there's rent control, but there are ways around it.’
    • ‘With rent control, he now pays about $1,900, although similar units are now going for upwards of $4,000.’
    • ‘Yes, rent control does change allocative outcomes within a society, and does so in a wide variety of ways along an indefinitely large number of margins.’
    • ‘It is easy to understand why those participants would be interested in pursuing other contractual formats to allow them to exploit the gains from trade that rent control otherwise would prevent them from exploiting.’
    • ‘Think New York with stupider money and no rent control.’
    • ‘No government of any party found it politically possible to remove rent control until the Housing Acts of 1980 and 1988.’
    • ‘One form of intervention concerns the debate over government regulation of the private market via rent control, zoning, building codes, and the Community Reinvestment Act.’
    • ‘Until last year, Laura managed to pay for the apartment, which rent control helped keep at $436 a month.’
    • ‘Her earlier work includes articles on rent control in Chicago in the World War II era and an analysis of non-profit housing development in Boston from the 1960s through the 1980s.’
    • ‘It is noteworthy that there are no slums in Kathmandu, Nepal, although the per capita income there is much lower than in Delhi, simply because there is no rent control and landlords have an incentive to invest in housing.’
    • ‘They scrapped rent control and ended publicly-funded housing, creating a crisis in this region due to a lack of affordable housing.’
    • ‘Even in Thatcherite Britain there was some rent control.’
    • ‘For instance, the restriction of supply that rent control causes makes standard forms of family living more costly.’
    • ‘This creates some perverse effects, similar to those of rent control.’
    • ‘So far, both sides are claiming victory in the first battle of what is perhaps the most expensive and hotly contested political war since rent control became the law in this oceanfront liberal bastion two decades ago.’
    • ‘And as with many social forces in Santa Monica, the roots of this debate can be traced to rent control.’
    • ‘Yet rent control discourages private investment in low-cost housing, hardly a boon to the poor.’
    • ‘Systems of price and rent control similarly go by the boards, as does the full range of tariffs, anti-dumping laws, and other impediments to international trade.’
    • ‘With rent control illegal for commercial and office spaces, non-residential landlords are free to raise rents to market value or above.’
    • ‘They argue that displacement after rent control was not severe, and that the market is successfully adjusting.’