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- Rent Control
- Laws that limit the amount of rent landlords may charge, and that state when and by how much the rent can be raised. Most rent control laws also require a landlord to provide a good reason, such as repeatedly paying rent late, for evicting a tenant. Rent control exists in some cities and counties in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC. Also called rent stabilization, maximum rent regulation, or a similar term.