Rent Control and Other Housing Regulations

Joseph Smooke | 05/07/2018
Riley and Curtis hold article showing Rent Control passed in California
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Joseph Smooke

Cities and countries have made various attempts to regulate the housing market in order to ensure stability and affordability. Some have been more effective than others and as the housing market evolves, the strategies for regulation keep evolving as well.



Rent Control and housing regulations



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Paris, France


Right of First Refusal and budget allocations to affordable housing


Tax on second homes


New Zealand 

Ban on Foreign Ownership


Barcelona, Spain

Efforts to establish rent control similar to Paris and Berlin


Berlin, Germany

Rent Control and "Right of Preemption" or "Right of First Refusal"


    Rent Control


Restrictions on Short Term Rentals


Ontario, Canada

Rent Control