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Rent Control and Just Cause for Eviction

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Warning:  If you are reading this, it may be too late!

Rent control is a highly charged, emotional issue.   REALTORS® oppose rent control for a variety of valid reasons.  There are a number of strategies that they can employ to defeat rent control at the ballot box or at city hall.  However, the best strategy against rent control is a proactive housing program.  This requires an understanding of local housing issues, considerable dialogue about housing policies, and constructive involvement in the local political and planning process.

C.A.R. has compiled a variety of resources and information to assist members and local Association staff facing a rent control issue in their local community. For more information, please see the links below:

C.A.R. RESEARCH
CCRE Study:  Rent Control Hurts Low-Income Families PDF document
The Pernicious Effects of Rent Control, Flow Chart PDF document
Early Warning Signs
Ten Things To Do to Defeat Rent Control
Rent Control Handbook PDF document
Alternatives To Rent Control PDF document
Counter-Arguments PDF document
Property Owner's Questionnaire PDF document
Hard Evidence PDF document
2016 Summary of Rent Control Studies PDF document

LOCAL EXAMPLES
Santa Barbara Letter  PDF document

San Mateo County ppt

No on Burbank Rent Control - Bad for Burbank PDF document
No on Burbank Rent Control - Seniors PDF document
No on Burbank Rent Control - Who Decides PDF document 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Rutgers University Analysis 
An Analysis of Rent Control Ordinances in CA, Beacon Economics 
California Apartment Association 
C.A.R. Legal

 


For questions, please feel free to contact C.A.R. staff at (213) 739-8375.You may contact Rick Laezman at [email protected].


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