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Rent Control: Regulation and the Rental Housing Market

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Rent control, the governmental regulation of the level of payment and tenure rights for rental housing, occupies a small but unique niche within the broad domain of public regulation of markets. The price of housing cannot be regulated by establishing a single price for a given level of quality, as other commodities such as electricity and sugar have been regulated at vari ...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published August 31st 1998 by Cupr/Transaction
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Fred
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tenants-rights
Good overview and history of rent control. Solid history and analysis of rent control in Berkeley, DC, LA, New Jersey, NYC, Toronto, and mobile home parks including how we got it, how we lose it and ways landlord weaken it. (Only complaint might be some of their word choice when trying to be or sound unbiased mimics anti-rent control advocates) I recommend it to anyone working on rent control issues.
Gordon Howard
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Decent compilation of chapters by different authors on the topic - very balanced, perhaps too balanced since rent control is, on the whole, a bad a policy. But a useful counterweight to the many screeds by economists universally condemning it. One matter missing is the correlation between zoning restrictions on housing supply and the need for rent control to counteract lack of supply.
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