This comment explores the issue of rent control. After a brief history of rent control laws, the author examines the arguments for and against rent control. Next the author discusses the general constitutional restrictions on rent control legislation. The author then addresses specific contents and problems involved in drafting rent control legislation. Finally the author provides sample rent control legislation and encourages tenant organization to follow the guidelines of the comment in order to withstand constitutional challenges and landlords' retaliatory reactions to rent control legislation.
Kathryn L. Partrick,
Rent Control: A Practical Guide for Tenant Organizations,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol15/iss5/12