Rent Control The Answer?

Rent control is quite controversial in terms of its effectiveness in controlling rents as well as stifling the development of needed rental property inventory.  A recent article (link below) goes into more detail about the push for rent control as Bay Area rents skyrocket.  Is the answer rent control or more liberal approval of new housing to meet continued strong demand for housing in our area?

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_27899620/soaring-rents-spark-growing-calls-rent-control

 

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